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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Customizing the Keyboard

Although a mouse makes many everyday Windows 98 tasks easier, we're still a long way from having to ditch our trusty keyboards. In fact, after you get used to a few Windows 98 keyboard shortcuts, you'll find yourself reaching for the mouse less and less. This section shows you a few techniques for customizing your keyboard.

Setting the Delay and Repeat Rate

When you press and hold down a key on the keyboard, you notice two things: First, when you press the key, there is a slight delay before the second letter appears; second, the subsequent characters appear at a constant rate (called the repeat rate). Beginning keyboardists are usually better off with a longer delay and a slower repeat rate. More experienced typists, ...

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