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    Disabling the auto repeat function of keyboard through Windows XP

    I donít want to repeat the keystroke when I held down a key on the keyboard connected to my PC running on Windows XP. It seems that I have enabled auto repeat function of my keyboard. How can I turn it off?



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    expert Array
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    Re: Disabling the auto repeat function of keyboard through Windows XP

    Navigate through the desktop and click on the ‘Start’ button available over there. Select ‘Settings ->Control Panel’ from the start menu and wait until you can view ‘Control Panel’ window. Click the ‘Accessibility Options’ available on that window. Press the ‘Keyboard’ tab afterwards and go to the ‘Filter Keys’ section. Click on the ‘Settings’ button and select the radio button next to ‘Ignore Quick Keystrokes’ option. Press the ‘Settings’ button on the right side of the option and choose the ‘No Repeat’ option. Navigate into the bottom part and set the ‘Keys Must Be Held’ time to 0.0.

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    ghanathey swetha Array
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    Re: Disabling the auto repeat function of keyboard through Windows XP

    Hi.
    You can use the Keyboard settings in the Control Panel to change the repeat rate and speed, but this will still repeat the keys but not as soon and not as rapidly.

    However, if you want to disallow the keys from ever repeating (without multiple taps), you need to use the Accessibilty Options in the Control Panel.

    >Start, Control Panel
    >Choose "Accessibility Options"
    (Depending on your Control Panel view, you may need to choose "Accessibility Options" again at the next screen listing Tasks or you may go directly the Options settings below).
    >On the "Keyboard" tab, check "Filter Keys" and click the "Settings" button.
    >Select the "Ignore Quick Keystrokes" and click the "Settings" button
    >Select the "No Repeat ..."
    at the bottom of the box, adjust the "Keys Must Be Held ..." time to 0.0 (so the key will still type as soon as you hit it.)

    Thank you.

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