keyboard repeat speed

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 12-13-92 (02:10)             Number: 295
From: JOE NEGRON                   Refer#: NONE
  To: JOHN GALLAS                   Recvd: NO  
Subj: keyboard repeat speed          Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
JG> Is there any way I can increase the keyboard repeat speed?

Here you go:

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DECLARE SUB SetKBRate (InitDelay%, RepeatRate%)

SetKBRate 35, 250


'* SUB SetKBRate
'*    Uses BIOS ISR 16H, Service 03H (Set Typematic Rate and Delay) to
'*    set the typematic rate of an AT keyboard.
'*    QBX.LIB
'*    -------
'*    SUB Interrupt (IntNum%, IRegs AS RegType, ORegs AS RegType)
SUB SetKBRate (InitDelay%, RepeatRate%) STATIC
   DIM IRegs AS RegType, ORegs AS RegType = &H305
   IRegs.bx = InitDelay% * 256 + RepeatRate%

   Interrupt &H16, IRegs, ORegs
=============================== End code ===============================

Make sure that you start QB with the "/L" command line switch.

Note that you *must* have an AT for this routine to work.

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