Occasionally a key repeats although I do not press the key. I would like to prevent this phenomenon.

The phenomenon happens when I am pressing Ctrl+w again and again. After several times of Ctrl+w, w is inserted repeatedly without pressing any key. I have checked that this happens on several applications: firefox, konqueror, KWrite, emacs23. The same phenomenon happens with Ctrl+s. (I have not check other keybinds, because the phenomenon does not often happen.) Pressing any key stops this phenomena. If I disable the keyboard repeat by configuring System Settings for KDE, then the phenomenon seems not to happen. But I do not want to do.

Could anyone possibly tell me how to prevent this unexpected phenomenon?

My PC is Dell Dell Latitude E6220. I am working with KDE 4.6.4 on Vine Linux. I have swapped Ctrl and Caps Lock. If more information is needed, let me know.

  • This question has moved to KDE forum. See forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=98253 .
    – H. Shindoh
    Dec 19, 2011 at 10:58
  • thx, I fixed this problem in Wine and some games where a key would become "stuck" and keep being endlessly repeated: xset r off, a bigger delay may work too xset r rate 1000 25 instead of completely disabling, but I almost dont use the repeat for anything in the very linux anyway... and I wanted to be sure the problem wouldnt happen! May 11, 2017 at 19:30


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