Cannot type more than a few letters

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    When I try to type anything...a txt, facebook message, email...I get a few letters typed and the screen will freeze. Then it will suddenly close everything down and open something random.
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    That was happening with my mom on texts. Only thing we found to fix it was a factory reset. Make sure to back up anything important before doing it (numbers, texts etc) as it deletes everything.
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    Under settings-> applications->quick launch make sure that there are no shortcuts assigned. This solved the issue for me.
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    Okay, I had this exact problem show up a 2 days ago. Did a quick google search and found this fix: change the default keyboard to swype.

    1) I use the physical keyboard so I could care less about the on screen keyboard.

    2) I have tried swype and hope to get more into it, but probably not. LOL

    3) I do not know why this worked, but it IMMEDIATLY fixed this bizzare problem.

    4) My biggest rule is: Always, always, ALWAYS try a few suggested fixes before a reset. They suck (for me).

    Good luck and let us know how/if you get this solved.

    Cheers!
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    That also looks like you could go to the software keyboard settings, and choose “Clear learned words”.
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    Quick fix for this that I found last night.
    Application->manage applications->all->multi touch keyboard clear everything but don't force close or uninstall. Work like a charm. I was having the same problem but now it's working nicely.

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DroidForums
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    Thank you! I am new to the forum and find the info here so helpful! I had this problem all day and this tip solved my problem in two minutes. Thanks a million!!!!
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    no problem, friend.
    i was having the same problem yesterday and it pissed me off to the point where i wanted to throw my phone off of a bridge. glad to help. :happy3:
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    This also worked for my issue of some words I would type locking my phone up requiring me to force close what ever I was working on.
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    Be beautiful wife was ready to beat me for giving her my D2G after this keyboard issue developed. Now it's fixed by simply clearing the data on multi-touch keyboard. I get to live to beg for the D4--although, at this rate, it'll be the D5 by the time my next upgrade comes around. :)

    Sent from my DROID3 using DroidForums
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    Thank you - this worked immediately

    Several days with only 3 letter texts. Downloaded anti-virus - nothing. Tried your suggestion and removed 3 or 4 shortcuts I don't think I ever programmed and the problem disappeared immediately! (Hopefully that random car docking screen will also stop showing up now!)
    Thank you!
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