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Keyboard Repeat Delay

  1. #1


    Sonicpelican Guest

    Keyboard Repeat Delay

    Changes to the "Keyboard Repeat Delay" settings are not saved. The Keyboard
    Repeat Delay has defaulted to "Fast" which means holding down a key for just
    a microsecond means 2 or 3 of the same letter is repeated. This happens in
    all applications. You can set the delay to "Slow" to fix the problem but
    after a reboot it defaults back to "Fast".

    Anyone have any answers or having the same problem??
    --
    Sonic

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  3. #2


    freddy Guest

    RE: Keyboard Repeat Delay

    Sonicpelican,

    Are you setting the keyboard delay in BIOS or somewhere else?
    --
    freddy


    "Sonicpelican" wrote:

    > Changes to the "Keyboard Repeat Delay" settings are not saved. The Keyboard
    > Repeat Delay has defaulted to "Fast" which means holding down a key for just
    > a microsecond means 2 or 3 of the same letter is repeated. This happens in
    > all applications. You can set the delay to "Slow" to fix the problem but
    > after a reboot it defaults back to "Fast".
    >
    > Anyone have any answers or having the same problem??
    > --
    > Sonic


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  4. #3


    Sonicpelican Guest

    RE: Keyboard Repeat Delay

    Hi Freddy,
    I'm changing it under "Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Keyboard". I
    can't find it anywhere in the BIOS and all is working fine with Linux (system
    is dual boot).
    Cheers,
    Sonic


    "freddy" wrote:

    > Sonicpelican,
    >
    > Are you setting the keyboard delay in BIOS or somewhere else?
    > --
    > freddy
    >
    >
    > "Sonicpelican" wrote:
    >
    > > Changes to the "Keyboard Repeat Delay" settings are not saved. The Keyboard
    > > Repeat Delay has defaulted to "Fast" which means holding down a key for just
    > > a microsecond means 2 or 3 of the same letter is repeated. This happens in
    > > all applications. You can set the delay to "Slow" to fix the problem but
    > > after a reboot it defaults back to "Fast".
    > >
    > > Anyone have any answers or having the same problem??
    > > --
    > > Sonic


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  5. #4


    freddy Guest

    RE: Keyboard Repeat Delay

    Sonicpelican,

    Some BIOSes include settings for keyboard rate, but others do not, so your
    situation is not surprising in this regard. It's hard to tell what may be
    the source of your issue, but I found the following keyboard troubleshooting
    guide. It may not fit your situation exactly, but perhaps it will provide
    some idea on how to proceed to find the problem:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/258826

    Problems such as you are having typically are caused by driver issues, but
    not always. If updating drivers and completing the indicated troubleshooting
    steps don't resolve your issues, try contacting the official Microsoft
    Support.

    This forum is a user's group comprised mostly of users who get together to
    help each other. While there are experts who contribute information here, the
    official Microsoft Support may have a different approach. Also, download and
    install all the Vista updates that are available on the Microsoft update
    site. Sometimes you get a fix that way.
    --
    freddy


    "Sonicpelican" wrote:

    > Hi Freddy,
    > I'm changing it under "Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Keyboard". I
    > can't find it anywhere in the BIOS and all is working fine with Linux (system
    > is dual boot).
    > Cheers,
    > Sonic
    >
    >
    > "freddy" wrote:
    >
    > > Sonicpelican,
    > >
    > > Are you setting the keyboard delay in BIOS or somewhere else?
    > > --
    > > freddy
    > >
    > >
    > > "Sonicpelican" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Changes to the "Keyboard Repeat Delay" settings are not saved. The Keyboard
    > > > Repeat Delay has defaulted to "Fast" which means holding down a key for just
    > > > a microsecond means 2 or 3 of the same letter is repeated. This happens in
    > > > all applications. You can set the delay to "Slow" to fix the problem but
    > > > after a reboot it defaults back to "Fast".
    > > >
    > > > Anyone have any answers or having the same problem??
    > > > --
    > > > Sonic


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  6. #5


    Koley Guest

    RE: Keyboard Repeat Delay

    Ok so I have the exact opposite problem. My keyboard will not repeat at all.
    have tried everything i can to get it but even when I update the keyboard
    delay through control panel nothing changes. can you help in some way??





