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Problem:

Repeat keys while typing, unless I use an extraordinarily slow and careful touch on the keyboard. (Example: Thhe quickk browwn fox.)

System:

Dell Precision 7710 with Ubuntu 14.04 and Cinnamon 2.85 desktop, although I've often seen the problem in Unity

Troubleshooting tried to date:

(1) System settings --> Keyboard --> change 'Repeat delay' to the highest available 'long' setting, and 'Repeat speed' to the slowest available setting. I now have 'Enable Key Repeat' turned off entirely.

(2) sudo kbdrate -r 2 -d 1000 from the command line

The BIOS doesn't have a 'typematic' setting.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

update:

I just spent almost an hour typing with an external keyboard attached via the USB port, and didn't get double keys once. -- May I safely assume that the problem is with the Precision 7710's relationship with the OS, and not with the OS itself?

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Try running these commands in terminal:

Method 1:

 sudo su
 apt update
 apt install --reinstall ubuntu-desktop
 apt install unity
 reboot

Method 2:

sudo su
rm -rf ~/.config

Method 3:

sudo rm -rf .compiz-1

Hope it works.

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    Why should this fix it? Also, you made a few misspells in the answer. – Avamander Jun 5 '16 at 21:52
  • It is because problems in system settings is usually caused by system corruption and above steps does a fresh install of ubuntu desktop removing all corruption. Here the problem is with software properties and in this way the problem will be resolved. – rancho Jun 5 '16 at 21:57
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    apt won't work here, the OP has 14.04, this would requier apt to be installed, use apt-get on anything but 16.04 questions. – Mark Kirby Jun 6 '16 at 9:20
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    @Timoteo I'd suggest trying Xubuntu or Kubuntu instead of Mint. Or if you really like Cinnamon then install it on an Ubuntu install. – Avamander Jun 8 '16 at 12:26
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    This thread is now ten days old, and may have dropped off the AskUbuntu radar, but I can post an update: I just spent almost an hour typing with an external keyboard attached via the USB port, and didn't get double keys once. -- May I safely assume that the problem is with the Precision 7710's relationship with the OS, and not with the OS itself? – Timoteo Jun 19 '16 at 2:38

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