- When you press and hold a key, the keystroke repetition may not work as smoothly as expected.
- When you move through a document by using the keyboard, the document may not scroll smoothly.
Note When you use FilterKeys option to work around this behavior, you experience slower keyboard repetition rates. However, the generation of repeated keystrokes in a Terminal Services session is more consistent.
To use the FilterKeys option, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click Run, type access.cpl, and then click OK.
- In the Accessibility Options dialog box, click the Keyboard tab, and then click to select the Use FilterKeys check box.
- Under FilterKeys, click Settings.
- In the Settings for FilterKeys dialog box, click Ignore quick keystrokes and slow down the repeat rate, and then click Settings.
- In the Advanced Settings for FilterKeys dialog box, click Slow down keyboard repeat rates, and then click the repeat rate that you want to use in the Repeat rate list. For example, click 0.3 seconds in the Repeat rate list.
Note For more information about how to set a repeat rate that is less than 0.3 seconds, see the "More Information" section.
- Click OK three times.
The lowest value that you can set for the keyboard repeat rate in the Advanced Settings for FilterKeys dialog box is 0.3 seconds. However, you can use a registry entry to set the keyboard repeat rate to 0.1 seconds. To do this, follow these steps:
- Start a text editor such as Notepad.
- Paste the following registry information into the text editor window, and then save the file together with a .reg file name extension:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\Keyboard Response]
"Last Valid Repeat"=dword:00000064
- Double-click the .reg file that you created in step 2, and then click Yes when you are prompted to enter this information into the registry.
Article ID: 929274 - Last Review: Jan 4, 2008 - Revision: 1