This tutorial looks at how to slow down the keyboard repeat rate in Microsoft Windows. Many people find that when they press a key they hold it too long, inadvertently creating a long string of the same letter. Microsoft is aware of this problem and added a feature to stop this from happening. If this setting doesn’t help you then you may need to look at enabling the free FilterKeys feature.
Select Settings from your Windows Start menu. Type “Keyboard” into the window that appears and select Typing Settings.
The repeat delay describes how long you need to hold a key down for before it starts repeating. The repeat rate describes how quickly the letter repeats itself once it starts. Experiment with changing these figures to reduce inadvertent keyboard repetition.
Open up the Windows Control Panel by going to Start and selecting Control Panel from the menu.
Windows Key, Arrow Keys (to select Control Panel), Enter
Click on ‘Switch to Classic View’ if necessary
Once the initial delay has passed, the repeat rate setting determines how fast the repeated letters appear on the screen.