maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 2670
bluetooth keyboard repeat rate control needed
Last modified: 2009-09-28 09:36:46 UTC
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Default values for bluetooth keyboard repeat delay & rate often yield severe
typing inaccuracies and can not be easily changed.
See discussion at #2166: https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2166
In comment #8, Austin Che posts a nice workaround, which (under os2008) does
the job until the keyboard has reconnected a few times. Each time it
reconnects, it is assigned a new /dev/input/event# -- and since there are only
event0 through event5 in initfs' /dev/input, the workaround stops working once
the keyboard is assigned event6.
Control panel -> bluetooth keyboard could benefit from some repeat rate
controls: sliders/inputs for delay & rate, and perhaps a checkbox to disable it
*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***
This would most likely work around the issue reported in bug 2166 (and maybe
bug 3532?) and generally decrease the issues with BT keyboards.
But is this a feature to be implemented in the Control Panel only (a UI
improvement) or is it there anything that should be done at a platform level
(that would imply this enhancement request belong to Platform > Connectivity >
Low priority currently.
That's a shame. For me one of the key advantages of my tablet is that I can
expand it to better fit my needs.
Adding a bluetooth keyboard makes the tablet a perfect tool for taking notes in
meetings because it's small, but I can still write as fast as with any
keyboard. I think that these sort of features should be supported and brought
forward, but I guess that's just me.
Jarmo Lahtiranta: you're absolutely right! A bluetooth-keyboard make the Nokia
a perfect laptop-substitute on travels, in meetings and so on.
I would like to see this toppic getting a higher priority cause I think many
people are fighting with this problem.
Meanwhile the workarround mentioned https://bugs.maemo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2166
(the .deb-package) works pretty good. But thats for nerds again, a easy
customizable gui is essential to ajust repeat-rate to individual needs.
Bluetooth profiles are not officially supported in Maemo 5, even if they can be
activated through community or thrid party enhancements. See
For this reason this enhancement request is resolved as WONTFIX. You are
invited to user the Maemo Brainstorm to push the idea further.