Key repeat in OS X Lion - bug?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by refuso, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. refuso macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey,

    So I've noticed something pretty unusual since upgrading - some of the keys on my keyboard don't repeat when holding them down. It's pretty random as far as I can tell, the keys I've found that don't automatically repeat when holding them down are:

    1234567890
    q
    w
    r
    t
    p
    d
    f
    g
    h
    j
    k
    x
    v
    b
    m

    At first I thought it was only the vowels that were repeating, but L and Z and S etc work fine... The backspace also works as normal.

    I've checked the keyboard settings of course and they're set to Key Repeat: Fast & Delay Until Repeat: Short.

    I've tried changing the repeat speed via terminal using: defaults write NSGlobalDomain KeyRepeat -int 1 but it made no difference

    Is anyone else experiencing this issue? If so do you have a workaround or fix yet?


    Cheers,
    Refuso
     
  2. paulsalter macrumors 68000

    paulsalter

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    #2
    not sure about a fix yet, but its deliberate so you can type

    ä æ ē etc easily
     
  3. iBug2 macrumors 68040

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    #3
    It's a new feature but unfortunately no way to turn it off for now.
     
  4. refuso thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That doesn't explain why the numbers don't repeat fast, or why some other letters like 'D' 'F' 'G' etc don't repeat fast... a bit strange!
     
  5. paulsalter macrumors 68000

    paulsalter

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    #5
    Found this on the Apple forums, this seems to get rid of it

    defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false

    Then restart the computer.
     
  6. refuso thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Legend! Works a treat, thanks :D
     
  7. aznguyen316 macrumors 68020

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    #7
    thanks gonna reboot and test now.. soo annoying!
     
  8. zemsantos macrumors newbie

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    #8
    Qorked like a charm :D
     

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