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Mode (Set Typematic Rate)

Sets the keyboard typematic rate, the rate at which Windows NT repeats a character when you hold down the key for that character.

The typematic rate has two components, the rate and the delay. Some keyboards do not recognize this command.

mode con[:] [rate=r delay=d]



Refers to the keyboard.


Specifies the rate at which a character is repeated on the screen when you hold down a key. Valid values are in the range 1 through 32. These values are equal to approximately 2 to 30 characters per second, respectively. The default value is 20 for IBM AT-compatible keyboards, and 21 for IBM PS/2-compatible keyboards. If you set the rate, you must also set the delay.


Specifies the amount of time that must elapseafter you press and hold down a keybefore Windows NT starts to repeat the character. Valid values for d are 1, 2, 3, and 4 (representing 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, and 1 second, respectively). The default value is 2. If you set the delay, you must also set the rate.


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