xserver 1.5 rc6: sudden keyboard delay

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Wed Aug 6 07:35:29 PDT 2008

john terragon wrote:
> --- On Tue, 8/5/08, Peter Hutterer <peter.hutterer at who-t.net> wrote:
>> This is XKB SlowKeys, an accessibility feature. 
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=445898
>> describes a similar issue
>> which seems to be caused by gnome-settings-daemon.
> Mmmmh...I use kde but it also supports this accessibility feature. 
> Maybe it's the same problem....Thanks, I'll give it a try when it happens again.

Just to add to the pile:

I ran into this "accessibility" feature in KDE4 while testing it 
recently. I remember a dialog box flashing up on screen but it 
disappeared very quickly... the reason was I was trying to think how to 
start my sentence and subsequently did so while holding the shift key as 
I knew it would be a capital letter. In the end I opted for an extra 
carriage return and released shift and hit return, just at precisely the 
same time as the dialog box almost inperceptivly flashed on to screen.

Took me ages to realise what was up, especially considering the fact 
that the setting survived reboots and everything!

So as a general plea with such dialog boxes, please make them modal and 
please do not have any default option focused... the user should be 
forced to decide yes or no in these cases, not just hit return without 
reading them.

(I've moaned to various KDE people already!)


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