Delete key doesn't accelerate

Bug #1289374 reported by Matthew Paul Thomas on 2014-03-07
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubuntu-keyboard (Ubuntu)
Michael Sheldon

Bug Description

Ubuntu Trusty r188

1. Go to somewhere you can enter a lot of text.
2. Type or paste several sentences of text.
3. Hold down the Delete key.

What happens: The text is deleted at a steady slow rate.

What should happen: The deletion steadily accelerates, so that deleting lots of text isn't tedious.

Related branches

Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2014-03-07
Changed in ubuntu-keyboard (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100) wrote :

Yes, this one is indeed troublesome. Will take care of it in the nearest time.

Changed in ubuntu-keyboard (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100)
Bill Filler (bfiller) on 2014-04-03
Changed in ubuntu-keyboard (Ubuntu):
assignee: Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100) → Michael Sheldon (michael-sheldon)
Changed in ubuntu-keyboard (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubuntu-keyboard - 0.99.trunk.phablet2+14.04.20140407.1-0ubuntu1

ubuntu-keyboard (0.99.trunk.phablet2+14.04.20140407.1-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low

  [ Michael Sheldon ]
  * Gradually decreases the interval between word deletion when
    backspace is held down, allowing for fast deletion of large blocks
    of text (fixes bug #1289374). (LP: #1289374)
  * Reduce latency for key press sounds by switching to a SoundEffect
    element (lower latency and better at simultaneous sounds than Audio)
    and triggering the sound on key press rather than on release. (LP:
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:02:24 +0000

Changed in ubuntu-keyboard (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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