I am an absolute newbie and struggling with Ubuntu! I am using Unity on 12.04 and where possible prefer to use GUI controls rather than terminal. In I can alter the repeat rate when a key is held down but can find no way to change the delay when repeating a key stroke as when typing double letters (allow, see. etc) At the moment I have to wait about 0.5sec before I can type the repeated letter! How can I speed this up? Have checked many other answers in the forums but cannot find this question.
I used xset. The following will show the current Repeat Rate Delay and the Repeat Rate:
My default values were 200,33. The following will set the repeat rates:
xset r rate 500 33
The Repeat Rate Delay refers to the time it takes for a 2nd repeat character to appear when a character key is pressed down.
The Repeat Rate refers to the delay between the next repeat character to be displayed after the repeat rate delay has expired.