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Is it possible to permanently disable the Filter Keys: Ignore Brief or Repeated Keystrokes Ease of Access setting in Windows 8?

It seems to be reactivating itself. I'll notice that repeated letters stop registering while typing a document, and it's frustrating to keep returning to the Ease of Access control panel to turn it off again.

I don't think I'm doing anything unusual, apart from being a fairly fast typist.

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You sure the keyboard is not to blame? –  Ramhound Mar 22 at 19:48
    
I don't think the keyboard itself could be sending a signal to Windows to turn this setting on, and it seems to be behaving normally otherwise. It's definitely not a flaw in the keyboard itself: the setting in Windows gets turned on, and turning off the setting fixes the problem. It's just aggravating to keep having to do that. –  anschauung Mar 22 at 20:03
    
This a local or domain account we are talking about? Because I can confirm once the setting is turned off it stays off for me. –  Ramhound Mar 22 at 20:06
    
It's a local account ... a personal laptop. –  anschauung Mar 22 at 20:18

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This may be happening since the keyboard shortcut to activate Filter keys may still be enabled (this is the default). Under the Turn on Filter keys option, click the link that says Setup Filter Keys. Here, uncheck the option Turn on Filter keys when right SHIFT is pressed for 8 seconds.

EDIT: Screenshots Added (for Windows 8)

1. Press RSHIFT and hold it down for 8 seconds

Shift button pressed 5 times in a row on Windows 8

  1. Click on "Go to the Ease of Access Center" and...
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Thanks! I didn't realize that there was an additional control panel behind the desktop interface, in addition to the one behind the metro interface. –  anschauung Mar 31 at 21:31

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