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Sonicpelican
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:18 pm    Post subject: Keyboard Repeat Delay
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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??
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freddy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 7:32 am    Post subject: RE: Keyboard Repeat Delay [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Sonicpelican,

Are you setting the keyboard delay in BIOS or somewhere else?
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"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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Sonicpelican
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:30 pm    Post subject: RE: Keyboard Repeat Delay [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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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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freddy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 1:00 pm    Post subject: RE: Keyboard Repeat Delay [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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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.
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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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Starflare5
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Since: Dec 21, 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Keyboard Repeat Delay [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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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.:cool:


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