Windows Keyboard Repeat Delay Settings
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How to Change Keyboard Repeat Delay Rate Speed on Windows

Access Keyboard Properties and Change Keyboard Speed on Windows

If this is what you’re looking for, you might have wondered… where the heck is it on the Windows 10 settings?

Keyboard Speed Windows

As you might have realized, Windows 10 settings doesn’t show this settings dialogue anymore. Instead, you have bunch of other useless things under settings all around keyboard settings—but none of them will help you to increase or decrease your Cursor Blink Rate, the Character Repeat such as the Repeat Delay or the Repeat Rate. And even though you type “keyboard properties” to the search console of the settings, Windows will tell you that it doesn’t know nothing about nothing:

Keyboard Properties Search in Windows

Alright, let’s solve this.

The Keyboard Properties are still there. And Windows developers made it as difficult as possible to find it. And why would they make your life miserable? Because Microsoft can!

Open the commander. To do so, Press CTRL+X and click “run”. On the run field, type cmd:

Windows Commander


And then, on the command window, type these magic words:

main.cpl @1

This is how it should look like:

Windows Commander Keyboard Properties

And by saying these words, the magical Keyboard Properties will appear!

I hope that helped. And if it did, don’t be shy. I appreciate any comment below.

Thank you!

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36 comments for “How to Change Keyboard Repeat Delay Rate Speed on Windows

  1. CaT,
    October 7, 2021 at 7:52 pm

    THANK YOU!!!! Worked like a charm

  2. Gordon Collins,
    September 24, 2021 at 4:32 pm

    Opened up Command and ENTERED main.cpl
    Nothing has changed.
    I still cannot get FULLSTOP to repeat by holding the key down..
    Any further instructions would be appreciated.

  3. eyefUb,
    September 19, 2021 at 8:00 am

    hello, how can i solve this problem with this page showing? eyeg

  4. johnnoi,
    September 7, 2021 at 3:26 pm

    Thanks a lot, WTF is wrong with MS hiding this. Even Logitech software doesn’t have it. So moronic of them.
    Thanks again.

  5. Gicu Piticu,
    September 3, 2021 at 9:13 am

    This is golden

  6. Chip Morrow,
    May 31, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    How in the heck were we mere mortals ever expected to uncover THAT one? Thank you so much for this highly obscure tip.

  7. marc,
    May 4, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    just… wow, microsoft. you are sooooo good at hide & seek!
    thanks for this tip. obviously, I never would have guessed.

    now…. if only there were a way to make the repeat rate faster than this maximum.

  8. Plutarco Naranjo,
    February 13, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks a lot!!!!

  9. Don S.,
    December 10, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    yes yes yes it worked… THANKS SO MUCH

  10. Kelly,
    December 7, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Thank you so much for this.
    I hate Microsoft so much for how they make my life more difficult with their Control Freak attitude.

    Thanks to Microsoft I have discovered the world of Linux and like it much better there.
    If it wasn’t for compatibility with work I would be completely on Linux.

  11. Steve Azaret,
    November 7, 2020 at 1:58 am

    Thank you, thank you! Just got a new laptop and discovered they had removed the setting. What the heck is wrong with these Windows developers? Are they just trying to make our lives miserable? Anyway, this little thing is such a big deal to me, since I am typing on my PC all day for my job. Really appreciate it…

  12. Cathy D,
    October 26, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    You can also click in the search box, choose Control Panel and then choose Keyboard. Alternately, click the Windows icon, scroll to Windows System, and choose Control Panel from that folder. Good luck!

  13. Kevin,
    October 12, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Thank you so much for this guide! Have been searching for this setting for some time now


  14. hw,
    September 4, 2020 at 3:32 pm

    OMG thank you so much! Shame on windows….

  15. phil pantaleo,
    September 3, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    It brings me to the MS mouse and keyboard page and tells me I do not have a MS device . It does not know my computer exists.

  16. Danilo,
    July 1, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    My God!!!! Saved my life. I’ve been struggling with repeated keys for a long time. Thanks.

  17. B.,
    May 20, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    First time Windows 10 user here. – Thank you so much for this hint.

    Am completely baffled that Microsoft does not have these detailed ‘delay’ and ‘repeat’ settings in their new “Settings”, but only a checkbox.

    Apparently also ‘control.exe keyboard’ will work.

  18. Jerry,
    May 15, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    The command brings up the mouse properties, but nothing about the keyboard.

  19. Tomas P.,
    April 9, 2020 at 11:29 pm

    Thank you!!!!

    Very useful.

    Best regards

  20. Ayal,
    January 19, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    Thank you very much for your very helpful tip.

    2 things I wander:
    1. How do you know that?
    2. What the hell was Microsoft thinking?


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