Cursor moves backward in text message

Discussion in 'Android Tech Support' started by justguessing, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. justguessing
    Offline

    justguessing New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    When I open a new text message on my Droid and begin to type a contact name, the cursor automatically moves backward as I type. This means that if I try to type in "Mary" it comes out as "Yram." When I try to move the cursor manually, it simply resets to the beginning of the word, causing any new letters to be added at the front end. After a few seconds of waiting, it stops and allows me to type normally. But it is still extremely annoying.

    Has anyone else encountered this or know how to fix it?

    Thanks,
    Jacob
  2. IUseDroid
    Offline

    IUseDroid New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Same Problem

    I have been having the exact same problem since about the time that you posted. I have no idea what is going on with it but, since it is a bit frustrating, I would love to hear a response.
  3. hookbill
    Offline

    hookbill Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,545
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    N.E. Ohio
    In all the time I've been hanging out here I've never heard of this. That's why you're not getting a response.

    Try doing a factory data reset out of your privacy section. Start fresh and see if you still have the issue.

    And don't use a task killer or antivirus.
  4. kmkocot
    Offline

    kmkocot New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    This has been happening to me as well. Do you guys use lookout? I'm wondering if that's the culprit.
  5. strobez395
    Offline

    strobez395 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I've been having the same problem...has anyone found a solution?

    If I try to type in the contact I want to text right as I open up messaging (so it looks it up in contacts) it will start typing right to left. I have to wait about 10 seconds and then it will type normally.
  6. IUseDroid
    Offline

    IUseDroid New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That Factory Data Reset option worked for me a while ago. I started using Handscent as my main text messaging for a while, but it started to slow things down so I recently stopped. The issue just came back again. Thinking about doing the Factory Data Reset again since it had good results.
  7. strobez395
    Offline

    strobez395 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    141
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I'll give it a shot...Just hate having to re-install all of my apps again. Can't wait till I get a new phone in a few months.
Search tags for this page
android phone typing backwards
,
android phonev cursor moves
,

android typing backwards

,
cursor automatically moves to the left of the search letters
,
cursor problem on moto x
,
cursor typing backward
,
cusror cant move backwards on andriod phone
,
droid forum word moves right
,
galaxy s3 move cursor
,

moto x typing backwards

,
my htc phone is typing backwards
,
samsung galaxy s3 can't drag cursor to the end
,
text cursor in photohop is backwards
,
when i type on my phone, it goes backwards
,
why is the cursor on my phone writing text backwards