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

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by augenleet, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. augenleet macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2016
    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


    Sep 6, 2015
    Northern British Columbia
    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

    Nov 17, 2016
    I see. It's my first Mac, so I wouldn't know.
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    If you press the key too fast, it doesn't seem to register.
  5. alex.marton, Nov 27, 2016
    Last edited: May 5, 2019
  6. augenleet thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2016
    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


    May 30, 2010
    +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 demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Yep. By design to reduce accidental activation.
  9. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000


    Oct 17, 2016
    It's normal.

    Also, we found someone who uses the Caps Lock?
  10. alex.marton, Nov 28, 2016
    Last edited: May 5, 2019
  11. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    It's useful for alphanumeric codes (such as product IDs).
  12. I'm not a robot macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2016
    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.
  13. Vdovin macrumors member


    Mar 1, 2019
    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 ‍♂️
  14. mw360 macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2010
    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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