slow keys must die. now

Charlie Kravetz cjk at
Sun Aug 19 17:28:38 CEST 2012

On Sun, 19 Aug 2012 09:57:00 -0500
Paul Johnson <pauljohn32 at> wrote:

> 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
> button?
> 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.

I just go into Settings Manager, Accessibity, and uncheck it.

Charlie Kravetz 
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