Difference between revisions of "Adjusting typematic delay and rate"

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#REDIRECT [[Keyboard_Configuration_in_Xorg#Adjusting_typematic_delay_and_rate]]
The 'typematic delay' indicates the amount of time, typically in miliseconds, a key needs to be pressed in order for the repeating process to begin. After the repeating process has been triggered, the character will be repeated with a frequency (usually given in Hz governed by the 'typematic rate'.
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This article describes tuning of the automatic key repeating process.
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==Tuning the typematic behavior in the tty==
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Using the 'kbdrate' command:
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# kbdrate [ -d delay ] [ -r rate ]
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If you wanted to set an typematic delay of 200ms and a repeating rate of 30Hz then you would issue:
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# kbdrate -d 200 -r 30
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Issuing the command without arguments:
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# kbdrate
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will return the typematic values to their respective defaults; a delay of 250ms and a rate of 11Hz.
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==Tuning the typematic behavior in X==
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:''See also: [[Xorg]]''
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Using the 'xset' command:
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$ xset r rate delay [rate]
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If you wanted to set an typematic delay of 200ms and a repeating rate of 30Hz, then you would include this command in your {{ic|~/.xinitrc}}:
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$ xset r rate 200 30
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Issuing the command without specifying the delay and rate:
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xset r rate
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will return the typematic values to their respective defaults; a delay of 660ms and a rate of 25Hz.
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