    "freddy" wrote:

    > Sonicpelican,
    >
    > Some BIOSes include settings for keyboard rate, but others do not, so your
    > situation is not surprising in this regard. It's hard to tell what may be
    > the source of your issue, but I found the following keyboard troubleshooting
    > guide. It may not fit your situation exactly, but perhaps it will provide
    > some idea on how to proceed to find the problem:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/258826
    >
    > Problems such as you are having typically are caused by driver issues, but
    > not always. If updating drivers and completing the indicated troubleshooting
    > steps don't resolve your issues, try contacting the official Microsoft
    > Support.
    >
    > This forum is a user's group comprised mostly of users who get together to
    > help each other. While there are experts who contribute information here, the
    > official Microsoft Support may have a different approach. Also, download and
    > install all the Vista updates that are available on the Microsoft update
    > site. Sometimes you get a fix that way.
    > --
    > freddy
    >
    >
    > "Sonicpelican" wrote:
    >
    > > Hi Freddy,
    > > I'm changing it under "Control Panel->Hardware and Sound->Keyboard". I
    > > can't find it anywhere in the BIOS and all is working fine with Linux (system
    > > is dual boot).
    > > Cheers,
    > > Sonic
    > >
    > >
    > > "freddy" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Sonicpelican,
    > > >
    > > > Are you setting the keyboard delay in BIOS or somewhere else?
    > > > --
    > > > freddy
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Sonicpelican" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > Changes to the "Keyboard Repeat Delay" settings are not saved. The Keyboard
    > > > > Repeat Delay has defaulted to "Fast" which means holding down a key for just
    > > > > a microsecond means 2 or 3 of the same letter is repeated. This happens in
    > > > > all applications. You can set the delay to "Slow" to fix the problem but
    > > > > after a reboot it defaults back to "Fast".
    > > > >
    > > > > Anyone have any answers or having the same problem??
    > > > > --
    > > > > Sonic


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  7. #6


    Turkk Guest

    RE: Keyboard Repeat Delay

    I posted this a couple of days ago, didn't see your thread. Still can't fix
    the problem!

    Our office has recently installed two HP computers (slightly different) both
    running Vista Business. With both PCs we have the same problem: when the
    machine is put into sleep mode, or shut down, the key repeat rate and repeat
    delay speeds reset & slow down. This means that every morning we have to go
    into Control Panel & reset both at the highest levels--otherwise the curser
    moves slowly & we can't type fast. For some reason Vista just isn't setting
    these as 'permanent' settings.
    I have spent a great deal of time on the phone with HP and they say it
    has to be a software problem in Vista. Any ideas? Many thanks!

    --
    Turkk


    "Sonicpelican" wrote:

    > Changes to the "Keyboard Repeat Delay" settings are not saved. The Keyboard
    > Repeat Delay has defaulted to "Fast" which means holding down a key for just
    > a microsecond means 2 or 3 of the same letter is repeated. This happens in
    > all applications. You can set the delay to "Slow" to fix the problem but
    > after a reboot it defaults back to "Fast".
    >
    > Anyone have any answers or having the same problem??
    > --
    > Sonic

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #7


    rick7 Guest

    RE: Keyboard Repeat Delay

    I am having the exact same problem as you describe. I am wondering if anyone
    has solved this problem. Whenever I come back from Sleep mode, my Keyboard
    settings are much slower than they used to be. Thanks for any thoughts.

