I have both an internal and external keyboard but the key-repeat has stopped working. I've tried changing both 'Key Repeat' and 'Delay Until Repeat' as shown below but no setting seems to be helping.
This is a brand new mac (5 weeks old).
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Well it looks like there are a couple solutions:
Option 1. Enter this in terminal:
defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false. To disable repeating keys again, enter the same command except change the
If a key doesn’t have any special characters behind it and you hold it down, nothing will happen.
As stated in Apple's docs:
You can add accent marks and special characters to some letters. For example, click and hold the a key to type à, á, â or other characters.
If you set the Key Repeat slider to Off, special characters won’t appear when you hold down a key.
To disable special characters popup and return traditional behaviour with key repeat, run following command in Terminal:
defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false
Then restart applications (or computer) to update settings.