Caps lock not toggling when hit too quickly (late 2016 MBP)

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  1. augenleet macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. bcave098 macrumors 6502a

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    I've always noticed this behaviour on my (older) MacBook Pro and other Macs I have used if you don't give Caps Lock a solid press.
     
  3. augenleet thread starter macrumors member

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    I see. It's my first Mac, so I wouldn't know.
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If you press the key too fast, it doesn't seem to register.
     
  5. alex.marton macrumors 6502

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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. :)
     
  6. augenleet thread starter macrumors member

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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.
     
  7. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    +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.
     
  8. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Yep. By design to reduce accidental activation.
     
  9. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

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    It's normal.

    Also, we found someone who uses the Caps Lock?
     
  10. alex.marton macrumors 6502

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    Ah I see. :)

    I USE CAPS LOCK SOMETIMES. :D

    All jokes aside, sometimes I use it when making posters & such in Photoshop. :)
     
  11. Altis macrumors 68030

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    It's useful for alphanumeric codes (such as product IDs).
     
  12. I'm not a robot macrumors newbie

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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.
     

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