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Old 11-18-2008, 06:11 PM   #1
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KDE typematic (key repeat) rate


I am wondering how I change the rate for repeating keys under KDE?

I'm slow, and if I "think" while typing, I manage to get duplicate key presses.

Thanks much for the pointer.
 
Old 11-18-2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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I have the same problem, I tried to set it in the /preferences/keyboard, but that didn't get it slow enough so I rebooted & went into the BIOS annnd set it there(you'll have to look for Typematic setting). Took several tries but I finally got it set to where I could live with it
 
Old 11-19-2008, 04:48 AM   #3
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I have the same problem, I tried to set it in the /preferences/keyboard, but that didn't get it slow enough so I rebooted & went into the BIOS annnd set it there(you'll have to look for Typematic setting). Took several tries but I finally got it set to where I could live with it
Ah, do BIOS is the source for KDE's settings? Apparently.

For a virtual terminal, without KDE, the command is kbdrate. That appears to have no effect on KDE, however.
 
Old 11-20-2008, 07:06 AM   #4
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I don't think the BIOS has much effect(if any), but at least(in my case, Ubuntu ver 8.10 x64) it seemed to get me some improvement, I still have to back space a fair amount & am still looking for a better solution, will post here if I find
 
Old 11-20-2008, 10:33 AM   #5
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In a KDE terminal, start kcontrol from the command line.
Navigate to Peripherals - Keyboard - Keyboard repeat.
You can change the Delay and the Rate.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 02:08 PM   #6
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In a KDE terminal, start kcontrol from the command line.
Navigate to Peripherals - Keyboard - Keyboard repeat.
You can change the Delay and the Rate.
Thank you! This is what I was looking for!
 
  


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