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AwesomeWM change key repeat frequency


Switching from Gnome3 to AwesomeWM I’ve noticed that key repeat frequency is lower on AwesomeWM.

To fix this you can use xset tool (check man xset). The tool allows you to set various options for x server. Key repeat frequency is one of those.

Just execute this in your terminal xset r rate 220 25 and you will immediately see the effect. Find the best parameters for you and then add this line to your rc.lua (if you don’t know where to add it just add it to the bottom):

os.execute("xset r rate 220 25")


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