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A control panel in the Macintosh operating system that reduces the repeat rate of the keyboard. This is an accessibility feature that allows folks with disabilities that affect their motor coordination or whatnot to use a keyboard without trailing a half dozen extra characters. This does not effect the speed setting for the mouse.

Unfortunately, when left on after the slower and more deliberate typist leaves the keyboard, this renders the keyboard all but useless to average users. Instead of responding to a typical pattern of keystrokes with something like a timeout the operating system trips the keyboard bell. This effect results in an enormous number of help calls at my work.

"One of the G4s has a broken keyboard."

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