xdotool type or
xdotool key to type certain characters makes Gnome Shell lock up while the text is being typed. For example typing a single slash with
xdotool type / or
xdotool key slash takes a second or two, but for 23 slashes it’s more than 20 seconds.
Of all the printable ASCII characters, only these cause the problem:
Why does this happen and how can I fix it?
I never had this problem in Unity on 14.04.
There is a small delay when typing other characters – maybe a second, even for long strings.
Any timing I’ve done in the terminal has come back normal, like
time xdotool type ... or
t=$ SECONDS; xdotool ...; echo $ ((SECONDS-t)), so it seems to be a problem on Gnome Shell’s side.
$ XDG_SESSION_TYPE is