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Old 07-16-2013, 01:33 AM   #1
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Remapped Control Key - Now Can't Get Remapped Key to Autorepeat

Hello all.

I'm stumped.

I remapped my "Control_R" key to "Prior" with:

xmodmap -e "keycode 105 = Prior"
I then set autorepeat "on" for the remapped key:

xset r 105
When I check the function of the newly remapped key with "xev", it shows up as "Prior" and the autorepeat function looks to be working. However, when I try to use the autorepeat on the new "Prior" key when in an application, I find my success to be hit-and-miss. For example, the autorepeat function works in Thunar, Firefox, and Evince, but does not work while using nano, OpenOffice Write, or Adobe Reader.

What can I do to get this newly remapped key to autorepeat for all apps?

I'm using Debian Squeeze.


Last edited by Digger1; 07-16-2013 at 01:04 PM.
Old 07-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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Got It!

116 views and no ideas?

Well, after stumbling across this page:,

I puzzled it out.

Before reassigning the "Control_R" key, I entered the following command:

xmodmap -e "remove control = Control_R"
Now, my newly reassigned key seems to autorepeat across all applications.

Thanks for looking, IHTH someone!


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