cursor motion by arrow keys lag is back with 6.8.1

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Fri Sep 17 06:10:19 PDT 2004


I spoke too soon it appears.  The motion of the text cursor in an 
editor is suffering a huge lag again, and it seems to come and go.

This is the behaviour with 6.7, and with 6.8.1, but I did not notice 
it while I was running 6.8.0.

This has troubled my system since back when KDE was less than 2.0, 
several years now.

By huge lag, I mean standing on an arrow key only gets about 1 char 
space worth of motion per second, and if there are more events in the 
buffer due to a 10+ cps setting for key repeat, the cursor may 
continue to move slowly for quite a long time.  In those cases, the 
quickest way to fix a typu is to use the mouse and click on where you 
want the cursor.  It comes and goes, effecting the system maybe 30% 
of the time.

Cheers, Gene
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