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Changing keyboard settings in Windows 7

' Filter Keys ' provides you with the ability to control the pace of repeated keystrokes and to slow down the acceptance of keystrokes if required, avoiding accidental keystrokes or mis-key.

' Ease of Access Center ' has replaced ' Accessibility Options ' in the ' Control Panel '.

Open ' Ease of Access Center ' press ' Windows ' logo key + ' U ' or click Start button ' Control Panel ' + ' Ease of Access ' + ' Ease of Access Center '.

' Tab ' to and press ' Enter ' or click to select ' Make the keyboard easier to use ' under ' Explore all settings '.

Click to select or press ' Alt ' + ' I ' to turn on ' Filter Keys ', see Fig 1.

To customise your settings click to select ' Setup Filter Keys ' or press ' Alt ' + ' L '.

Fig 1

Set up filter keys box

To use the keyboard shortcut to turn Filter Keys on and off, click to select or press ' Alt ' + ' K ' to ' Turn on Filter Keys when right SHIFT is pressed for 8 seconds '.

Press ' Alt ' + ' M ' or click to select Display a warning message when turning a setting on. Press ' Alt ' + ' A ' or click to select ' Make a sound when turning a setting on or off '.

Bounce Keys prevent a key stroke being recorded should your finger accidently repeatedly touch a key on the keyboard.

Click to select ' Turn on Bounce Keys ' or press ' Alt ' + ' B '. You change the setting to set the time a key is held down before it is recorded, click to select the time limit or ' Tab ' to the drop down box and use the arrow keys or to click to select your desired setting, see Fig 2.

Fig 2

filter options

Click to select or press ' Alt ' + ' R ' to switch on ' Repeat Keys and Slow Keys ' which prevents brief key strokes from being recorded.

Fig 3

filter options

If you want to hear a sound when keystrokes are accepted, press ' Alt ' + ' W ' or click to select ' Beep when keys are pressed or accepted ' see Fig 4.

Fig 4

filterkeys other settings

To ' Display the Filter Keys icon on the taskbar ' if you want a reminder that filter keys is on press ' Alt ' + ' I ' or click to select.

Click on ' Save ' or press ' Alt ' + ' S ' to save your options.

Note: If this does not work it could be because your computer settings cannot be changed due to local IT policies - contact your local IT support for further help.

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