How to Turn On or Off Bounce Keys in Ubuntu Linux

This post describes steps one can take to enable or disable bounce keys in Ubuntu Linux.

For people who have difficulties typing, bounce keys can result in double strokes of the same key or other similar errors. This is especially true with folks with hand tremors.

For these people, this causes them to press a key multiple times when they only want to press it once. Bounce Keys feature instructs Ubuntu Linux to ignore unintended keystrokes.

Once enabled, you can also use the Acceptance delay slider to change how long bounce keys waits before it registers another key press after you pressed the key for the first time.

Below is how to turn on or off bounce keys in Ubuntu Linux.

How to enable or disable bounce keys in Ubuntu Linux

As described above, bounce keys feature instructs Ubuntu Linux to ignore unintended keystrokes to help folks having difficulties typing.

Below is how to turn on or off in Ubuntu Linux.

Ubuntu Linux has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating, all can be done from the System Settings panel.

Alternatively, click on the System menu at the top-right corner of the top bar on your desktop.

On the System menu, select Settings as highlighted below.

In the Settings app, click on Accessibility tile to open the panel.

In the System Settings -> Accessibility panel, under Typing, select Typing Assist (AccessX) highlighted below.

On the Typing Assist window, toggle the Bounce Keys button to the On position to enable.

To disable, simply toggle the button to the Off position.

Use the Acceptance delay slider to change how long bounce keys waits before it registers another key press after you pressed the key for the first time.

Select Beep when a key is rejected if you want the computer to make a sound each time it ignores a key press because it happened too soon after the previous key press.

That should do it! You can now close the Settings app.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable bounce keys in Ubuntu Linux. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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