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Windows 7: Keyboard too slow - can't type double E quickly

20 Mar 2012   #1
hucker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Keyboard too slow - can't type double E quickly

Using a Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 v2.0.

Every time I type a double E, I only get a single one, unless I pause between each keypress. Other letters don't seem to do it (I suppose I might type double Es faster?). Those of you with a background in electronics will know about "debouncing" - ignoring two very close together signals from a switch as it mechanically "bounces" off the contacts. I'm thinking maybe the setting is too long for this keyboard?


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20 Mar 2012   #2
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Control Panel> Keyboard> Character repeat, you have two settings; Repeat delay and Repeat rate.
Changing Repeat delay to >>Short should correct this.
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20 Mar 2012   #3
hucker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That didn't help, and I'm not sure why it would. That's just a setting controlling how long Windows waits before it repeats ITSELF. My problem is my OWN repeating. I press the key twice quickly, but only one letter appears. If I try to type the word "sleep", I get "slep".
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20 Mar 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have you checked to see whether the E key is sticking?

Failing, try to slow down your typing speed slightly.

Also, before dismissing James's suggestions, I thought they were quite relevant as the settings have a direct bearing on how repeated key strokes work.

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20 Mar 2012   #5
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Do you have "stick keys" or "filter keys" enabled?
Control Panel>Ease Of Access>Make the keyboard easier to use
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20 Mar 2012   #6
hucker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

James - no I haven't got any of the ease of access things ticked.

Seavixen - where did you get that screenshot? I cannot find that subsection in the control panel. The "avoid repeated keystrokes" might be the problem, although I cannot make any key other than E do it wrong, and I would have thought Windows would treat all letters the same.
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20 Mar 2012   #7
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

"tick" Filter Keys and go into "Set up Filter Keys", you will find what you are looking for there.
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20 Mar 2012   #8
hucker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmmmmm I can make all the other keys not work properly by changing things in there, but I don't think that's what's stopping the E working right (as all those settings are off). It must be the circuitry in the keyboard that's dodgy. Strange it's only the E though, I would have thought one chip would control all of them.
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20 Mar 2012   #9
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Have you tried a different keyboard? Or are you extremely partial to that one?
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20 Mar 2012   #10
hucker

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

DOH! I didn't think of that. The problem only exists on this keyboard. And this is the nice wireless one, I don't want to use that 2.99 one :-/
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