When holding down a key switch on the keyboard, the key press will repeat after a short delay. The delay from when the key is pressed until the key press is repeated is called the Keyboard Repeat Delay. The rate at which key presses repeats when a button is held down is called the Keyboard Repeat Rate.
The defaults a too slow for me.
This setting can be changed in System Settings.
Navigate to: Hardware –> Input Devices –> Keyboard.
Keyboard Repeat section, you will find
- Delay: 600 ms
- Rate: 25 repeats/second
I tend to max out the rate at 50 repeats/second and set the delay to 300 ms.