Reset keys after a delay time

Asked by JoesCat on 2011-10-21

Is it possible to reset some of the keys such as SHIFT, CAPSLOCK, ALT GR, so that they are at a default setting after some predetermined amount of time when the keyboard is not in use?

This seemed like an interesting scenario which would appear useful for a kiosk type of setup, or maybe someone undecided about what to type, or maybe someone that left the screen for some time, and came back to reuse the keyboard. Basically, reset the keyboard to a default state after some amount of time of inactivity.

This question came-up in the Mandriva forums - and it seemed the best place to have this solved is upstream at the source "Onboard".

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Francesco Fumanti (frafu) said : #1

You are right: this is the best place for a request regarding Onboard; I am going to file a corresponding RFE. This does not mean that it will be certainly implemented; but it will at least be taken into account.

JoesCat (digital-y) said : #2

Thanks for taking this question into consideration and starting the RFE.
Very much appreciated.

marmuta (marmuta) said : #3

There has been a setting in preferences for a while:

Preferences -> Keyboard -> Advanced -> Modifier auto-release delay

Try 10s for example. Modifiers will reset after this many seconds of inactivity. Set it to zero to turn that feature off (default state).

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