So, I can type normally in this subject box but....

(40 Posts)
FrankWippery Sat 06-Oct-12 23:04:33

whenIcomeintothisbitIcanonlytypethelettersandnothingelsenospacenocommasstopsnothingwhy

When I come into this bit I can only type the letters and nothing else; no space, no commas, stops. Nothing. why would this be, O clever technical people.

I've typed this bit in word and C&P'd it into here. Every time I try to do it normally, it won't do it. Is it me? And why only on MN?

LouisAndHisWangOMeter Sat 06-Oct-12 23:06:33

Have you checked whether you're drunk?
<helpful>

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 06-Oct-12 23:11:33

Oh dear. Erm, think it might be a problem your end, FrankW.

Is it still happening?

FrankWippery Sat 06-Oct-12 23:55:50

I'm definitely not drunk. And it fine from my iPad and phone. Still doing it on laptop, but it doesn't do it on anything else on there. FB/email etc all fine.

Will stamp on it in the morning and see if that makes a difference.

Bastard teenage DC and chums kept me awake into the very small hours so it could something as simple as my brain is not fully functioning.

MrsShrek3 Sat 06-Oct-12 23:59:57

Maybe your spacebar had some wine too as it's functioning even worse than your brain
wink
<mega helpful>

FrankWippery Sun 07-Oct-12 00:21:26

You're rotten and mean and everything. I'd actually understand it better if was the same wherever I tried to type, but it's only in the MN message box. I shall sleep and try stuff again on the morrow.

SummerRain Sun 07-Oct-12 00:26:21

Turn it off and back on again. Sometimes my scroll bar doesn't work but if I just restart the laptop it wakes up

FrankWippery Sun 07-Oct-12 13:09:04

NopeNothingIsWorkingDonetheWholeTurnOffAndOnAgainAndItsOnlyOnHereThatICantDoIt

mrsfuzzy Sun 07-Oct-12 13:12:14

have a strong coffe that normally sorts my cell that passes for a brain out, oh, and make one for your keyboard too!

ZombTEE Sun 07-Oct-12 13:17:32

Frank you have the most bizarre problems with MN.

You're using your laptop keyboard or an external one?

FrankWippery Sun 07-Oct-12 13:37:00

LaptopKeyboard

ZombTEE Sun 07-Oct-12 14:12:57

And it's only on MN? You can post to FB/Twitter/write an email?

FrankWippery Sun 07-Oct-12 14:37:56

YepEverythingElseIsFine

squishyotter Sun 07-Oct-12 14:40:27

Which web browser do you use? I've seen this happen with Internet Explorer, when there is a dodgy addon/toolbar installed, and deleting all the addons fixed it.

ZombTEE Sun 07-Oct-12 14:40:42

That's just bizarre. What happens when you press space? Just nothing? Does the cursor even jump or anything?

FrankWippery Sun 07-Oct-12 14:41:44

SafariNothingHappensWhenIPressSpaceTheCursorStopsFlashingThatsItHoldOnAndIllTryChrome

FrankWippery Sun 07-Oct-12 14:43:36

Right, it's fine on Chrome, so must be an isolated issue with my Safari. FB/Email etc are fine and I can post as normal. It's just in the message/post box on MN that I can't.

Very odd. Very annoying grin

FrankWippery Sun 07-Oct-12 14:44:40

AndHereIAmBackInSafariAndItsTheSameStill

FrankWippery Sun 07-Oct-12 14:48:42

JustReportedMyselfAndItLetMeTypeMessageAsNormalSoThisIsDefinitelyIsolatedToPostingOnThreadsISuspectItsAMassiveConspiracyToGetMeToSendMoreCakeAndGin

ZombTEE Sun 07-Oct-12 14:51:38

Well, then use Chrome! It's a better browser anyway!

SoupDragon Sun 07-Oct-12 14:52:21

Delete and reinstal Safari.

Or just use Chrome.

FrankWippery Sun 07-Oct-12 14:53:55

ButILoveSafariBumOKWillTryReinstallFirstThenConcedeDefeat

InvisibleHotPinkWeasel Sun 07-Oct-12 14:57:25

I had this on safari. Only on Mn and only on the pc. was fine on phone. Reinstalling did nada.

Blatherskite Sun 07-Oct-12 15:03:19

Has Safari updated recently?

I got the 'new', 'updated' and 'improved' version of the software on my phone and none of the kids games have worked since. I am NOT impressed

SoupDragon Sun 07-Oct-12 15:04:12

I am using Safari on a Macbook and it's fine.

FrankWippery Sun 07-Oct-12 15:05:31

JustReinstalledAndItsTheSameInterestingWeaselThatYouHadThisTooBlathersNotAsFarAsIKnowButThenIKnowNotMuch

FrankWippery Sun 07-Oct-12 15:06:24

ImOnAnAsusItsFineOnMyPhoneAndIPadThoughJustVeryVeryAnnoying

Blatherskite Sun 07-Oct-12 15:11:03

I already had a headache but reading your posts isn't easy Frank wink

FrankWippery Sun 07-Oct-12 15:20:58

I've given up trying to sort it as it looks like it's not going to. Sorry about the head Blathers no I'm not grin

InvisibleHotPinkWeasel Sun 07-Oct-12 15:43:13

I only had it with Safari / Vista combo.

Safari / Windows 7 is fine

Pinot Sun 07-Oct-12 15:48:22

Why is it doing capitals?

Blatherskite Sun 07-Oct-12 16:02:44

Don't pick on me, I'm poorly sad

FrankWippery Sun 07-Oct-12 18:22:22

Good point Pinot! Guess the caps button and the letters are the only ones that will work for me in Safari.

I am bemused by it all, but that'snot really a massive surprise as I am bemused by most things grin

Pinot, lovely to see you. I've been wondering where you were for a few days now as realised that I had not seen you about anywhere. Hope all is ok.

ZombTEE Sun 07-Oct-12 19:20:18

I though I hadn't been sat on in awhile...

Pinot Mon 08-Oct-12 09:41:00

<sits on Tee>

I'm here! In the Wolefs thread and on S&B more than I can afford to be often. Thanks for missing me though smile You've made an old gal happy.

ZombTEE Mon 08-Oct-12 10:25:09

I feel much better now, thank you!

Pinot Mon 08-Oct-12 10:29:46

grin Anytime!

OliviaLMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 08-Oct-12 19:44:46

LouisAndHisWangOMeter

Have you checked whether you're drunk?
<helpful>

grin
Our first question is usually which browser folk are using but i do like this one! grin

ZombTEE Mon 08-Oct-12 19:51:58

Olivia was that email I just got from you in purple?!?!

Or am I drunk?

ZombTEE Mon 08-Oct-12 19:52:35

Never mind. I'm drunk. I just looked at it again.

::haven't actually had any wine::

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