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Keyboard

The Keyboard applet lets you fine-tune the way the keyboard behaves, check the keyboard driver, and perform some keyboard troubleshooting (see Figure 29.14). You can also alter the "input locales" just as in the Regional Settings applet (and is redundant with that feature, so see Regional Options later in this chapter for input locales.)

The main attractions here are the repeat rate, the repeat delay, and the cursor blink rate. By altering the key repeat delay (the time after pressing a key before it starts to repeat) and the repeat speed, you can calm down an ill-behaved keyboard or improve usability for someone with a mobility impairment. Altering the delay before the repeat sets in might be helpful if you use applications that require extensive use of, say, the PgUp and PgDn, Enter, or the arrow keys (perhaps in a point-of-sale situation).


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