    "Turkk" wrote:

    > I posted this a couple of days ago, didn't see your thread. Still can't fix
    > the problem!
    >
    > Our office has recently installed two HP computers (slightly different) both
    > running Vista Business. With both PCs we have the same problem: when the
    > machine is put into sleep mode, or shut down, the key repeat rate and repeat
    > delay speeds reset & slow down. This means that every morning we have to go
    > into Control Panel & reset both at the highest levels--otherwise the curser
    > moves slowly & we can't type fast. For some reason Vista just isn't setting
    > these as 'permanent' settings.
    > I have spent a great deal of time on the phone with HP and they say it
    > has to be a software problem in Vista. Any ideas? Many thanks!
    >
    > --
    > Turkk
    >
    >
    > "Sonicpelican" wrote:
    >

    > > Changes to the "Keyboard Repeat Delay" settings are not saved. The Keyboard
    > > Repeat Delay has defaulted to "Fast" which means holding down a key for just
    > > a microsecond means 2 or 3 of the same letter is repeated. This happens in
    > > all applications. You can set the delay to "Slow" to fix the problem but
    > > after a reboot it defaults back to "Fast".
    > >
    > > Anyone have any answers or having the same problem??
    > > --
    > > Sonic

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  9. #8



    Newbie
    Join Date : Dec 2009
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    Windows 7 32bit
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    Re: Keyboard Repeat Delay

    Hello all,

    This is a very odd issue, but not hard at all to fix. I had a similar issue in Windows XP. Now first of all, as with all of those weird and unusual Windows problems, it leads to the Windows Registry. Now, first a little disclaimer:

    Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

    Now on with the issue at hand.

    First of all, open regedit by one of the following actions:

    Windows XP/2003/2000 Users: Open the Start Menu and click on "Run." Then type "regedit" without the quotes in the dialogue and press the Enter key.

    Windows Vista and 7 Users: In the search bar at the bottom of the Start Menu, type "regedit." It should appear in the search list above. Right mouse click it and select "Run As Administrator," then, confirm and say "Yes" or "Allow" to the User Account Control dialogues.

    The rest from this point is pretty straight forward.

    Click the plus sign or drop down arrow next to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, then the plus sign or drop arrow next to Control Panel. Look for the key which will look like a folder marked "Keyboard." There are 2 ways this entry might be causing an issue. If it is there, it is corrupted. The second way might be that the key is non-existant.

    If the key is there, go ahead at this point, right mouse click it and click "Delete" and then "Yes." Now, simply recreate the key or folder only by right mouse clicking the Control Panel key and selecting "New" and then "Key" and name the key "Keyboard" without the quotes.

    Keep regedit open for a test and do not close it yet. Make sure that you have the Keyboard key entry that you just created highlighted

    If the key does not key does not exist, simply create the key or folder only by right mouse clicking the Control Panel key and selecting "New" and then "Key" and name the key "Keyboard" without the quotes.

    Keep regedit open for a test and do not close it yet. Make sure that you have the Keyboard key entry that you just created highlighted

    Now, go ahead and open Control Panel from the Start Menu.

    For those of you in Category View, you want to click on "Printers and Other Hardware" and then double click on "Keyboard." For those of you in Classic View, you want to simply double click on "Keyboard."

    Now, go ahead and set your sliders, then click "Apply" and then "Ok." Click back again on regedit and then the F5 key on your keyboard. 2 New string value entries should appear marked "KeyboardDelay" and "KeyboardSpeed" with numbers trailing them. Make sure that these entries are there, then, close regedit.

    Go ahead now and look back at the Keyboard control panel appplet and remember the settings that you just made. Now, restart or log off of your computer and log back in. Go back to Control Panel from the Start Menu and open the Keyboard applet again and make sure that the settings are where you left them.

    This should definately fix the issue at hand and allow the settings to stay where they are. It is yet unknown what exactly may cause this entry to become deleted or corrupted, but, it happens every once in a while on some computers.

    Anyway, I hope this helps alot of you.

    Thank you,
    Starflare5.

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