[xorg-bugzilla-noise] [Bug 1473] New: wish: sticky keys enhancements (timeout, disable beep, not Ctrl-Alt-Bksp)

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           Summary: wish: sticky keys enhancements (timeout, disable beep,
                    not Ctrl-Alt-Bksp)
           Product: xorg
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: Input/Keyboard
        AssignedTo: xorg-bugzilla-noise at freedesktop.org
        ReportedBy: freedesktop at richardneill.org

There are a few ways I think that sticky keys could be improved. 

1)An optional timeout of say, 50 ms. This would be useful to me, as an imprecise
typist. For example, when I type '*' or '~', I sometimes release the shift-key
slightly too early and get '8' or '#' instead. Therefore, I have sticky keys
enabled (which works brilliantly as a solution). However, I don't want the
modifier to stick for very long, as it can have unintended consequences. 

2)Another useful option would be to disable the beep. DVD players often fake a
shift-key keypress to prevent the screensaver activating - and this causes the
system to beep.  [(1) should probably imply this by default]

3)I crashed my system accidentally - I wanted Ctrl-Backspace, and got
Perhaps sticky keys should not stick the combinations:
Ctrl-Alt-[Del|Backspace|Esc]  ? 
(It's too easily done! Although I have now turned on DontZap in xorg.conf)

I originally reported this to KDE - please see here:

Thank you very much.        
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