Computer settings

Changing how the keyboard behaves

You can make your keyboard easier to use by changing the settings of the keys.

For example, you can change the length of time a key needs to be held down.

Sometimes you have to press two keys at the same time. This can be difficult for some people. StickyKeys makes this more easy – you only have to press one key.

The way the keyboard behaves can be changed by using the settings in your operating system (Windows, Linux or Mac OS).

BBC My Web My Way explain how to set your computer so the keyboard and mouse are easier to use:

StickyKeys is designed for people who find it difficult to hold down two or more keys at the same time. For example, Ctrl + C to copy text.

StickyKeys allows you to press one key at a time instead of all together.

Click here to find out how to turn on StickyKeys.

StickyKeys

FilterKeys allows you to change the length of time a key needs to be held down before it appears on the screen.

FilterKeys tells the keyboard to ignore brief or repeated touches of the key.

Click here to find out how to turn on FilterKeys.

FilterKeys

MouseKeys allow the mouse pointer to be moved around using the keys on the number keypad.

Click here to find out how to turn on MouseKeys.

MouseKeys