No misunderstanding on my part as I just replied with the most realistic explanation.
My offer to assist in any way to find the cause of the slowdown is still open if you feel later you would like to continue.
Using a program like TFC will clear ALL temp, cache and cookies on your browsers which will slow down response time.
Let me know and if you are satisfied with the assistance to this point I will say I am glad I could give you a clear and precise answer.
Yes, I am perfectly satisfied.
The whole thing started when some guy wrote that tapping the space bar gave the occasional slow response a reminder that "I am still here". I think it was on a Forum.
I tried it and it seemed to work (it still does) so my questions "Is it true or imaginary ?" and "If so, why ?" came up.
I am well aware that most electronic and mechanical devices and equipment have a feature that will kick start some operation that may lag at times or not respond, it is common design practice. Even our keyboards have an "Escape" key - it does not work, but the intention is good. So the guy`s comment seemed perfectly logical. Rather like ringing a door bell and nobody comes, so you ring it again and somebody does. In this case the first ring is the mouse click and the second the space bar.
It is a perfectly valid engineering question to which you have given a perfectly satisfactory answer, without going into a garble of unnecessary geek stuff if the subject is not immediately recognised by our knowledgeable members.
Again, thanks Mod,
Edited by John Bull, 30 July 2011 - 03:10 PM.