Bug 326671 - No way to disable slow keys popup
Summary: No way to disable slow keys popup
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-desktop
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-10-10 17:35 UTC by Andrew McNabb
Modified: 2009-01-09 04:56 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 04:56:11 UTC

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Description Andrew McNabb 2007-10-10 17:35:19 UTC
Description of problem:

If any keyboard accessibility features are enabled, GNOME will pop up a dialog
box when the shift key is held down for 8 seconds.  There seems to be no way to
disable this dialog in gconf.  When using Gimp and other graphics tools, it is
important to be able to hold down on the shift key without having popups disrupt
your work.

Even worse, the popup dialog disables the keyboard entirely.  If the popup shows
up under another window, the keyboard may stop working without any indication of
what the problem is.

The obvious workaround would be to disable keyboard accessibility.  However,
Apple laptops have only one mouse button, and to map a key of your choice to act
as a mouse button, you have to enable mousekeys.  I'm sure there are other valid
reasons to enable one form of accessibility without wanting to use others.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. gconftool-2 --type bool --set
/desktop/gnome/accessibility/keyboard/mousekeys_enable true
2. Hold down on the shift key for 8 seconds.
Actual results:

A window pops up asking, "Do you want to enable slow keys?"  The keyboard stops
working until you click "Don't activate".

Expected results:

The popup "feature" should be removed, or at least, there should be some setting
in gconf that disables the popup.

Additional info:

Thanks for looking into this.

Comment 1 Andrew McNabb 2008-05-07 16:58:35 UTC
The popup isn't appearing in rawhide, so I assume someone fixed this.

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