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augenleet

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Nov 17, 2016
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Hi guys,

can someone with a late 2016 MBP check if they can hit the caps lock key quickly have it recognise/toggle?

If I hit as quick as I do hit letters when typing, it does not register. It feels like it needs about 200ms minimum of "pressed state" to toggle caps lock.
 

augenleet

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Nov 17, 2016
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Most Apple keyboards (and laptops) are like that. The purpose of that is if you accidentally hit the Caps Lock, it won't activate, and interfere with you typing. That is why you have to hold the CL key, or click it multiple times before it registers. :)
Good to know!
The reason I asked in the first place is because my caps lock key is the only key that feels mushy as opposed to clicky. So I thought these issues might have been related to each other.
 
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Brookzy

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Most Apple keyboards (and laptops) are like that. The purpose of that is if you accidentally hit the Caps Lock, it won't activate, and interfere with you typing. That is why you have to hold the CL key, or click it multiple times before it registers. :)
+1 - if my memory serves me correctly, I believe this started happening around 2008 with the first aluminium unibody MacBook, and then spread to everything.
 
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I'm not a robot

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Nov 20, 2016
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Yeah I had this concern too and people told me that it was intended for not activating it by mistake. Well, now I am making mistakes because that key requires a different pressing speed than the other ones and now when I press it I have concerns if it's going to register or not.

Seriously who is going to press the "caps lock" key by mistake when you are touch typing.
 

Vdovin

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Yeah I had this concern too and people told me that it was intended for not activating it by mistake. Well, now I am making mistakes because that key requires a different pressing speed than the other ones and now when I press it I have concerns if it's going to register or not.

Seriously who is going to press the "caps lock" key by mistake when you are touch typing.
I am glad this feature is on the Mac there has been plenty of times I accidentally tapped the caps lock key on windows pc and only to check the screen I am typing all in caps lol ‍♂️
 

mw360

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Good to know!
The reason I asked in the first place is because my caps lock key is the only key that feels mushy as opposed to clicky. So I thought these issues might have been related to each other.

If it feels mushy instead of clicky then you have some debris inside the key. I have a 2016 MBP and the caps lock key feels the same as the others, but mushy keys are a recurring problem. I find it goes away if you mash the key repeatedly for a while.

Despite this the caps lock key definitely does need a press rather than a quick tap.
 
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