2 sec delay after typing in Gnome 3. Who came up with that idea?

Johnny Rosenberg gurus.knugum at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 22:05:44 UTC 2012

Den 11 april 2012 23:47 skrev Christian <cdysthe at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> I've really like Gnome Shell and it has gradually become my default DE. But
> on my laptop there's a really annoying change from Gnome 2: When you set
> "Disable touchpad while typing" there's a 2 seconds(!) delay before you can
> type again. In Gnome 2 I think it was 20 ms. Initially I was sure there had
> to be a setting, maybe hidden in dconf or something, for this. But I can not
> find it. Since the touchpad on my two laptops both are really touchy (pun
> intended) so that even typing fast makes the cursor jump around, this
> setting is important to me. Without it I can not work efficiently on the
> laptops. The whole reason for this setting was in the first place that most
> laptops with touchpads have this problem.
> After a lot of digging around I've found that this 2 seconds delay seems to
> be hardcoded into Gnome 3/Gnome Shell. Only through a recompile will I be
> able to set this to a reasonable value it looks like. But I have found a
> workaround using syndaemon which I load on login with appropriate values.
> This works well as far as the delay goes, but it seems like syndaemon makes
> other settings for the touchpad less accurate and hard to set. My question
> is if anyone can think of another solution to this problem, or happen to
> know if there after all is some other way to set this delay in Gnome 3/Gnome
> Shell that I haven't been able to find.
> And of course, I would like to know who came up with the great idea to
> change this default in Gnome 3! My theory is that it's a typo, it should
> have been 20 ms, but ended up being 2 seconds! :)
> --
> //Christian

File a bug report, maybe?

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg

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