Bug 2706 - Mouse keys won't work with repeat keys
Summary: Mouse keys won't work with repeat keys
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Server/Input/XKB (show other bugs)
Version: 6.8.1
Hardware: x86 (IA32) All
: high normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Whiteboard: 2011BRB_Reviewed
Keywords: love
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-11 14:56 UTC by David LeCount
Modified: 2018-06-12 18:43 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description David LeCount 2005-03-11 14:56:18 UTC
I use mouse keys since my trackball is broken. Whenever repeat keys are enabled
as they are by default, the mouse cursor accelerates for about a second and then
moves slowly as if the key is repeating. Turning off repeat keys fixes mouse
keys, but makes typing more of a pain. I've confirmed this happens in 6.8.1 in
FreeBSD and 6.8.0 in Linux. I haven't tried 6.8.2 but I haven't seen any bug
fixes (or even reports) for this. The problem seems to be repeatable simply by
enabling mouse keys.
Comment 1 Daniel Stone 2007-02-27 01:25:43 UTC
Sorry about the phenomenal bug spam, guys.  Adding xorg-team@ to the QA contact so bugs don't get lost in future.
Comment 2 Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia 2011-10-17 03:01:06 UTC
Seems like a straight forward issue.  per-key-repeat just needs to be turned 
off for the MouseKeys
Comment 3 Adam Jackson 2018-06-12 18:43:35 UTC
Mass closure: This bug has been untouched for more than six years, and is not obviously still valid. Please file a new report if you continue to experience issues with a current server.

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