Changing text typing repeat delay on a VMware virtual machine

17 Mar 2011 by rayheffer

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: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/196

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