Filter Keys

posted in: Shortcut of the Week | 0

Filter Keys is a feature that will ignore brief and repeated keystrokes that may be caused by slow or inaccurate finger movements.
The sensitivity of the keyboard can be a problem, especially if you strike keys accidentally.
Also, most keyboards allow you to repeat a key just by holding it down. If you cannot lift your fingers off the keyboard quickly enough, this can result in too many repeated characters.
Filter Keys instructs Windows to disregard keys that are not held down for a certain period of time and also stops the repeating function if a key is held down for too long.
To enable Filter Keys, press and hold the right Shift key for 8 seconds. A sound is played and a confirmation message pops up. Press Enter to confirm enabling Filter Keys.
Press and hold the right Shift key again for 8 seconds to switch off Filter Keys. Again, there is a sound to confirm that it has been disabled.
There are additional functions and adjustments in the Filter Keys settings, which give you more control over how this feature works. Follow this link to read more about these advanced settings.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.