The KeyboardEvent.repeat read-only property returns a Boolean that is true if the key is being held down such that it is automatically repeating.


var repeat = event.repeat;


Specification Status Comment
Document Object Model (DOM) Level 3 Events Specification
The definition of 'KeyboardEvent.repeat' in that specification.
Obsolete Initial definition.

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