XkbSetAutoRepeatRate - Man Page

Sets the attributes of the RepeatKeys control for a keyboard device


Bool XkbSetAutoRepeatRate (Display *display, unsigned int device_spec, unsigned int timeout, unsigned int interval);



connection to X server


device to configure, or XkbUseCoreKbd


initial delay, ms


delay between repeats, ms


The core protocol allows only control over whether or not the entire keyboard or  individual keys should auto-repeat when held down. RepeatKeys is a boolean  control that extends this capability by adding control over the delay until a  key begins to repeat and the rate at which it repeats. RepeatKeys is coupled  with the core auto-repeat control: when RepeatKeys is enabled or disabled, the  core auto-repeat is enabled or disabled and vice versa.

Auto-repeating keys are controlled by two attributes. The first, timeout, is the delay after the initial press of an auto-repeating key and the first  generated repeat event. The second, interval, is the delay between all subsequent generated repeat events. As with all boolean  controls, configuring the attributes that determine how the control operates  does not automatically enable the control as a whole.

XkbSetAutoRepeatRate sends a request to the X server to configure the AutoRepeat control attributes  to the values specified in timeout and interval.
XkbSetAutoRepeatRate does not wait for a reply; it normally returns True. Specifying a zero value for  either timeout or interval causes the server to generate a BadValue protocol error. If a compatible version  of the Xkb extension is not available in the server, XkbSetAutoRepeatRate returns False.

Return Values


The XkbSetAutoRepeatRate function returns True normally.


The XkbSetAutoRepeatRate function returns False if a compatible version of the Xkb extension is not  available in the server.



An argument is out of range


libX11 1.8.7 X Version 11 XKB FUNCTIONS