Aarrrgghh! What Is My Problem?

I know, I’m sixty-one years old, but I hate to be a cliché.  Unlike the kids of today, I was not born with a remote, controller or mouse in my hand.  I am not supposed to know everything about computers and I certainly don’t.  But, help!   I just want to write a short blog, post something simple.  No big deal.  I do it every week and I use my computer everyday.  But, last week my computer started acting up, started having a mind of its own.  Like a spoiled child it seems to only want to do what it wants to do.  That Mac is driving me crazy!

I have a laptop and I  love it.  But it has turned on me.  Every time I try to type anything, my cursor jumps around.  It jumps backwards and continues typing in the middle of a word three words back.  Or, the cursor jumps around and starts deleting words.  But, the worst is when the pesky little cursor starts highlighting everything on the page and I can’t get it to stop.   Force close is my only option.

I can’t compose a blog post under these conditions.  A short task has turned into an all day event.  I thought that maybe I had been overworking the poor thing.  After all it had been getting very hot. So I went to Staples and bought a “chill pad”.  We all need a little chill time, right?  The employee at the store suggested that a build up of dust may be affecting the sensor in the computer.  So, a can of air was put on the list.

Hope springs eternal.  I have faith that my poor sick Mac will be healed and we can continue our relationship as before. A little blast of air and a gentle breeze from the dual fan in the chill pad and I am convinced that the computer will respond to all the positive reinforcement I lavish upon it. So I give it the old “college try”.   But, not three minutes into composing  my blog the trouble begins again.  Forget it! I admit it.  I don’t know what is wrong and I just want it fixed.  My computer has let me down, so I have been forced onto another computer to compose my blog.  Then I am off to the Mac Shack.

P.S.  I had the blog written on the other computer when my son came in and suggested that I try to alter the trackpad preferences on my laptop.  Darn if it didn’t work.  Guess I raised a genius!

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2 Responses to Aarrrgghh! What Is My Problem?

  1. Enjoyed you post, but what is trackpad preferrence?

    • seniledenial says:

      Thanks for checking out my blog and for the question. The trackpad preferences are in the system preferences on the computer. They control the keyboard touchpad and the external mouse. I simply checked off that when I had an external mouse I wanted the computer to ignore the touchpad. Hope that helps. 🙂

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