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Strange Messages ??
« on: October 18, 2018, 06:02:03 am »
Hi,
I recently noticed when logging on to Pep 9 that a little box appears on the top right corner of the screen that says
Sticky Keys
Sticky keys are disabled
and today I noticed this has changed to
Bounce Keys
Bounce keys are disabled
Any one have any ideas what is happening here ??

Don W

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Re: Strange Messages ??
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 03:46:51 pm »
Hi,
I recently noticed when logging on to Pep 9 that a little box appears on the top right corner of the screen that says
Sticky Keys
Sticky keys are disabled
and today I noticed this has changed to
Bounce Keys
Bounce keys are disabled
Any one have any ideas what is happening here ??

Don W


This is to confirm what Don is reporting.  I've been getting these messages at boot too.  I can't report any unexpected behaviour.  The keyboard works normally  ;).
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Re: Strange Messages ??
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 03:56:24 pm »
Yeah it's weird, I "used" to get them, but now I don't .. and I have no idea what stopped them.

They're not a "problem", just xfce4-settings (I think) throwing up a notification.

Maybe try disabling some of the notifications in

Peppermint Settings Panel > Tweaks > Notification Settings > Applications (tab)

or just set "Do Not Disturb".
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Re: Strange Messages ??
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 07:33:32 am »
Thanks guys, it's nice to know I am not alone with the strange messages  :)

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Re: Strange Messages ??
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2018, 05:10:01 pm »
Ghosts in the Machines :))!
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2018, 06:08:06 pm »
Ghosts in the Machines :))!

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Re: Strange Messages ??
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2018, 01:43:08 pm »
It happens the same thing when I put the stick key of my mouse inside the usb port.
Hi,
I recently noticed when logging on to Pep 9 that a little box appears on the top right corner of the screen that says
Sticky Keys
Sticky keys are disabled
and today I noticed this has changed to
Bounce Keys
Bounce keys are disabled
Any one have any ideas what is happening here ??

Don W

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Re: Strange Messages ??
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2018, 02:12:27 pm »
Hrm...

I've never seen these strange messages. That, to me, is even stranger.

Maybe it's because I remove the Xfce layout switcher from the panel.

That is, while I leave the plugin installed, I don't have it on the panel.

I dunno. You might try doing that.

Just saying...

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Re: Strange Messages ??
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2018, 02:15:37 pm »
BTW, I don't have anything against the Xfce layout switcher plugin.

It's just an aesthetics thing for me.  ;)

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Re: Strange Messages ??
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2018, 02:24:54 pm »
They're not a "problem", just xfce4-settings (I think) throwing up a notification.

Agreed!

If one poured over their logs, they'd probably discover that the events actually took place, and the notifier is just doing what it's supposed to be doing.

But, that's just an educated guess...  ;)

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Re: Strange Messages ??
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2018, 02:33:21 pm »
Then, again...

I haven't been watching specifically for these "strange" notifications. I'll start doing that.  :)

I actually like desktop notifications. I haxored Thunderbird so the notifications work. I get notifications when ConkyWX updates itself, in myConky script. I enable notifications everywhere I can. Most ppl hate desktop notifications and turn them off. LoL

Anyway, I'll keep an eye out for any strange notifications, and report back, if I see any.

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Re: Strange Messages ??
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2018, 05:27:07 pm »
These ones only happened (at least for me) immediately upon login.

But I'm not getting them any more .. though there's always the possibility that whatever is triggering them is now occurring before the notification daemon fires up.



There is a setting for them in xfce4-setting, so I'm assuming that's where the notification is coming from .. I'm just not getting why it would want to inform you that it's DISabled .. I'd kinda understand an ENabled notification .. but it'd be a bit much if we received a notification for every option that ISN'T enabled ::)
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Re: Strange Messages ??
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2018, 02:40:53 pm »
I want to know what a sticky key actually is  :-\?  Okay I admit it, I dropped a doughnut onto the keyboard.  I cleaned up the mess really quickly though  :P!
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Re: Strange Messages ??
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2018, 02:54:43 pm »
It's for handicapped users - ppl that can only use one arm, or have a donut fetish.

Hold on...

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Sticky keys is an accessibility feature of some graphical user interfaces to assist users who have physical disabilities or help users reduce repetitive strain injury (or a syndrome called the Emacs Pinky). It serializes keystrokes instead of pressing multiple keys at a time, allowing the user to press and release a modifier key, such as Shift, Ctrl, Alt, or the Windows key, and have it remain active until any other key is pressed.

Sticky keys functionality is available on Microsoft Windows and macOS as Sticky Keys,[1][2] and on Unix/X11 systems as part of the AccessX utility.[3][4]

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Re: Strange Messages ??
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2018, 05:00:07 pm »
And bounce keys are

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Bounce keys is a feature of computer Desktop Environments. It is an accessibility feature to aid users who have physical disabilities. Bounce keys allows you to configure the computer to ignore rapid, repeated keypresses of the same key.

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bounce_keys



Both 'Sticky Keys' and 'Bounce Keys' can be configured on the 'Keyboard' tab of:-
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xfce4-accessibility-settings
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