Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 835740
Cannot do anything about slow Keys turning themselves on in XFCE
Last modified: 2013-07-16 21:43:11 EDT
Description of problem:
Slow keys turn themselves on by pressing shift for 10 seconds in xfce. "Settings => Accessibility => Use slow keys" is turned off, and it stays turned off even when the change is triggered. If you don't know what happened and how to undo it (press shift for 10 seconds again), this can be extremely confusing. The problem first occurred after I upgraded to f17.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. login to some xfce session
2. press shift for 10 seconds
Notification "Slow Keys Slow Keys are enabled" pops up, having the suggested effect.
nothing happens, unless the user enables such behavior.
see also bug 816764: "This appears to be an xfce bug then. Please file it separately."
This is not entirely a "xfce bug". It is an X server mis-feature ("slowkeys") that is *wrongly* on by default, and thus effects any desktop environment, not just xfce.
The only "xfce bug" part of all of this is the fact it doesn't know that X has accesssx enabled by default (I don't know why this is happening - xkbset recommended in bug 816764 seems to control this feature fine).
But the bigger bug is that X has this "feature" enabled by default...
affects fedora 18 it seems
Only when using gdm, right?
It seems a gdm issue to me, as lightdm + Xfce never had this problem.
@Kevin, you are correct.
Is this a duplicate of bug 816764?
Yeah, likely so.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 816764 ***
This bug was specifically opened because Peter Hutterer wrote at bug 816764 that "This appears to be an xfce bug then. Please file it separately." (as noted in additional info here).