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Repeated characters when typing in remote console DetailsWhen typing into a remote console, you see unintended repeated keystrokes. Solution If you are using a wide-area or low-bandwidth connection, the time delay over the network may be long enough to cause the virtual machine to start auto-repeat. To reduce these effects, increase the time threshold necessary for auto-repeat in the remote console. Power off the virtual machine.Add a line, similar to this, at the end of your virtual machine's configuration (.vmx) file:

keyboard.typematicMinDelay = "2000000"
The delay is specified in micro-seconds, so the line in the example above increases the repeat time to 2 seconds. This should ensure that you never get auto-repeat unless you intend it.
Power on the virtual machine.To make the changes using the vSphere Client:Power off the virtual machineRight click virtual machine select Edit SettingsClick Options > General  > Configuration ParametersClick Add RowUnder Name enter…