thorod33
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VM web console using Firefox causes duplicate characters, Chrome and IE do not have problem

When accessing a VM console, in Firefox only and not in Chrome or IE, keystrokes are duplicated even though the keyboard.typematicMinDelay parameter is set to 2000000.  I know this is likely a Firefox issue, but wondering if anyone else has noticed this and found a workaround or fix.  All browsers are current versions.  In the past, Firefox seemed to work correctly but I had been using Chrome for the past year or so, so I don't know when the issue in Firefox may have started.  I am looking at Firefox now because my Chrome doesn't want to run Flash at the moment.

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CQuartetti
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We fixed a problem with repeating keys in Firefox 54, 55, 56 in ticket 1999987. We have not found a user-side workaround. This will be in future releases of the products that consume it.

From what application are you accessing the VM console (vCenter, Horizon, etc?)

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danielrstubbs
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Can you fix the issue for newer version of firefox? Im experiencing it in quantum.

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danielrstubbs
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UPDATE: going into about:config and turning input_event_queue.supported  to false fixes the issue.

magikmn
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Thanks so much!  I can't tell you how long I've been looking for a fix to that!

universeman
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Thanks for this!!!

It was driving me nuts, and since the latest Workstation hangs when connecting to vCenter VMs, this made any console a PITA.

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JonPeterson
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This works.  Thanks

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marclap2003
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That's It! Works good.

Merci beaucoup!

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zer0sig
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Hmm, not working here.