For those of you who want to enable "Key repeat" on Lion, here you go

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by TheJing, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    TheJing

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    #1
    defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false


    Just copy that in Terminal and it should be fine.

    Lion has this feature where you hold down a key and it let's you choose from different letters. This is the way to disable that so you can tyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyype this easily.

    I posted this because I've seen some people asking about it. Hope it helps.
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    I don't really understand why people are annoyed by this. When has there ever been a need to tyyyyyyyyyyyyyype like this anyway???
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    TheJing

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    #3
    Don't know. But people have asked for it.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    #4
    I usually type like thisssssssssssssssss for emphasis...

    [​IMG]
    EMPHASIS!
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    Partron22

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    A •••••••••••••••••••••••••• string is a handy construct for marking spots being edited in a long document. I edit long docs far more often than I use a freaking ümlaut. What's so difficult about hitting 'opt-u u' anyway that Apple thinks they need to destroy decades old keyboard behavior, and replace it with a MODAL style popup menu?
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    The repeat is intelligent. ------- and ======== and ++++++++ for instance repeat. I am English so rarely need any of the special characters but I like they way they are done in Lion. If I DO need one I know how to get it where as I wouldn't have before. ___________ also repeats :)
     

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