Extraneous key autorepeat w/ remote desktop
Sat Dec 17 21:18:00 GMT 2005
Very nice product. It's going up against Reflection/X on my desktop and is
for the most part wining. But there one annoying problem.
When I remote desktop to a remote Windows system and run Cygwin/X from the
remote system, any communication delays while typing over the remote desktop
network are interpreted as one long keypress. Which in turn triggers the
keystroke auto repeat and feeds a bunch of extra keystrokes into my input
stream. I've tried playing with the autorepeat settings. Turning it off
altogether fixes the problem, but isn't very convenient when I want to enter
a lot of the same keystroke, for example when moving the text cursor around.
Setting up a long initial delay helps some, but communication delays can
sometimes last for 5-10 seconds, far longer than I am willing to wait for
autorepeat to trigger in normal use.
I've also tried running Cygwin/X on the local system and talking to an X
client on remote systems. This works, but has some unacceptable delays and
problems with the VPN I have to run through. Right now it's kind of a tossup
whether it is more annoying to put up with the delays with a local X server,
or deal with the extra keystroke with a remote X server.
I not sure what, if anything, can be done to detect and avoid remote desktop
communication delays. But Reflection/X never has this problem, so there must
be some way to do it.
Thanks for listening,
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