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Increase Application Keyboard Response Time (Windows 95/98/Me)

When running more than one application at a time, you may find that your system's keyboard response is slower. To alleviate this, you can adjust the amount of time allocated to processing keystrokes.

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To increase the priority of the foreground application's scanning of the keyboard, add the KeyBoostTime= setting to the [386Enh] section of the SYSTEM.INI file. You can do this with a text editor such as Notepad.

The KeyBoostTime default setting is:

KeyBoostTime=.001

The recommended value is:

KeyBoostTime=.005

Increase the setting in small increments until you achieve the desired response.

Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

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Last modified: August 17, 2002