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Hold-Key-To_Repeat function (and other keyboard oddities) in Gmail and Discover.com

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When composing emails in Gmail holding down a (any) key does not activate key repeating.

Also, the there are irregularities when using discover.com in Ver. 124. When editing my customer profile, keystrokes are not recognized. Nothing happens when typing. I also had difficulty signing-in; this may be coincidental.

Things tried: (1) A different keyboard. Same results. (2) Firefox version 122. The key repeat function worked in Gmail. I could edit my profile at discover.com. (3) Uninstalled and reinstalled ver. 124. All problems persisted. (4) Ran Ver. 124 in troubleshooting mode. All problems persisted. (5) Launched newly downloaded versions of both 122 and 124 (from command line) and ran them simultaneously. The problems persisted in 124 (troubleshooting mode), but 122 worked well. I used two different keyboards with no difference noticed. (6) Downloaded and ran Chromium. All worked well.

When composing emails in Gmail holding down a (any) key does not activate key repeating. Also, the there are irregularities when using discover.com in Ver. 124. When editing my customer profile, keystrokes are not recognized. Nothing happens when typing. I also had difficulty signing-in; this may be coincidental. Things tried: (1) A different keyboard. Same results. (2) Firefox version 122. The key repeat function worked in Gmail. I could edit my profile at discover.com. (3) Uninstalled and reinstalled ver. 124. All problems persisted. (4) Ran Ver. 124 in troubleshooting mode. All problems persisted. (5) Launched newly downloaded versions of both 122 and 124 (from command line) and ran them simultaneously. The problems persisted in 124 (troubleshooting mode), but 122 worked well. I used two different keyboards with no difference noticed. (6) Downloaded and ran Chromium. All worked well.

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What Linux distro and version are you using?

Other users have avoided it by using native Wayland (MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1), the flatpak package or the Beta version (125).

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I am using Kubuntu LTS 24.04.

Not certain it is worth switching to Wayland. My brief research of it makes me queasy -- changing out the X11 is bound to be problematic -- causing more problems than a few keystroke issues.

Then again, I'm change adverse. I haven't recovered from the loss of GRUB. It was fine! What did GRUB2 do for me! Systemd, snapd can bite me.

Seriously, is this a known bug? I tried to report it as such, but was told that it wasn't a bug, and I should go to support for help.

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It's a known regression in 124 affecting X11 that has been fixed in version 125 Beta (Bug 1880619).

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Thanks so much.

Couple of things. I am still getting the problem in Ver. 125, but it is greatly improve in the nightly -- 126.0a1 (2024-03-29) (64-bit). But it's still a bit odd in that the cursor disappears when pressed and held down. It moves, but one knows not exactly to where until the arrow is released.

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I also have this issue with reddit.com, but key repeating is not complete gone, it just very laggy and glitches.

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zeroknight said

What Linux distro and version are you using? Other users have avoided it by using native Wayland (MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1), the flatpak package or the Beta version (125).

Flatpak version 124.0.1 (64-bit) has same issue.

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Also, it does not only affect gmail composing, also search input.

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