Time delays problem

When I quickly enter text on the keyboard, it appears on the screen with a delay.
When I click on the icon in the menu, the submenu opens only after a few moments, and not immediately.

On Whonix-Workstation only?
Not only Whonix-Gateway?
If the answer to these questions is yes, then this is a security feature.


The delay keeps you safe. For more info, see:

I have this problem everywhere.

In the old version of Whonix, I did not have such a problem or it was solved by installing some packages.

Menus also slow down, not just keyboard input.

It looks like graphics acceleration doesn’t work.

Hi Ronan

How do you open menus? Mouse or keyboard?

This might be a common issue with other operating systems It can be hard to tell with any error and /or logs to find the issue.

Your best bet would be to use a search engine as per: https://whonix.org/wiki/Support#Free_Support_Principle_Rationale to see if anyone reported these issues else where.

Keep in mind the Whonix is based on Kicksecure (a Debian derivative) so search any Debian forums.

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I use a mouse.
Maybe I need to install Guest-additions inside Whonix?
But is it safe?

Installed by default
VirtualBox Guest Additions and Shared Folders

How then can I solve my problem?

Hi Ronan

Without starting Whonix-Workstation could you try opening a text based virtual console in Whonix-Gatway. Do you still have a delay when typing?

On your keyboard press: Right Ctrl + F1

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As per Free Support for Whonix ™ :

Can you compare with a non-Whonix VM? Ideally, could you compare please with a Debian buster VM?

And there is this delay too, but it is shorter.

And without the Extension Pack in VB, everything is even slower.

Installation failed.

Perhaps you can find a downloadable Debian buster VirtualBox VM ova.