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How to set the keyboard delay and repeat rate in Fedora 24 Workstation (gnome)

asked 2016-08-27 15:58:56 -0500

fedorauser gravatar image

updated 2016-08-29 12:00:32 -0500

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Simple question, hopefully a simple answer.

I have not used gnome shell 3 before but notice many things seem to be missing from the settings gui editior.

The super slow repeat rate and super long delay are currently making everything about gnome 3 difficult to use. Can I edit these and make my life easier?

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It used to be easy to do it in GNOME GUI, but I didn't find an easy way to do that on Fedora 24. On the command line, you can use the xset command.

xset r rate <delay-in-miliseconds> <repeat-rate>

First, determine the current value by running the "xset q" command. This is the default: ~~~ auto repeat delay: 500 repeat rate: 33 ~~~ I set mine to 170 delay and 33 repeat rate (I like it fast.): xset r rate 170 33

To make the change permanent, add the line to the ~/.xinitrc file. (Create it if you don't have it already.)

For more information, see the xset manual page.

millan gravatar imagemillan ( 2016-10-15 15:27:12 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-09-10 15:49:25 -0500

Marten gravatar image

Probably too late for the original poster, but maybe useful for others: In F26 this setting can be found in the accessibility settings.

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"System" > "Universal Access" > "Typing" > Click on the "Repeat Keys" row, and it opens a dialog with the settings.

Pysis gravatar imagePysis ( 2018-04-03 09:13:36 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-08-27 17:42:58 -0500

devnull gravatar image

Many things available in the "settings" menu, which is accessed with the F2 key. Also, install the "gnome tweak tool" and "dconf editor" for many other settings tweaks.

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