OpenWindows User's Guide


Users who have trouble typing often hit the wrong key, or keys, while trying to type. They may, for example, hit r while reaching to type t. When SlowKeys is turned on, only keys that are held down for a minimum, specified time will be accepted as input. Keys that are hit inadvertently will not register.

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Both SlowKeys and BounceKeys cannot be active at once.

Turning SlowKeys On and Off

Turn SlowKeys on and off in either of these ways:

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Holding down the Shift key for eight seconds also turns on RepeatKeys.

SlowKeys Settings

Setting the Notification Style

You may want to be notified of a key's status while SlowKeys is active. That way you don't have to guess whether you've held the key down long enough for it to be accepted.

There are two check boxes ("pressed" and "accepted") in the Settings window for setting how you want to be notified of a key's status when SlowKeys is in effect. By checking these boxes, you can have your machine beep:

Setting the Acceptance Delay

The acceptance delay is the interval between when you first press a key and when it transmits input. You can set this with the "Acceptance delay (sec" slider located in the Settings window. (See Figure B-4.) This delay can range from zero to five seconds.