How to Set up Filter Keys in Windows 8.1

How to Set up Filter Keys in Windows 8.1 and 8

Feb. 25, 2015 11:23 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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"How to make changes for Filter Keys in Windows 8.1?"

The Filter Keys feature in Windows 8 and 8.1 helps prevent unwanted keystrokes by adjusting the amount of time a key has to be pressed before its input is recognized by the operating system. It's for making typing easier for users with hand tremors. Turning on Filter Keys can be pretty simple, here we'd like to introduce how to set up Filter Keys in Windows 8.1 and 8.

How to Set up Filter Keys in Windows 8.1/8

  • Step 1: Open Filter Keys by pressing Windows + F combination, choosing "Settings" and input "filter keys" in the empty box. Then choose "Ignore repeated keystrokes using FilterKeys" in the results.

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  • Step 2: Turn on Filter Keys. Here note to check the box before "Turn on Filter Keys".

    how to turn on filter keys in windows 8
  • Step 3: Here you can choose to make changes to the settings of Keyboard Shortcut, Filter options and Other settings on the basis of concrete needs.

    A. Repeat Keys and Slow Keys. If you want to turn on Repeat Keys and Slow Keys, you can click "Set up Repeat Keys and Slow Keys" to make more operations.

    how to turn on filter keys in windows 8

    You can also set more information, including setting time to avoid accidental keystrokes, ignoring all repeated keystrokes, slowing down keyboard repeat rates by setting them time interval before the computer system accepts the repeated keystrokes.

    how to turn on filter keys in windows 8

    B. Turn on Bounce Keys. If you want to ignore repeated keystrokes made by trembling or unintentional bouncing of fingers, you can choose "Turn on Bounce Keys" and select a time to let the computer wait before accepting keystrokes.

    how to set up filter keys in windows 8.1
  • Step 4: You can type text in the empty box to test the settings in advance. And then, click "OK" to take all these changes and settings into action.

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That's all for the instructions about how to set up filter keys in Windows 8.1 and 8. You can also check other Windows 8 tips if needed.

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