A control panel
in the Macintosh operating system
that reduces the repeat
rate of the keyboard
. This is an accessibility
feature that allows folks with disabilities that affect their motor coordination
or whatnot to use a keyboard without trailing a half dozen extra character
s. This does not effect the speed
setting for the mouse
Unfortunately, when left on after the slower and more deliberate typist leaves the keyboard, this renders the keyboard all but useless to average users. Instead of responding to a typical pattern of keystrokes with something like a timeout the operating system trips the keyboard bell. This effect results in an enormous number of help calls at my work.
"One of the G4s has a broken keyboard."