[Mac OS X] Turning on auto-repeat of keystrokes
As you know, in OS X Lion, auto-repeat of a set of characters by holding down a key was disabled. This was done as part of the concept of rapprochement between OS X and iOS, to get the same thing that was done in iOS devices - the ability to set characters that are missing in the standard keyboard layout by holding down a key. For example:
This does not create any special problems, especially since auto-repeat punctuation marks are not without. But still, some users want to have auto-repeat, and if you are one of those, you can return this feature.
To do this, run in Terminal the following command:
After that, you need to end the current session and log in again. Now you can easily type your favorite or 🙂
Just in case, you can set autorepeat options here:
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You can restore the default settings with the command: