Speed Up Key Presses (macOS)

A recent episode of Syntax, the podcast about web development from Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski, a tip was mentioned on speeding up key presses on macOS. I have always been annoyed at how slow the cursor moves when navigating a large text file. After a simple change in the keyboard settings, I’m much happier with the speed of the cursor. It makes navigation large files much easier. If you are a developer, I would highly recommend making these changes.

If this is not fast enough for you, you can manually set them with these 2 commands(source)

defaults write -g InitialKeyRepeat -int 10 # default minimum is 15 (225 ms)
defaults write -g KeyRepeat -int 1 # default minimum is 2 (30 ms)

Let me know if this helps you. Leave a comment below.

2 thoughts to “Speed Up Key Presses (macOS)”

  1. Is this kind of like turning up your sensitivity on PUBG so you can get 360 no-scope headshots?!

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