Keyboard repeat/Quick browse issues

Jay Mallar mallarj at
Tue Sep 10 23:09:25 BST 2002

Sean McGlynn wrote:

> Hello Jay,
> On Sunday 08 September 2002 21:20, Jay Mallar wrote:
>>I'm using KDE 2.2.2 (via Debian/Woody).  I have two issues that have
>>been bothering me.
>>1) I have keyboard repeat on, and for some reason, it toggles itself off
>>occasionally.  I just have to go back in and turn it back on, but gosh,
>>that's annoying.  Is this a bug?  Been happening with the last two KDE
>>versions I've used, including this one.  Is there a keystroke sequence I
>>could be hitting that's doing it?
> Certain applications might be turning it off (or altering it in some way) as 
> it might conflict with the way they want you to use the keyboard when running 
> them. They should revert it to its previous setting when they've finished 
> with it, but some don't I guess. You might want to run through the most 
> common apps/games etc. that you run and see if the keyboard repeat has been 
> switched off after each one. This is the most logical explanation if it only 
> happens occasionally. Let us know if you find an offending app.

The only KDE app I use (other than KDE itself) is Konsole.  I run 
OpenOffice, Netscape, VMWare consistently and constantly.  And it 
happens infrequently, once or twice a month if I'm lucky.

>>2) I have a Quick Browser icon on my toolbar that, when clicked, brings
>>up a directory that I can "browse" through.  The problem I have is that
>>this listing isn't updating itself.  My previous KDE installation didn't
>>have this problem, but when I installed 2.2.2, it stopped working.
>>Nothing I do, short of shutting down KDE, seems to make the listing
>>refresh. I added a new document to the directory hours ago, and "ls"
>>shows it's there, but the quick browser isn't reporting it.  How can I
>>fix this?
> On my old 2.2, the same problem occurs, although it's more random in that 
> sometimes the QB does update. One way to cheat without restarting KDE is to 
> right click on the panel and select Preferences. Then just press OK on the 
> dialogue. The QB should be updated.
> Someone out there might want to say whether things work okay for them in KDE3 
> (or I will when I've got it compiled :-)

This tip didn't work, in fact, it's locking up my kicker when I do it. 
I have to stop kicker manually and restart it to get my taskbar to work 

Is there a patch available for this maybe???

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