Can’t type on-line

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For more than a week, I’ve had problems with typing on-line. I just tried typing on this page, and some characters must be entered several times before they appear; others repeat several times. This only happens on-line. I use Word or Word Pad to type most of my notes and copy and paste them to the on-line entry, as I’m doing with this entry. I’ve tried resetting everything, including removing and replacing cables, with no change. Any suggestions?
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Bev, Champion

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Do you have a keyboard that uses drivers? Usually those are gaming keyboards like Razer, Logitech Gaming, etc... If so the drivers may need to be updated or, may be conflicting with a recent OS update.

If not have you tried rebooting your computer?
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I'm now using a Logitech wireless keyboard without their software that provides additional functions. That software works well on our new laptop, but not  on this older machine.  There  aren't any issues when I switch to the  disk resident software, such as Word or Word Pad. We stopped allowing OS updates on  this Windows 7 machine after they totally crashed the computer, and it had to be reformatted and  restored twice.
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It's been rebooted several times, as has the  router and satellite modem.
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Since you indicate "typing on-line" and normal with Word or Word Pad, I'll assume it's limited to your browser activities.

Which browser?

A google search on "slow typing with xxxxxx" where xxxxxx represents your browser will yield some trouble shooting advice and tips.

Reasons could simply be an unruly browser add-on, possible virus or malware, low memory available usually accompanied by alot of disk activity as memory gets swapped in and out to the hard drive, etc.

Most trouble shooting will begin with opening your browser in safe-mode to eliminate any add-on issues. Safe mode eliminates any add-on issues  by disabling them and instructions vary by browser - as above,  search on "start xxxxxxx in safe mode"    
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Thank you for your reply. I am using the latest edition of Firefox. Have tried Chrome (and the Windows 10 Explorer on our laptop) and didn't like either one I will try the safe mode and see what happens. We do have issues with pages not responding often  on some sites even  before this problem began.
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In addition, to eliminate the possibility that it may be malware (just to be safe), you might want to go over to MalwareBytes, download, install and run it:

https://www.malwarebytes.com/

Had some interaction with somebody yesterday who did that and it detected some 524  malware instances that her reputable anti-virus had missed (top rated by some)  - different issue for her but worth a shot assuming your using Windows.

P.S. I'd recommend MalwareBytes as a second line of defense to anyone who may be inclined to think they're safe with their current anti-virus. The free version suffices and you simply need to manually scan periodically if confident in your primary antivirus. It can be a real eye-opener as it was for the individual yesterday. In her case it appeared to be a Windows Explorer (not to be confused with Internet Exploder) infection that was downloading them all to her hard drive (chewing into her data usage to the tune of 1 GB a day).            
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