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After switching, can't type (intermittent)


I'm getting this issue: In chrome I'll quickly need to switch between an english keyboard and your pinyin keyboard for a test. (hitting Alt-Shift twice... To get to Japanese) (particularly on And intermittently in the chrome browser, (note I haven't checked other browsers), I all of a sudden cannot type anything. My keyboard is locked in a deadzone. The only way out of it is to do a 'mouse-click-away', or a 'Alt-tab' to another application... then 'Alt-Tab' back to the Browser, which oddly then allows me to start typing again to finish the test before the time runs out. Note: This does not happen every time I switch to pinyintools. It doesn't happen every time on either, as I said it is (intermittent)... I'm not sure what is the trigger. I'll switch, and go ...d'oh i can't type again.
Closed Aug 1, 2014 at 6:48 PM by taoyue


taoyue wrote Nov 30, 2012 at 4:08 AM

Unfortunately, this is really hard to debug, because it does not occur consistently, and also because you haven't yet narrowed down the root cause.

Chrome has historically had a number of issues with text services, so it would be worthwhile to try with other browsers.

I have just released a new version of PinyinTones that is linked against the system redistributables. On the off chance that it might be related to linked libraries, could you also try the new version?

taoyue wrote Aug 1, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Closing because of inactivity.