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How to change the keyboard settings in Chrome OS

How to change the keyboard settings in Chrome OS

Short guide

  1. Click the Time widget in the bottom right corner of the screen, then click the Settings icon .
  2. Scroll down to the Device section and click Keyboard.
  3. Make sure the toggle switch for Enable auto-repeat is set to on, or disable auto-repeat by setting the toggle switch to off.
  4. To change how long a key needs to be held down before it stars repeating the character, adjust the slider for Delay before repeat.
  5. To adjust how quickly a held key repeats the character, adjust the slider for Repeat rate.

Before and after

Use the keyboard settings to avoid unwanted repeat characters

This section explains the steps you need to follow in order to change the key repeat delay and the key repeat rate. It’s a step-by-step guide with pictures to help you.   

Open the Chrome OS settings

1. Select the Time widget in the bottom-right corner of the screen to open the System menu, then click on the Settings button .

Click on the Time widget followed by the Settings button.

Find the Keyboard settings

2. Once the Settings window opens, scroll down to the Device section and click on Keyboard.

Scroll down to the Device section and select Keyboard

Enable or disable auto-repeat

3. On the Keyboard screen, check whether the toggle switch for Enable auto-repeat is set on. You can also click the toggle switch to turn it off.

Click the toggle switch to turn Enable auto-repeat on or off

Adjust Delay before repeat

To change how long a key has to be held down before it stars repeating the same character, adjust the slider for Delay before repeat by clicking on the bar or dragging the dot on the slider left or right.

Use the slider to adjust the delay before repeat

Adjust the repeat rate

To change how quickly a held down key repeats typing the same character, adjust the slider for Repeat rate.

To change how quickly a held key repeats the same character, adjust the slider for repeat rate

Note: If this does not work it could be because someone else manages your computer settings (an IT department or administrator). If this is the case, you will need to contact them to access these settings or for further help.

Created on: July-08-2021

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