How to Speed Up Your Up & Down Arrows on Your Computer Pages

By Alex Ramirez

Scrolling on web pages or navigation windows with the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard can be slower than desired. But you can change the default setting and dramatically increase the speed at which the window scrolls. The speed of the left and right arrows will also be increased, so navigation will be quicker no matter which direction you are scrolling. How you change the settings, though, will depend on what version of Windows you are running.

Windows XP or Previous Version

Step 1

Open "Control Panel" from the "Start" menu.

Step 2

Double-click "Keyboard" from the list of available options. A new window will appear.

Step 3

Move the "Repeat rate"" slider to the right to increase the scroll speed of the up and down arrows.

Step 4

Press "OK" to save your changes and close the window.

Windows Vista or Later Version

Step 1

Open "Control Panel" from the "Start" menu.

Step 2

Type "Keyboard" in the top-right search panel. A list of options relating to the system's keyboard will be displayed.

Step 3

Click on "Keyboard" from the list of options. A new window "Keyboard Properties" will appear.

Step 4

Move the slider for "Repeat rate:" to the right to increase the scroll speed of the up and down arrows.

Step 5

Press "OK" to save your changes and close the window.