Accessibility Change Keyboard Character Repeat Rate in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to change the keyboard character repeat rate for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

You can change the keyboard character repeat delay and rate for when you press and hold down a key.

The repeat delay is the pause between pressing a key and when it starts repeating.

The repeat rate is the speed at which it repeats.


Contents

  • Option One: Change Keyboard Character Repeat Rate in Keyboard Properties
  • Option Two: Change Keyboard Character Repeat Rate in Registry Editor




Option One

Change Keyboard Character Repeat Rate in Keyboard Properties


1 Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Keyboard icon.

2 Click/tap on the Speed tab in Keyboard Properties. (see screenshot below)

3 Adjust the Repeat rate slider for the slow to fast speed you want.

You can test the set speed in the Click here and hold down a key to test repeat rate box.


4 Click/tap on OK.

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Option Two

Change Keyboard Character Repeat Rate in Registry Editor


1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard

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3 In the right pane of the Desktop key, double click/tap on the KeyboardSpeed string value (REG_SZ) to modify it. (see screenshot above)

4 Type in a number between 0 (slow) and 31 (fast) for the repeat rate speed you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

The default repeat rate speed is 31.


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5 Close Registry Editor.

6 Either Sign out and Sign in or restart the computer to apply.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
Last edited:
Hey.
I was trying to fast up the keyboard as the max values at control panel are slow for me.
I found at internet a registry file that it works nice (restart or logoff required).


Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility\Keyboard Response]
"AutoRepeatDelay"="200"
"AutoRepeatRate"="6"
"DelayBeforeAcceptance"="0"
"Flags"="27"


The same time , without i changed anything these are the other relative values :

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Keyboard]
"InitialKeyboardIndicators"="2"
"KeyboardDelay"="-20"
"KeyboardSpeed"="180"


With the first change i think the required time of mouse speed to a click also decreased.
This is legitimate for me.

Cheers.
 

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