Slow, not responsive MBP Keyboard/Trackpad

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cheezebob, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. cheezebob macrumors member

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    I love my new SR 15" MBP, but sometimes the first letter of a word I type after not using the keyboard for a while doesn't get typed. Also, the trackpad sometimes seems slow to respond after not being used for a few minutes/seconds. Is this normal??
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    What are your Energy Saver settings?

    Quite possible your machine has dropped into a lower speed operation while idle, and it needs a moment to return to full operation.
     
  3. CalBoy macrumors 604

    CalBoy

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    Your "ignore accidental trackpad input" maybe getting in the way. Turn it off by going to:

    System Preferences
    Keyboard & Mouse
    Go the the "Trackpad" tab

    At the bottom you will see "ignore accidental trackpad input." Uncheck that box and see how it goes.
     
  4. cheezebob thread starter macrumors member

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    I optimized the energy saver for better performance, but it didn't help. I don't see an option there thats related to my problem either. The first letter I try to type doesnt get typed at least twice a day...

    The trackpad seems better after unchecking ignore accidental input.
     
  5. CalBoy macrumors 604

    CalBoy

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    There is also a keyboard response timer. I believe it's called the "Key Repeat Rate." Although this is technically for double lettered words (like too, miss, feet, etc) it might be what's causing your keyboard to be unresponsive at first. Try adjusting the bar and see what results you get.
     
  6. cheezebob thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried adjusting it..it still is slow to respond a lot of the time..
     
  7. CalBoy macrumors 604

    CalBoy

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    Hmmm. I really don't know what to tell you:eek: Does the keyboard respond better if you've used the trackpad a little, or is it the same? Maybe the computer is just "awakening" or something.
     

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