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Keyboard not working in chrome (intermittent problem)

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
March 10, 2013 5:06:03 AM

Hello, I'm using Chrome Version 25.0.1364.160 m with Windows 7 64bit home premium, on an Acer 5552g laptop and an external USB keyboard.

Several times a day, the keyboard stops typing anything at all in Chrome. It types fine in other apps, and I've actually resorted to typing emails in other apps, then cutting and pasting using the context menu.

The problem is sometimes resolved by reloading the page several times, or by restarting Chrome.

I've tried screaming, it doesn't seem to do much. Neither does throwing my keyboard across the room, or beating on the wall. Any ideas?

The problem happens in several types of text fields. It has a particular fondness for the gmail compose field and the address bar, those may be its natural habitat. The problem seems to be mostly nocturnal, unless awakened by the fact that I -really- need to get something done quickly.


Oh: just thought to try the integrated keyboard as well, same problem.
March 10, 2013 5:27:36 AM

When I open a new window, the first address bar I open does not accept typed input. The second tab opened DOES, however.
July 31, 2013 8:31:28 PM

Hey Jeremy - My wife is having the same problem with her Acer laptop. She's tried the same solutions (screaming, throwing keyboard, etc.) but no luck. Did you ever find a solution?
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