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I've adjusted the Key Repeat to as fast as possible and Delay Until Repeat to as short as possible, and restarted (many times), yet holding delete for example to delete long lines of text is still painfully sloooooooooow.

I'm on macOS 11.6 and also recorded a video of how slow this is https://youtu.be/W3JMXTMTxRQ

I've tried this in multiple applications from notes, to the terminal to IntelliJ.

I know there are some workarounds like option+delete, but is this really the fastest repeat possible when holding down a key?

  • Do other buttons such as backspace behave properly (faster)? Commented Sep 16, 2021 at 19:06
  • This is 10 years old, but may work for you: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/10467/…
    – mr.cook
    Commented Sep 17, 2021 at 17:31
  • Sadly, it didn't change anything :( How can this bug exist on such a mainstream product, sigh
    – fpghost
    Commented Oct 6, 2021 at 2:18


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