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Liewin
Jun Member 2018

Liewin

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I am someone who learned working with the computer before the mouse was introduced. So I am used to using my keyboard to do automatic things. In RS I use my left hand to turn around (A clockwise, D anti-clockwise). I also use the numbers of the active action bar to do my bidding.

Once in a while I notice my left hand keys not working. I press the A, but no movement on the screen. When I press the left arrow the screen turns. So my keyboard is working. Only the left hand keys not. I then switch to my browser, type some A's, switch back, and I can turn around using the A again.

Imagine you are in a situation you need to get out fast, like the Ranged Escape, and the game is not listening to that key.

Is this something you have noticed, have you solved it?
Honi soit qui mal y pense

04-Jan-2019 12:07:41

Liebster
Nov Gold Premier Club Member 2017

Liebster

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Hiya

I'm not an expert and I can't really help you I guess since I play with a mouse :( . But I guess you used the a and the d for chatting. This is something that does not happen with the arrow keys. So check if you are writing a message when using a and d. :)

That's the only tip I've got for you. Sorry.


Cheers
Liebster
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06-Jan-2019 16:33:50

Liewin
Jun Member 2018

Liewin

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Liebster said:
I guess you used the a and the d for chatting. This is something that does not happen with the arrow keys. So check if you are writing a message when using a and d. :)


Hiya back at ya ;-D

Thanks for your answer. Yes, it sometimes happens that I activated the chat feature, and instead of turning around I get lots of a's and d's. A real face palm moment when you figure that one out. But this is not the case in the other situations, where no a's, d's, 1's etc appear in the chat line.

I really mean that sometimes the communication between (part of my) keyboard and the game is broken. Were can I cry when I'm expecting to jump out of danger's way (PK'er when running to the Abyss for instance) and nothing happens?
Honi soit qui mal y pense

10-Jan-2019 08:47:19

Liewin
Jun Member 2018

Liewin

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I also noticed you are not directly able to turn around using the keyboard keys when a window is closed. For instance when you have been on the Grand Exchange and close your bank window. It takes a few moments before you can turn. It is like it takes sometime before a part of the program runs out and keyboard input is expected again. And sometimes this sometime runs into indefinitely. Honi soit qui mal y pense

10-Jan-2019 08:56:46

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