[Bug 41427] "slow keys" can turn on surrepitiously & cause confusion.

Ivan Matveich ivan.matveich at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 02:39:22 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: meta-gnome2 gnome (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

I was editing some huge photos with the gimp and it had a swapping fit;
I pressed various keys, clicked various things, generally did what any
user does when an application hangs for a while.

For some reason, gnome's "slow keys" feature turned on during all this
chaos---presumably because gnome thought the shift key was held down for
N seconds, I don't know---and I was totally confused when my keys
became, predictably, "slow."

This seems like something that could happen to dapper users. Maybe there
should be a

  [x] Activate "slow keys" by holding down the shift key.

config toggle that is off by default, or something...

"slow keys" can turn on surrepitiously & cause confusion.

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