How to Turn On or Off Slow Keys in Ubuntu Linux

This post describes steps one can take to enable or disable slow keys in Ubuntu Linux.

For people with difficulties typing, slow keys can help resolve problem, especially if they strike keys accidentally. This is especially true with folks with hand tremors.

For these people, they can use slow keys if they accidentally press several keys at a time when they type, or if they find it difficult to press the right key on the keyboard first time.

The Slow Keys feature instructs Ubuntu Linux to disregard keys that are not held down for a certain period of time before they appear.

Once enabled, you can also switch the Enable by Keyboard switch to turn slow keys on and off from the keyboard. With Enable by Keyboard switch on, you can press and hold Shift for eight seconds to enable or disable slow keys.

Below is how to turn on or off slow keys in Ubuntu Linux.

How to enable or disable slow keys in Ubuntu Linux

As described above, Slow Keys feature instructs Ubuntu Linux to disregard keys that are not held down for a certain period of time before they appear.

Below is how to turn on or off in Ubuntu Linux.

Ubuntu Linux has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating, all can be done from the System Settings panel.

Alternatively, click on the System menu at the top-right corner of the top bar on your desktop.

On the System menu, select Settings as highlighted below.

In the Settings app, click on Accessibility tile to open the panel.

In the System Settings -> Accessibility panel, under Typing, select Typing Assist (AccessX) highlighted below.

On the Typing Assist window, toggle the Slow Keys button to the On position to enable.

To disable, simply toggle the button to the Off position.

You can also switch the Enable by Keyboard switch to turn slow keys on and off from the keyboard. When this option is selected, you can press and hold Shift for eight seconds to enable or disable slow keys.

That should do it! You can now close the Settings app.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable slow keys in Ubuntu Linux. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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