GNome terminal repeats key press, like it was stuck or I am holding the key in.
e.g. I would type:
then a second later this would happen:
hellooooooooooooooooooooo -continue forever
then if I press
enter or any other key e.g.
s, that key will repeat:
hellooooooooooooooooooooossssssssssssssssss -continue forever
To stop this repeated key press, there are 2 solutions:
- lose everything in window, i.e. working on an unsaved script in nano - everything gets lost
Alt + Tab
Alt + Tabto another window I found is the best solution, this cancels the repeat operation,
of which the cause is still unknown
Note: the solution specified by
set r off referred to here is not the same issue.
xset r offprevents me from holding backspace in to backspace several characters, this requires me to press backspace for each character
It seems like this is an old issue started back i 2007
I have found this issue to be at random and occur frequently within the Gnome terminal, possibly other applications too (to be confirmed)
Other applications include:
- IdeaC IntelliJ
Another post suggested to go to
System->Preferences->Keyboard and turn off / uncheck "Repeat Keys"
Repeat keys option or
System menu is not present,
Settings > Keyboard presents me with
Keyboard shortcuts only.
- Arch - 4.10.11-1-ARCH Gnome-shell
- GNOME Shell - 3.22.3 Gnome-terminal
- GNOME Terminal - 3.22.1 Using VTE version 0.46.1 +GNUTLS
Are there any real solutions for this issue?
Thanks to @user2456699 who presented his problem and findings, followed by my own testing:
confirming results found,
Pressing Fn continuously and right before stopping, press one of the arrow keys
e.g Fn, Fn, Fn, Fn, ... , Fn + Down (Page Down)
this continuously scrolls down. Pressing any other key will inherit this repetition, until, as mentioned above,
Tab to another window.