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ClarisWorks - sluggish typing

Posted on 1997-04-05
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When typing fast in  ClarisWorks 4 on my Performa 6200/75 there is a notable delay before the characters I've typed appear on screen.  

For example, if I type "the end" in CW4,  the letters "nd" appear *after* I've finished typing and lifted my fingers off the keyboard.  This makes it feel painfully slow...

I had a similar problem on the 7200 I use at work, until I added more VRAM, which dealt with the problem nicely and also speeded up scrolling. But the 6200 won't take any more VRAM than its standard 1 Meg, and I don't feel like spending UK£250-£350 (which is what they cost here) on a graphics card which conceivably might help..  I already have 48 Meg of RAM, system 7.5.5 and have allocated ClarisWorks7000 K - more than double that recommended.

Is this a lost cause or is there anything else I can do?

Thanks!


Maurice Frankel







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Try starting with extensions off and see if the performance improves. If so, you have an extension conflict that you'll have to sort out bit by bit.

You sound like you have plenty of RAM etc. Set your disk cache in the Memory Control Panel to 512 k - no more, no less. Turn off Virtual Memory if you've got it on. Disable any artificial RAM enhancer if you use one and see how it goes.

If these fail, you may have a bad font installed. They can cause this sort of problem, but I suspect this is not what's wrong in your case - it's worth checking out, though.

Finally, do the basic disk housekeeping such as rebuilding the desktop and using Norton's Disk Doctor to ensure all it running properly.  It might be worth trashing Clarisworks preferences and rebooting as well - or even reinstalling Clarisworks.

Good luck. That should keep you out of mischief for an hour!  :)

Rifty
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