VMware: Repeated Characters when Typing in Remote Console (196)
When I type into the remote console, I see unintended repeated characters. What is wrong?
If you are using a wide-area or low-bandwidth connection, the time delay over the network may be long enough to cause the virtual machine to start auto-repeat.
To reduce these effects, increase the time threshold necessary for auto-repeat in the remote console.
- Power off the virtual machine.
- Add a line similar to the following to your virtual machine’s configuration (.vmx) file.
keyboard.typematicMinDelay = "2000000"
The delay is specified in micro-seconds, so the line in the example above increases the repeat time to 2 seconds. This should ensure that you never get auto-repeat unless you intend it.
- Power on the virtual machine.
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