Windows 10 allows you to set the Keyboard Repeat Rate and Repeat Delay. These terms are inter-related. When you make active, any text field or an editor and, press and hold a single character key, it will immediately type the character for the first time and will show delay until the second & later characters show-up. This is called as Keyboard Repeat Delay. The rate at which the later character show up is called the Keyboard Repeat Rate.
Change Keyboard Repeat Rate & Repeat Delay
There are two major methods to set the Keyboard Repeat Rate and Repeat Delay on Windows 10. They are as follows:
Using the Keyboard Properties.
Using the Registry Editor.
1] Using the Keyboard Properties
Open the Keyboard Properties by typing in control keyboard in the Run box (Win+R) and hit Enter.
You can now use the slider to make the respective options of Repeat Delay and Repeat rate longer or shorter as per your preferences.
There is also a text field in the mini window to test out your preferences.
Select Apply and then select OK to save the changes.
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