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Text Edit, repeating text issue

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Jun 20, 2013 9:28 PM

Text edit has developed a bug/issue. It is on a computer that several staff used so I don't know what happened during use that may have caused this issue to begin. (iMac, 7 years old, running 10.4.x)

 

As I start typing in textedit, each subsequent keystroke causes a repetition of all previous keystrokes.

 

For example, as I start to type the word Test, the t types (cumulative display:t), when I hit e it types te (cumulative display: tte), when I hit s it types tes (cumulative display ttetes), when I type t it types test (cumulative display: ttetestest). Typing space, or enter causes a complete repetition of everything so far on the screen.

 

If I try to quit it sits as though I have an invisible dialog box waiting for input. If I hit return, the app quits completely.

 

If I try to save (cmd-s) or using the menu command save... the app quits immediately without the delay outlined in the sentence above.

 

So far I haven't tried much in the way of troubleshooting. I started a completely new profile on the computer and discovered the same behaviour within textedit in that new profile.

 

Has anyone else experienced this, and, if so, discovered a solution?

 

Kraeg

iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1

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