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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Reduce curses escdelay from 1s to 0.2s

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] Reduce curses escdelay from 1s to 0.2s
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 23:06:55 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21+34 (58baf7c9f32f) (2010-12-30)

Peter Maydell, on Wed 22 Jun 2016 21:49:04 +0100, wrote:
> On 22 June 2016 at 16:44, Samuel Thibault <address@hidden> wrote:
> > By default, curses will only report single ESC key event after 1s delay,
> > since ESC is also used for keypad escape sequences. This however makes users
> > believe that ESC is not working. Reducing to 0.2s provides good enough user
> > experience, while still allowing 200ms for keypad sequences to get in, which
> > should be more than enough.
> That the default delay is this massive seems like a bug in curses,

I guess it's a "feature" due to old sluggish terminals.


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