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Bug#391118: marked as done (The longer you hold down keyboard keys, the faster they should repeat)

Your message dated Thu, 11 Sep 2008 09:57:10 +0200
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has caused the Debian Bug report #391118,
regarding The longer you hold down keyboard keys, the faster they should repeat
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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.

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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) :-)


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