Debian Bug report logs - #391118
The longer you hold down keyboard keys, the faster they should repeat

Package: general; Maintainer for general is debian-devel@lists.debian.org;

Reported by: "Jason Spiro" <jasonspiro4@gmail.com>

Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2006 01:03:43 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Done: Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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From: "Jason Spiro" <jasonspiro4@gmail.com>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: The longer you hold down keyboard keys, the faster they should repeat
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 20:37:10 -0400
Package: unknown
Severity: wishlist

It would be great if Debian Linux had keyboard acceleration. This
would mean that the longer one holds a key down, the faster it would
repeat. It would help a lot with things such as holding down the
Backspace key for a long time.

This feature ideally would work both in console mode and in X. The
acceleration rate would be configurable in the KDE Control Center.

Regards,
Jason Spiro

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Bug reassigned from package `unknown' to `general'. Request was from Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #12 received at 391118@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Roberto C. Sanchez" <roberto@connexer.com>
To: 391118@bugs.debian.org
Subject: This probably belongs in the kernel bug tracker
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 17:23:34 -0400
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I would think that keyboard repeat rate is the domain of the kernel's
keyboard driver.  Since there are multiple kernels which can underly
Debian, I don't see how this is feasible.  Especially since each will
have its own mechanism for that sort of thing.

Regards,

-Roberto

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Message #17 received at 391118-done@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org>
To: 391118-done@bugs.debian.org
Subject: closing
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 09:57:10 +0200
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Hi,

after some discussion on #debian-devel I decided to close this bugreport, as 
it's actually not useful (to have this feature implemented).

If pressing a key accellerates the repeat, how would you know how long to 
press the key? Also, if you want to delete multiple lines/words of text, 
there are smarter ways to do it. (Be it in your shell or in an editor.)

But if you really want this feature, please go ahead and file this bug 
upstream (either in your favorite desktop environment or kernel), that 
feature will then automatically be part of Debian (once+if its 
implemented) :-)


regards,
	Holger


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Message #22 received at 391118@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Jason Spiro" <jasonspiro4@gmail.com>
To: 391118@bugs.debian.org
Cc: "Holger Levsen" <holger@layer-acht.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#391118 closed by Holger Levsen <holger@layer-acht.org> (closing)
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 20:43:06 -0400
2008/9/11 Holger Levsen wrote:
...
> it's actually not useful (to have this feature implemented).
>
> If pressing a key accellerates the repeat, how would you know how long to
> press the key? Also, if you want to delete multiple lines/words of text,
> there are smarter ways to do it. (Be it in your shell or in an editor.)
...

What you said makes sense.  Now that I have read your argument, I see
that keyboard acceleration is a bad idea.  Thank you for discussing
this with #debian-devel, and sorry to have wasted your time suggesting
what turns out to have been a bad idea.  :)

-Jason




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