slow keys must die. now

Paul Johnson pauljohn32 at
Sun Aug 19 16:57:00 CEST 2012

Who do you think I can complain to?

I'm sick to death of this stupid, inconvenient, "feature" called slow
keys. While I'm trying to write an essay--and thinking--and I don't
want to be penalized for leaving my finger on the shift key.  I
understand the fact that somebody worked really hard to make it work
this way, but IMHO it was an enormous waste of effort. Slow keys is a
silly, stupid, frustrating thing that has taken me out of my train of
thought more than once.

At one time, it was completely disabling because it seemed the
keyboard was dead. Now understand the cause, but I still hate it.
Today I noticed a popup in the xcfe tray warning me that "slow keys
was enabled", I suppose that's progress. At least the user is warned
that the irritating feature is still present.  But I don't want to put
up with it, at all.

And I think it is a stupid design to have automatic slow keys in the
first place.  Do you really think this helps a disabled person in any
appreciable way?  How in the world is this person that requires "slow
keys" even logging into the computer with "ordinary keys"?  They can
type a username and password and then all of the sudden they can't
type at regular speed?  The slow keys has to be a feature a person
elects in a menu, in the display manager.  How many people are so
disabled that they can't click a menu, or have a helper hit a menu

I want to disable this feature entirely. How do I do it?  If I have to
remove xfce entirely to do that, I don't think I mind. But I wish
there were an easier way.

Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science    Assoc. Director
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504     Center for Research Methods
University of Kansas               University of Kansas  

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