Tag Archives: keyboard

Fix key repeat on Mavericks

It seems that Mac OS X has (still) this annoying bug. If in Preferences > Keyboard > you set “Key Repeat” to “fast” and “Delay Until Repeat” also to fast, the system won’t obey it.

To fix this, open the terminal, run this command (just copy/paste this, no sudo needed):

defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false

Then Log Out. Log in ad enjoy the key repeat working as it should.

PC Keyboard to Mac: make Home and End work like on PC

DoubleCommandIf you, like me, have a Mac or a MacBook and connected a PC keyboard to it, and want to make the Home and End keys work like on a PC (respectively: go at the beginning or at the end of the line), install DoubleCommand, open it from the System Preferences and tick the “PC Style Home and End keys”, then click “Activate” and Save for “System”. Enjoy.