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Just recently, typing in forms on the internet has become rediculously slow.

I'm on an oldish PC with low memory (1gb) and amd athlon XP 2800+ (2.08 ghz) and get an awesome 1.0 rating from windows :)

Thing is though - it only just started happening. Was fine last week.

Also, It doesn't only happen when heaps of other processes are open/running. I can have only one IE window up, after fresh reboot, and still happens.

Any ideas why?

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Could it be a problem with your keyboard? I had a 4 year-old wireless keyboard that was giving me input lag & being very resistant to typing, not only on the web but in Word, etc. Anyway, I replaced it the other week and I can once again type quickly. :)

As a sort of non-problem-solving answer, can you switch to Google Chrome/Chromium? It's blindingly fast (certainly much faster than IE8) and doesn't use a lot of resources (especially the newest developer builds).

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+1 for testing another browser. I'm pretty sure his problem is not IE. –  Leonel Mar 2 '10 at 11:41

Check your AddIns and/or Toolbars which are installed, might be that there's the problem.

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Try to reset IE8 setting to default, delete the browsing cache and history,

and maybe you may have some luck by desactivating the Autocomplete fetature (under Internet option >> content >> utocomplete setting). and turn off all unused accelerators a add-ons.

should work fine now.

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