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Repeated characters when typing in Vmware remote console

Repeated characters when typing in Vmware remote console

You might have faced the issue of repeating character when typing in Vmware remote console. You will see unintended keystrokes when you type.

For example – If your intention is  to type “Administrator” and when you type it becomes “Aaadminiiistttratooor“, this is what called as unintended keystrokes.

There are two ways to resolve this issue –

Modifying the .VMX file

  • Power off the Virtual Machine
  • Browse your datastore where virtual machine files are stored
  • Download Filename.vmx from the datastore
  • Open .vmx file with text editor like Notepad++ tool
  • Add a line in the vmx file

    keyboard.typematicMinDelay = “2000000”

  • Save the configuration
  • Upload the file back to datastore
  • Power on the virtual machine

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    Adding a Configuration Parameter (Easy way)

  • Power off the Virtual Machine
  • Right Click virtual machine select Edit Settings
  • Click Options > General > Configuration Parameters
  • Click Add Row
  • Under Name enter keyboard.typematicMinDelay
  • In the Value field enter 2000000
  • Click OK
  • Power on the virtual machine

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Hope this helps!

One thought on “Repeated characters when typing in Vmware remote console”

  1. Sriram P says:

    Useful tips….

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