keyboard buffer


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Noun1.keyboard buffer - a buffer that keeps track of key strokes until the computer is ready to respond to them
buffer storage, buffer store, buffer - (computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data that is waiting to be sent to a device; used to compensate for differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a computer system
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A system setup menu allows users to cause the keyboard to click with each keystroke, to increase the size of keyboard buffer storage, and change the keyboard repeat rate.
One does not halt the macro at all but simply looks in the keyboard buffer to see if any key has been depressed while the macro has been running.
For example, in NK-DOS an expanded 1 Kbyte of RAM is used for the keyboard buffer. The input from the keyboard is stored in a FIFO queue.