The slow keys feature enables you to customize how the keyboard handles user input in the following ways:
Specify the duration for which you must press-and-hold a key before the system accepts the keypress. This aspect of the feature benefits users who frequently press keys that they do not intend to press.
Enable audible indications of keyboard input and acceptance. This aspect of the feature benefits users who cannot see the result of a keypress.
To enable and configure the slow keys feature, perform the following steps:
Select the Enable Slow Keys option.
To select or deselect this feature from the keyboard, press-and-hold Shift for eight seconds. This keyboard shortcut automatically selects all of the slow keys options. If you selected the Beep when enabling/disabling keyboard accessibility features option, after four seconds the system beeps three times to indicate that the system is about to select or deselect the feature. If you enable this feature from the keyboard, you must press-and-hold Shift for eight seconds again to disable the feature.
Use the Only accept keypress after x msecs slider or spin box to specify the duration, in milliseconds, for which you must press and hold a key before the system accepts the keypress. Use the Testing Area to test the slow keys setting and modify the setting as required.
To enable audible indications of keyboard input and acceptance, select the following options:
Select this option to hear a beep when you press a key.
Select this option to hear a beep when the system accepts a keypress.
Select this option to hear a beep when the system rejects a keypress. The system rejects a keypress if you do not press-and-hold the key for the duration that is specified in the Only accept keypress after x msecs setting.