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With my recent update to Ubuntu 17.10 (and still with 18.04), I encountered a strange problem:

In the Gnome-Terminal, the Ctrl key seems to be stuck for a very short while after having it released. I use Ctrl+A, E, D, K,Y a lot for command line editing, and it seems I'm typing faster than expected. The Ctrl key is (although released!) still pressed and subsequent keystrokes have unexpected consequences.

I've been searching high and low for "Ctrl stickyness" and the like but wasn't able to find anything I can configure.

How can I reduce the Ctrl stickyness?

I'm using Gnome Terminal 3.24.2-0 ubuntu4 (and 3.28.1-1ubuntu1.1 on 18.04).

$ gsettings list-recursively org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.keyboard
org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.keyboard repeat-interval uint32 30
org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.keyboard delay uint32 500
org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.keyboard repeat true

migrated from serverfault.com Mar 22 '18 at 11:21

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  • Sorry for the late reply, but going over unanswered migrated questions: Do you get this also with another keyboard? – Fabby Apr 19 '18 at 16:05
  • Yes, this is happening on different computers. – Ralf Hildebrandt Apr 21 '18 at 9:20
  • Ralph, could you please execute the following and see whether it makes any difference? gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.keyboard 250 if not, try 125 and then leave a comment @Fabby – Fabby Jun 19 '18 at 18:55
  • You probably meant '''gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.peripherals.keyboard delay 250''' ? – Ralf Hildebrandt Jun 20 '18 at 10:27
  • Yes, sorry: copy-paste error. – Fabby Jun 20 '18 at 20:38

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