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how to disable key repitition in key bindings

asked 2015-04-16 14:13:19 -0500

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updated 2015-04-16 22:43:49 -0500

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Key repetition (the thing that makes a bunch of a's if you hold down the a key) is enabled for key bindings, but there is no threshold to activate it, so I always trigger the binding multiple times. I checked system settings, and the activation threshold is 660 miliseconds. Is there any way to make this apply to key bindings or just disable repetition for just key bindings?

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answered 2015-04-17 00:17:46 -0500

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You didn't say which Desktop Environment you're using, but I see options to set the delay for repeating keys in both the GNOME and Plasma Keyboard settings applets. The GNOME version doesn't display a time, but there is a slider to move between "short" and "long", and the KDE version offers the same slider but tells you the delay time in a box on the right.

I found both of these settings options by opening system settings, and selecting "Keyboard" from GNOME, and "Input Devices" on Plasma.

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