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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Customizing Hardware Device Settings

Few system settings have more impact on the user experience than the settings for hardware devices such as the keyboard and mouse. Although these devices might seem to have straightforward uses, you can control several settings for them.

Configuring Keyboard Settings

Keyboard settings are controlled with the Keyboard utility. In Control Panel, click Hardware And Sound and then click Keyboard to display the Keyboard Properties dialog box. You can now use the settings on the Speed tab to update the basic keyboard configuration. These settings are as follows:

  • Repeat Delay. Controls the delay for repeating characters when you hold down a key. The default repeat delay is fairly short. For novice typists, you might ...

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