The repeat keys feature enables you to repeat a keystroke multiple times without pressing the key more than once. This feature is designed for users who cannot release keys quickly, for example users who operate a mouth stick. When you enable repeat keys, you can specify the duration for which you must press a key before the key starts to repeat.
To enable and configure the repeat keys feature, perform the following steps:
Click on the Repeat Key Preferences button. The Keyboard Preferences dialog is displayed.
Select the Keyboard repeats when key is held down option to enable the repeat keys feature.
Use the Delay slider to specify the duration for which you must press a key before the keyboard interprets the action as a repeat key. If you have difficulty releasing keys, select a long time delay.
Use the Speed slider to specify the speed at which the keyboard repeats the keypress as input.