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How do I slow Key Repeat Speed Function? Mother in nursing home needs help

Posted 13 June 2015 - 05:02 PM (#1) User is offline   Paul Batte 

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Hello, new to the forum.

I don't have the manual for the tablet in front of me (father bought it, and he is miles away), but believe it is a Galaxy 4 10.1 (Boots up as a Galaxy Tab4).
I have a mother in a nursing home who has lost the ability to speak, and is reduced to typing with one hand.
This tablet was purchased to allow her to communicate with a text to speech app. A Belkin external keypad was also purchased (think it is connected via Bluetooth), since the virtual keypad was too difficult for her.

The problem I am having is I am researching, with little luck, on how to slow down the key repeat speed. When my mother types, she cannot control well how long she holds a key down, and usually ends up with a string of the same chars on the screen, and when she backspaces, she also goes to far, because of the sensitivity of the key repeat function.

Can anyone tell me how to slow down the key repeat function. It appears to kick in if the key is held down for about half to one second, and I would like to slow it down to 3 seconds, minimum.


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Posted 14 June 2015 - 10:28 AM (#2) User is offline   wizz 

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You might like to try an App called External Keyboard Helper to see if that solves your problem.

One option of this App is that it can "change the key repeat delay and rate".

https://play.google....wkeyboardhelper

You can try the free Demo version of this, if you want to ensure it works before you purchase the full program ..... but please be aware of the following info re the Demo version

"This is a crippled demo version of External Keyboard Helper Pro

Everything works just like in the Pro version except for the Space button which prints a message that this is a demo version.

The only reason to install this is if you want to try it out before deciding if you want to buy External Keyboard Helper Pro."

https://play.google....boardhelperdemo

Hope this helps .....
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