--------------- MS-DOS v6.22 Help: MODE (Set Typematic Rate) ---------------

                         MODE (Set Typematic Rate)

Sets the keyboard typematic rate, the rate at which MS-DOS repeats a
character when you hold down the key for that character.

The typematic rate has two components, the rate and the delay. Some
keyboards do not recognize this command.


    MODE CON[:] [RATE=r DELAY=d]


    Refers to the keyboard.

    Specifies the rate at which a character is repeated on the screen when
    you hold down a key. Valid values are in the range 1 through 32. These
    values are equal to approximately 2 to 30 characters per second,
    respectively. The default value is 20 for IBM AT-compatible keyboards
    and 21 for IBM PS/2-compatible keyboards. If you set the rate, you must
    also set the delay.

    Specifies the amount of time that must elapse--after you press and hold
    down a key--before MS-DOS starts to repeat the character. Valid values
    for d are 1, 2, 3, and 4 (representing 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, and 1 second,
    respectively). The default value is 2. If you set the delay, you must
    also set the rate.


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