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Best Answer The waiter, 15 August 2017 - 12:45 PM

No, there is not GUI for setting you want to change.

 

Anyway try to follow this link, I hope it will help a bit

 

https://askubuntu.co...peat-rate-limit

 

The answer 11 worked for me:

xset r rate 220 160

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#1 Sprinterdriver

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:09 PM

Hi.

 

I would like to decrease the keyboard repeat delay, and if possible also to slightly increase the keyboard repeat rate.

How can I accomplish this - I doesn't find anything in the settings ?

 

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#2 Jeff

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 10:00 PM

I'm not sure I understand the settings you are referring to. Can you link to how you accomplish this under another desktop other than Moksha?



#3 The waiter

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 12:45 PM   Best Answer

No, there is not GUI for setting you want to change.

 

Anyway try to follow this link, I hope it will help a bit

 

https://askubuntu.co...peat-rate-limit

 

The answer 11 worked for me:

xset r rate 220 160



#4 Sprinterdriver

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 07:26 PM

Thanks for answering.

 

Test 1

I tried the gsettings command, but no change at all.

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.keyboard repeat-interval 11
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.keyboard delay 2

Test 2

gksudo geany /etc/kbd/config

Added this lines to the end of the file, I did check that there was no duplicates:

# Custom key rate (test). See web address:
# https://askubuntu.com/questions/140255/how-to-override-the-new-limited-keyboard-repeat-rate-limit
KEYBOARD_RATE=160
KEYBOARD_DELAY=0

I have also tried with double aphostrophes as in the example on askubuntu forum, reboot after each change. For the repeat rate, I cannot really tell if the settings actually changes anything - I don't think so. But the keyboard delay is too long for me, and the settings doesn't seem to make any change.

 

 

I have yet to test xset command to see if that works.

 

Edit / Test 3

xset r rate 450 80

 

That is my preffered keyboard delay settings. For now, I can say that is works outside Terminal, don't know if it will reset after next reboot.



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 08:36 PM

I would imagine anything changed in a similar manner where you aren't writing a config to a file will probably revert after a reboot.



#6 The waiter

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:02 PM

There are many ways how to run that command after boot.



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:30 PM

A simple method to have it set after login is putting that command in the file described here.

 

I use it to have compton and conky run in the background without needing a .desktop file or a script.

 

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#8 Sprinterdriver

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 12:00 PM

Thank you very much for pointing me at the right direction. I managed to find that file and insert the xset co keyboard delay is nommand as the only line in that file.

 

The keyboard delay time and repeat speed is now consistent after reboot too  :D

 

There is just one more thing. I figured that using epad would be a good idea, but it turns out to have som problem with faster repeat rate, and it also make a sound while typing. Where can I turn off the key click sound in epad - I find no options for that, so are there a system wide option somewhere?



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 12:18 PM

Happy you have solved your request

 

Sound:

 

Try this link

http://forums.bodhil...ounds-in-esudo/



#10 Sprinterdriver

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 12:24 PM

Thanks.

 

I have done that in Elementary Config, but no change. I try to reboot and see if that make it change.

 

One question about Elementary Config - Does it save all setting on window close? I did not see any apply or cancel button, and I managet to change one slider unattendedly while my eyes was not on the screen. If Elementary Config saves everything when closing the windows, that may be dangerous. Is there a way to reset all settings in Elementary Config to default?






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