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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?
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:
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:
And then, on the command window, type these magic words:
This is how it should look like:
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.
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THANK YOU!!!! Worked like a charm
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.
hello, how can i solve this problem with this page showing? eyeg
Thanks a lot, WTF is wrong with MS hiding this. Even Logitech software doesn’t have it. So moronic of them.
This is golden
How in the heck were we mere mortals ever expected to uncover THAT one? Thank you so much for this highly obscure tip.
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.
Thanks a lot!!!!
yes yes yes it worked… THANKS SO MUCH
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.
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…
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!
Thank you so much for this guide! Have been searching for this setting for some time now
OMG thank you so much! Shame on windows….
NO WAY DOES IT EVEN BRING UP WHAT YOU SHOW ON MY LAPTOP. (ASUS)
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.
My God!!!! Saved my life. I’ve been struggling with repeated keys for a long time. Thanks.
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.
The command brings up the mouse properties, but nothing about the keyboard.
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?