Some users with limited motor abilities have a hard time taking their finger (or mouth stick) off keys quickly. As a result, for example, they sometimes type kkkkkkkkk when they mean to type k,. With RepeatKeys on, a key must be held down for a certain length of time before it starts to repeat.
There are two ways to turn RepeatKeys on and off:
Check the RepeatKeys check box in the AccessX main window.
Hold down the Shift key (either one) for eight seconds.
The computer beeps at four seconds to let you know that you're turning this feature on or off. (Valid only if you've started OpenWindows with the -accessx option.)
Holding down the Shift key for eight seconds also turns on SlowKeys.
You can set the amount of time you want a key to be pressed before it begins repeating. This interval can be anywhere from a tenth of a second up to ten seconds. To set this parameter, move the "Delay until repeat" slider (see Figure B-4) to the number of seconds you want keys to wait before repeating.
You can also set the repeat rate. The repeat rate represents how many times a pressed key will repeat per second. The rate ranges from 0.1 (that is, ten seconds per key) to 10 (that is, ten keys per second). The higher you set this value, the faster the key repeats. Set this to a low value to keep a pressed key from repeating, or from repeating too quickly.
Move the "Repeat rate" slider to the value you want. (See Figure B-4.)