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How to configure Keyboard Repeat Rate in KDE

30 December 2022 - Thomas Damgaard

When holding down a key switch on the keyboard, the key press will repeat after a short delay. The delay from when the key is pressed until the key press is repeated is called the Keyboard Repeat Delay. The rate at which key presses repeats when a button is held down is called the Keyboard Repeat Rate.

The defaults a too slow for me.

This setting can be changed in System Settings.

Navigate to: Hardware –> Input Devices –> Keyboard.

In the Keyboard Repeat section, you will find Delay and Rate.

Defaults are:

I tend to max out the rate at 50 repeats/second and set the delay to 300 ms.

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