Creating answers and questions is very tedious on my computer: Each keystroke takes between 0.8 and 1.5 seconds to appear in the input mask. Even if I use an external editor the workflow is such horribly slow, that I cannot feel it "flowing" at all.
Of course I can type a message blindly, but this increases the number of typos even further. Then editing the message is a challenge: To delete 4 characters and insert 4 new ones, I have to wait 8 seconds plus 2 additional seconds to see, if really every keystroke was processed.
Using the mouse to set the cursor yields to further problems: keyboard events and mouse events are collected in different queues.
[Key1], [move cursor by mouse click], [Key2]
[Key1], [Key2], [move cursor by mouse click]
Of course using automatic key repetition is absolutely impossible under these circumstances such that I get the ancient type-writer feeling.
I admit that I'm using an older computer for the internet access and have a 36Mbps connection only. But the only limitations I get are:
Am I the only one with such problems?
PS. Creating this message took 32 minutes.
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I'd like to reassure everyone that solving this problem is a priority for us, and we hope to have some improvements in place Real Soon Now™.
Thanks for your detailed feedback and workarounds!
(I'll be sure to update Jan when we think we've improved the situation).
I have no issue.
PS. Creating this message took 1 second. :)
Such a behaviour I experience only when working through remote desktop.
What browser are you using?
On a related matter - I immediately install NoScript and Flashblock in my browser. Using these even my old eee offers nice speed.
But I'll give this site a try on it at weekend.
No issues, Jan. Mac OSX running Firefox in USA (though some argue that we're actually part of Canada ;-) ).
I do have such issues, but very inconsistently. Over the last few days it has been driving me nuts. For a few weeks before that there was no problem. Yesterday it took 10 minutes to write a single sentence, that is for it to show up. I typed blindly then went and got some coffee and came back to the last word showing up.
Today it is better, no delay at all. I wish I could find the pattern!
I am using the latest Firefox and 1 Mbps connection. 36 Mbps is a way fast connection, Jan - at least in the rural areas of Idaho, USA. In fact, when I was on campus at MSU a few years back they had the fastest internet connection in the state: 20 Mbps. I could watch HD all day long on that connection with no problem....
I don't experience any latency. My download speed is 10Mbps and my upload is 500kbps - isn't the latter more relevant for keyboard latency? Like Sean de, I run Firefox on MacOSX in the U.S. (all latest versions).
Jan, if 36Mbps is a slow speed where you are, what is a fast speed?
I too get this issue but only occasionally - no idea why this is sometimes the case and other times it is relatively easy. Could it be just down to the number of users accessing the site?
Got latency problems on 26th of April for writing a longer-than-usual post, but really not severe as Jan's.
I notice no latency besides the one in my brain lol , the time it takes me to remember something is far greater than any possible latency :)
- Shameless bump -
MATLAB Answers is on air for 100 days now. Congratulations! I appreciate the layout features and the (too rarely used) possibility to embed pictures. Commenting otherones answers and editing the own posts is a powerful method to improve the quality of the data base.
But the latency drives me crazy. I'm loosing too much time waiting for this GUI to process my keystrokes. The mechanism to disable the auto-preview is implemented already, but it is triggered after a huge number of keystrokes only.
I stop posting until this problem is solved. I'd apprciate it very much, if somebody could send me a message. Thanks!
Here is an approach that I hope will make life easier for people with keyboard latency that is not too extreme. I used it to write this question.
Even without any keyboard latency, I prefer doing it this way for all but the shortest comments.
3 weeks later after my last comment to Randy...
I gave up. Because MATLAB Answers is a valuable platform and my time is too expensive to waste it by waiting for characters to appear, I bought a faster computer. A Core2Duo 2.3GHz, 2GB, Win7-64 is enough to send some keystrokes to the TMW servers and see them appearing fluently in my browser.
Well. Forcing users to apply brute force is not a smart solution.
I dont post too often, but I tried this out of curiosity. No issues. On Safari, running OSX.
Recently, for a month or so, it was taking me 24 seconds to fully load an Answers page in a new tab, when accessing via a 3 Gb/s connection. It also was not uncommon for me to get about 5 lines ahead in my typing, waiting for the preview to catch up. This was, it might be imagined, rather frustrating.
The 24 second load time turned out to be a problem in my graphics driver (!!)
The very long latencies for preview to catch up were somehow related to that, but only as a matter of degree: those same days, at home, I was often getting 2 or more lines ahead in plain typing.
I have never noticed any latency issue at all. I use Firefox and Windows 7.
Another latency problem: When I click on the "Comment this Question" button or the corresponding [Save] button, I have to wait 5 to 10 seconds until the action happens. This feels unresponsive.
I do not assume that reporting such problems is useful, because this forum is obviously not maintained anymore.