I know I can change keyboard autorepeat settings with xset r rate <delay> <rate>. Can anyone tell me the default values on Ubuntu? I've checked the man page and tried googling, to no avail.

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You can display current settings with

xset -q

where among other useful information one can find:

Keyboard Control:
  auto repeat:  on
  ...
  auto repeat delay:  660    repeat rate:  25
  ...

Delay is given in milliseconds and rate is the number of repeats per second.

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    Just a side note: both xset q and xset -q work, the later option (with dash) is more standard in unix world, but the former is given in xset manual. – jimmij Jul 17 '17 at 15:07

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