Delay after keyboard command
Please help. I’ve been looking for a solution to this for 6 months already.
The problem started when I upgraded to Windows 10. I was running Autocad 2016 at the time, have since upgraded to 2017 and also installed all service packs for Windows and Autocad, to no avail.
I bought a brand new Microsoft windows 10-compatible mouse, not the solution either.
When I enter a command using the keyboard, there is a 1-2 second delay before I can select or click in the model space. Eg. if I hit ‘L’ for line and I click in model space immediately, the click is ‘dead’. If I wait a second or two before clicking, this does not happen. BUT, if I use the toolbar button for line, I can click in model space and start drawing immediately. A second doesn’t sound like much, but it is slowing me down considerably and frustrating me incredibly.
The same applies to any other keyboard command. When I enter the command using the keyboard, I have to wait 1-2 seconds before I can select objects or start drawing. The mouse is moving during these 1-2 seconds, it’s not like it freezes. But the clicking has no effect.
I have searched everywhere for a solution and tweaked every setting I could find.
Does anyone have an ideas for how to fix this?
Hi there Wilson and welcome to CAD Answers community,
Try to turn off hardware acceleration for your Graphics Card and tell me how it goes, if it works; you might need to update your drivers.
from what you are describing it’s most probably drivers problem but which one? (Mouse, Display, Graphics)
We’ll tackle the problem one step at a time.
- Have your tried with a different keyboard? It also worth trying virtual keyboard (to see if its definitely your keyboard)
- I assume you are working offline (not in a network environment)? Because if you work in a network environment and some AutoCAD setting direct to a network drive then this might be the cause.
Good morning Karin,
I believe this is lag caused by the AUTOCOMPLETE function, which can be useful but is mostly annoying for experienced users. You can edit the variables by typing AUTOCOMPLETE – change the delay or even turn it off.
Hope that fixes it,
I’ve played around with the autocomplete settings and turned it off completely, makes no difference.
SBCansever, typing the full command also doesn’t make a difference.
I have realised that I have a similar issue in microsoft excel when switching from keyboard input to mouse input, so maybe this is not a cad issue after all.