How to change keyboard repeat speed and repeat delay
Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:09 PM
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 ?
Posted 19 August 2017 - 07:26 PM
Thanks for answering.
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
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.
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.
Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:02 PM
There are many ways how to run that command after boot.
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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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
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?
Posted 20 August 2017 - 12:24 PM
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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