[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#657969: Bug#657969: xfce4: Pressing Shift key toggles Slow Keys

Agus itinlopez at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 22:53:34 UTC 2012

On lun, 2012-01-30 at 22:11 +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> tag 657969 unreproducible moreinfo
> thanks
> On lun., 2012-01-30 at 13:30 +0100, Agus wrote:
> > Package: xfce4
> > Version:
> > Severity: normal
> > Tags: upstream
> > 
> > When holding the Shift key for more than 10 secs. the 'Slow Keys' activate,
> > which renders the keyboard unresponsive for normal use.
> > 
> > Even if the option at "Settings > Accessibility > Keyboard > Use slow keys" is
> > unchecked, holding the Shift key will toggle this feature. This makes working
> > in programs like Inkscape, GIMP and the like extremely annoying, as you need to
> > keep disabling 'Slow Keys' every time it is *accidentally* enabled.
> > 
> > There should be an option to completely disable some or all accessibility
> > features for people that may not need them.
> > 
> How exactly do you do that? Because here it doesn't show up. I can keep
> shift key pressed as long as I want, slow keys are not enabled.
> Regards,

Ok, your message got me thinking and I realized it's not a problem with
XFCE but with GDM3, only that it manifests while logged in. I guess
you're not using GDM as your login manager, right?

Apparently, there is an option in Gconf
that, if enabled, captures some keys for accessibility. I disabled it
and the problem is gone.


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