What is the default for
NSGlobalDomain InitialKeyRepeat? I believe the value is
20, but I'm trying to verify this in order to understand the dynamics of shifting the value.
Most suggestions I see simply tell you to set it to
defaults write NSGlobalDomain InitialKeyRepeat -int 12, but I've not been real happy with this and as I have a system that takes some time to startup, I don't like the rinse-and-repeat method of rebooting several times to tweak it. If we know the default value then this will take the guesswork out.
One person went so far as to say that lower values were slower than higher values, but again, I don't trust that.
FWIW, The most common changes I'm seeing for getting back quick repeat settings in 10.12.x (Sierra) are:
defaults write NSGlobalDomain ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false defaults write NSGlobalDomain KeyRepeat -int 1 defaults write NSGlobalDomain InitialKeyRepeat -int 12