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    Change Keyboard Character Repeat Delay and Rate in Windows


    How to: Change Keyboard Character Repeat Delay and Rate in Windows

    How to Change Keyboard Character Repeat Delay and Rate in Windows


    If your Windows device has a hardware keyboard, you can change the character repeat delay and rate for when you press and hold down a key.

    The repeat delay is the pause between pressing a key and when it starts repeating.

    The repeat rate is the speed at which it repeats.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the keyboard character repeat delay and rate for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Change Keyboard Character Repeat Delay in Keyboard Properties
    • Option Two: Change Keyboard Character Repeat Rate in Keyboard Properties
    • Option Three: Change Keyboard Character Repeat Delay in Registry Editor
    • Option Four: Change Keyboard Character Repeat Rate in Registry Editor




    OPTION ONE [/i] Change Keyboard Character Repeat Delay in Keyboard Properties
    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Keyboard icon, and close the Control Panel if you like.

    2. In the Speed tab, adjust the Repeat delay slider to be long or short for what you want, and click/tap on Apply. (see screenshot below)

    *note The slider position in the screenshot below is the default setting.

    3. Use the Click here and hold down a key to test repeat rate field to test the repeat delay and rate to see if it's what you want. If it's not, repeat steps 2 and 3 until it is.

    4. When finished, click/tap on OK.


    Change Keyboard Character Repeat Delay and Rate in Windows [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] Change Keyboard Character Repeat Rate in Keyboard Properties
    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), click/tap on the Keyboard icon, and close the Control Panel if you like.

    2. In the Speed tab, adjust the Repeat rate slider to be slow or fast for what you want, and click/tap on Apply. (see screenshot below)

    *note The slider position in the screenshot below is the default setting.

    3. Use the Click here and hold down a key to test repeat rate field to test the repeat delay and rate to see if it's what you want. If it's not, repeat steps 2 and 3 until it is.

    4. When finished, click/tap on OK.


    Change Keyboard Character Repeat Delay and Rate in Windows [​IMG]






    OPTION THREE [/i] Change Keyboard Character Repeat Delay in Registry Editor
    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard


    Change Keyboard Character Repeat Delay and Rate in Windows [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of the Keyboard key, double click/tap on the KeyboardDelay string value (REG_SZ) to modify it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Type in a number between 3 (long) and 0 (short) (3, 2, 1, 0) for the repeat delay you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    *note The default repeat delay is 1.

    Change Keyboard Character Repeat Delay and Rate in Windows [​IMG]

    5. sign in to apply.





    OPTION FOUR [/i] Change Keyboard Character Repeat Rate in Registry Editor
    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard


    Change Keyboard Character Repeat Delay and Rate in Windows [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of the Keyboard key, double click/tap on the KeyboardSpeed string value (REG_SZ) to modify it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Type in a number between 0 (slow) and 31 (fast) for the repeat rate you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    *note The default repeat rate is 31.

    Change Keyboard Character Repeat Delay and Rate in Windows [​IMG]

    5. sign in to apply.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    vulcons38, Jul 8, 2018
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  2. Keyboard No Longer Repeating Characters

    With the Windows 10 update, I can no longer get characters to repeat on my HP wireless keyboard. I go to the keyboard properties and it shows repeat delay, repeat rate and cursor blink. The repeat rate does not change anything but the cursor blink rate
    does. I have tried changing the setting and applying them but nothing changes, I only get one character for each press of the key.
     
    ChristyAKroyer, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. Keyboard repeat delay and repeat speed

    Hi Krishnan,

    Thank you for your prompt reply. I uninstalled the keyboard and mouse drivers as you recommended, then restarted, but the keyboard repeat rate is still slow and I cannot change it with keyboard settings. Any other suggestions? Many thanks. Joe
     
    JosephBrunner41, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. Change Keyboard Character Repeat Delay and Rate in Windows

    Keyboard repeat delay and repeat speed

    Hi Joseph,

    I suggest you to uninstall and reinstall the keyboard driver. Follow the steps to uninstall & reinstall the keyboard driver from device manager.


    • Press Windows key + X from the
      Keyboard
      and click on Device Manager.

    • In Device Manager, double click on the
      Keyboard.

    • It will show you the device driver name, select that device and then right click on it.

    • Click on Uninstall button.

    • Restart the computer, the drivers will get automatically installed on your Windows 10.

    • Repeat the same for Mice and other pointing devices.

    Hope it helps.
     
    Deepak_Krishnan R, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. Keyboard No Longer Repeating Characters

    Hi Christy,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    You can connect some other keyboard and check if it’s working fine.

    Also, check if the character repeats in onscreen keyboard.

    • Click Windows key + R and type "osk".
    Open a Notepad file. Check if the character repeats when you press and hold any key.

    I suggest you to download the latest keyboard drivers and check if it’s working fine.

    How to: Install and Update drivers in Windows 10

    How to: Install and Update Hardware Drivers in Windows 10

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.

    Thank you.
     
    SujataMoktan, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Keyboard repeat delay and repeat speed

    After upgrading from Windows 7 to Win 10, I'm unable to change my keyboard repeat delay and repeat speed.
     
    JosephBrunner41, Oct 27, 2019
    #6
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