Re: Gnome question

On 2/21/06, Bill Haneman <Bill Haneman sun com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-02-21 at 01:21, Davyd Madeley wrote:
> > Quoting Dana Olson <dana ubuntustudio com>:
> >
> > > Will Gnome have some method to disable Slow Keys from constantly
> > > popping up when you hold down a key for a few seconds?
> You can turn this off from the Keyboard Accessibility preferences
> dialog.  As you point out, this currently turns off MouseKeys as well,
> which is a mis-feature.  I've already filed a bug about this
> but there seemed to be some resistance to implementing the change.

I'm glad to hear that someone found this before me... I'm sad to hear
about resistance to change. As I said, it is a design flaw, especially
asking if the user wants a feature turned on after already turning it

> The correct behavior would be to get rid of the "Enable keyboard
> accessibility features" checkbox, and instead, add a "Enable keyboard
> shortcuts for SlowKeys and StickyKeys" checkbutton to the "Basic" page
> of the dialog.  That would map properly onto the XKB feature set,
> whereas the current dialog doesn't.

That is EXACTLY what should be done. Thank you. I sure hope that this
change happens, for all the poor buggers who experience their
Microsoft mouse dying and happen to habitually hold keys down while
pausing in thought. Maybe I'm the only one, heh. :)

Thanks Bill, Davyd, and everyone for listening.

> Best regards,
> Bill
> > The most
> > > annoying part about it is that it doesn't seem to remember that I set
> > > it to 0, and when it pops up, it activates automatically, and THEN
> > > asks me if I want it activated or not. In fact, I don't even want it
> > > to pop up at all. But I can't disable it, at least not without
> > > disabling Mouse Keys, which I currently rely on. Maybe I am missing
> > > something, but I think there are several design flaws with this
> > > "feature," especially the shoot first, ask questions later part.
> >
> > I'm not entirely sure, I haven't got a lot of experience with the keyboard
> > accessbility features built into GNOME.
> >
> > I have CC'ed your email to the GNOME A11y list, someone there should better be
> > able to help you.
> >
> > --d
> >
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