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How to repeat a key in mac while holding down? [duplicate]

I've tried searching for an app or tools that can do this in macOS but I couldn't find any. There seems to be a key repeat setting in system prefs but it seems to have no effect. For example in ...
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Repeat keystroke while key is held [duplicate]

Is there a way or a 3rd party application which would let me 'send' a keyboard input/keystroke to a game (so that it has the same effect as physically hitting the key on the keyboard rather than just ...
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Keys are not repeating with Yosemite after 10.10.2 [duplicate]

I never had a single issue with yosemite, until yestersday after updating to 10.10.2. Now I press a key and hold it and it is not repeating anymore. but the problem is selective. Spaces repeat. ...
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What tiny thing in Lion makes you smile or has caught you off guard?

I would like to call for a place to list some little things that surprise you about Lion. There are so many articles and lists of all the new features with information overload, I would rather focus ...
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Know of any features or tips and tricks in OS X 10.7 (Lion)?

Kind of like this: Please share your hidden macOS features or tips and tricks but specific to OS X Lion 10.7.x ONLY Do you know any hidden or little-known nice feature of OS X 10.7 (Lion)? It doesn't ...
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How to disable accentuated char suggestion on long click on mac?

When pushing a key for a long time, you expect to print a lot of times the same char. Instead of that, I now have a popup suggesting all accentuated chars. How to disable that and come back to a ...
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In Lion, if I keep pressing a key, why doesn't it repeat?

I don't know if there are any settings to toggle, but I figured out that if I keep pressing a button on my keyboard it doesn't repeat it and displays only one character! Can this be fixed to go back ...
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How to turn off the iOS-style character picker menu

When I hold a key in Lion, I get this iOS-style character picker instead of a repeated character, as in previous versions of the OS: I really dislike this (I rarely use those symbols as I only speak ...
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How to have character accent menu _and_ key repeat

So it seems you have an either/or choice for the character accent menu or normal press-and-hold for key repeat behaviour. Surely it's possible to have press and hold bring up the Character Picker ...
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How to disable special character selection popup when a key is held down

There was a fix that worked with Lion in this question defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false but that no longer seems to work in Mavericks. Has anyone figured out how to turn off ...
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