[physical keyboard] No way to auto-repeat

Bug #1234886 reported by Jamie Strandboge on 2013-10-03
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
Wishlist
Olga Kemmet
ubuntu-keyboard
Wishlist
Unassigned
ubuntu-keyboard (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Auto repeat doesn't seem to work. If it is a hidden gesture or feature, it is not easily discoverable.

$ adb shell system-image-cli -i
current build number: 78
device name: mako
channel: stable
last update: 2013-10-03 13:05:32
version version: 78
version ubuntu: 20131003
version device: 20131002.1

Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

Maybe this is ubuntu-keyboard instead. Adding a task for it, please adjust as necessary.

tags: added: avengers
affects: maliit-framework (Ubuntu) → ubuntu-keyboard (Ubuntu)
Günter Schwann (schwann) wrote :

What should be auto repeated? If you mean the backspace, than have a look at https://code.launchpad.net/~schwann/ubuntu-keyboard/keyboard-delete-words/+merge/192325

Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

Backspace is indeed the most useful, but others are too, especially when using the terminal. For example, we don't have an email client on touch so I use mutt in a terminal. I need to use h, j, k and l to move around. If I have 200 messages, I have to tap 'j' 200 hundred times to go to the bottom of the list of emails. I think a double-tap hold might work well, but I'll leave that to others to decide.

Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

This bug can probably be closed since backspace is working. I'd still like to see a gesture like double tap and hold for arbitrary characters though.

Bill Filler (bfiller) wrote :

I think the issue here with auto-repeat is that press and hold currently invoke the popup menu with additional characters (for some keys). We'd need a mechanism to invoke the auto-repeat. Maybe press and hold for a certain amount of time would invoke auto-repeat. Needs some guidance from design here.

Changed in ubuntu-keyboard (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Changed in ubuntu-keyboard:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: osk-usability
Daniela Ferrai (dferrai) on 2014-06-24
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Benjamin Keyser (bjkeyser)
summary: - No way to auto-repeat
+ [osk] No way to auto-repeat
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Benjamin Keyser (bjkeyser) → Daniela Ferrai (dferrai)
John Lea (johnlea) on 2014-07-22
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Daniela Ferrai (dferrai) → Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi)

This does not apply to OSK, only to physical keyboards

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → Incomplete
tags: removed: osk-usability
summary: - [osk] No way to auto-repeat
+ [physical keyboard] No way to auto-repeat
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: Giorgio Venturi (giorgio-venturi) → Olga Kemmet (olga-kemmet)
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