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I am using Ubuntu 14.10 and I have installed Awesome on top of it. To configure some settings I am still using unity-control-center, however I just noticed that whatever I put into keyboard settings (notably how fast I can type, delay between key presses and similar) is basically ignored.

Where/how can I set/change the keyboard settings so the are not ignored?

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    Are you talking about the keyboard repeat delay? That is controlled by xset. Possible duplicate: askubuntu.com/questions/140255/… – g33kz0r Feb 12 '15 at 18:23
  • In my opinion it's not a duplicate, however second answer works for me. gsettings is ignored by awesome and it explains why changing values via unity-control-center does nothing. However xset does a trick. – Drachenfels Feb 17 '15 at 10:52
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Verbatim copy of this answer: https://askubuntu.com/questions/140255/how-to-override-the-new-limited-keyboard-repeat-rate-limit

You can temporarily override Ubuntu's max keyboard rate using the xset command if you're using GNOME 3 on Ubuntu > 10.04. Example:

xset r rate 220 160

You can also try adding (uncomenting) the following in /etc/kbd/config:

KEYBOARD_RATE="160"

KEYBOARD_DELAY="220"

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