1. Open System Preferences on your Mac. This can be done by clicking on the Apple icon on the top left of your screen, and then selecting “System Preferences”.
2. Click on “Keyboard”.
3. Choose the tab at the top of the window titled “Keyboard.”
4. From here, you can adjust multiple settings to customize your keyboard experience.
5. First, you can choose to modify the key repeat rate and delay until repeat. Key repeat rate determines how quickly a character or symbol will be repeated when you hold down a key, and the delay until repeat is how long you need to hold down a key for it to begin repeating. Adjust these by dragging the sliders to the desired speed.
6. Next, you can change the key repeat settings to specify which keys repeat and which ones don’t. Select the checkbox next to each key that you want to be able to repeat.
7. You can also select the checkbox next to “Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys”. This will give you access to actions such as volume control and media playback when you press combinations of the Function keys.
8. You can also select the checkbox next to “Show Keyboard & Character Viewers in menu bar” to enable buttons in the top right corner of your screen that will allow you to quickly access different characters and symbols.
9. You can also use the “Modifier Keys” button to change the behavior of the Caps Lock, Control, Option, and Command keys. For example, you could swap the functions of the Command and Option keys to make them more like the Windows operating system.
10. Lastly, you can click on “Text” to adjust the auto-complete and auto-replace settings. Auto-complete is the feature that suggests words as you type, and auto-replace will automatically replace certain words with their alternative spellings.
11. When you are finished customizing your keyboard, click “OK” to save your changes. Your new keyboard settings will now take effect.