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Key repeat speed #1046

alexandre-g opened this Issue Oct 17, 2017 · 4 comments


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commented Oct 17, 2017

Is the key repeat speed setting that was there in Karabiner missing in Karabiner-Elements simply due to lack of hands, or is there some underlying change in Sierra that would require looking for a new approach?

I'm badly missing the custom speed - the standard MacOS KeyRepeat speed of 1 is too slow, and 0 much too fast, and setting a float value seems to default to 0.


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commented Nov 30, 2017

please advise. thanks


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commented Nov 30, 2017

Unfortunately, It's impossible since macOS Sierra due to the change of kernel internal architecture.


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commented Jan 10, 2018

For anyone wondering how to set key repeat in Sierra or above:

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

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commented Mar 11, 2018

This issue has been automatically marked as stale because it has not had recent activity. It will be closed if no further activity occurs. Thank you for your contributions.

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