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Windows 7: Is There A Way To Increase Speed Of Text Cursor/Caret?

25 Apr 2016   #1
Mulsiphix

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Is There A Way To Increase Speed Of Text Cursor/Caret?

When I hold down right in Notepad, the caret has a top speed that it will move at. Is there any way to increase this speed?


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26 Apr 2016   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

You might be able to increase the repeat speed at least a little more in the keyboard properties.

Malcolm


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26 Apr 2016   #3
Mulsiphix

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Unfortunately, I'm way ahead of you

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26 Apr 2016   #4
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

I can not find a 3rd party program to make it faster, are you trying to get through lines faster, because page up and down will do that much faster then the arrow keys will.
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26 Apr 2016   #5
Mulsiphix

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I spend a lot of time in a few different text programs/IDEs. It drives me nuts how slow the caret moves from right to left. I'm extremely proficient with keyboard shortcuts though so I'm probably maxed out on potential keyboard movement efficiency . Thank you for confirming my suspicion. It seems like a Windows setting you could logically modify somehow but I guess it never got the love it deserved .
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26 Apr 2016   #6
Anak

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Until a way is found to increase the speed through a system setting, you may have to get used to using an extra key with the arrow key, see how using the Control [Ctrl] key along with the right arrow key feels to you; What this will do is move the cursor one word at a time instead of a space. If you hold the right arrow key down the cursor will move faster until you release the key.

The Control+Arrow key functions can be found near the top of this link in the General section: Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

This link can be found at the bottom of the shortcut list, it offers a plethora of shortcuts for different programs, use the alphabetized List Filter of names or vendors at the top: shortcutmania.com keyboard shortcuts
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26 Apr 2016   #7
Mulsiphix

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Until a way is found to increase the speed through a system setting, you may have to get used to using an extra key with the arrow key, see how using the Control [Ctrl] key along with the right arrow key feels to you; What this will do is move the cursor one word at a time instead of a space. If you hold the right arrow key down the cursor will move faster until you release the key.
Holy cow, what a difference! I can't believe I didn't know about this shortcut. This is something that have wished I could improve for a very long time. Thank you very much Anak
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26 Apr 2016   #8
Anak

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My pleasure!
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26 Apr 2016   #9
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Until a way is found to increase the speed through a system setting, you may have to get used to using an extra key with the arrow key, see how using the Control [Ctrl] key along with the right arrow key feels to you; What this will do is move the cursor one word at a time instead of a space. If you hold the right arrow key down the cursor will move faster until you release the key.

The Control+Arrow key functions can be found near the top of this link in the General section: Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

This link can be found at the bottom of the shortcut list, it offers a plethora of shortcuts for different programs, use the alphabetized List Filter of names or vendors at the top: shortcutmania.com keyboard shortcuts
That is some great info, thanks.

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26 Apr 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

That is a great list of keyboard shortcut Anak
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