Changing text typing repeat delay on a VMware virtual machine

Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by Ray Heffer

If you find that when typing text using the VMware virtual machine console on a low bandwidth connection, it repeats characters (no matter how careful you are). Try setting the following configuration parameter:

keyboard.typematicMinDelay = 2000000

You’ll need to power off your VM first, then add this to the end of your configuration (.vmx) file. If you are using VMware ESX/ESXi then edit the settings of the virtual machine and go to Options then Advanced, General > Configuration Parameters.

VMware KB 196: