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I've been trying to get an xmonad development environment setup on my OS X box for a little while right now. I have OS wide key repeating enabled and it's working in other apps, however when I hold down a key it only repeats the character twice then stops. Anyone have ideas on what could be the problem? Thanks!!!

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Did some more searching and discovered in recent updates the key repeat rate for x in OS X is set at some odd value. Anyway, to whoever else may have this issue, run this in your shell:

    xset r rate <milliseconds_before_repeat> <repeats_per_second>

Or just xset r rate to reset the keyboard repeat rate to default X settings (i.e: something sane.)

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!! – DilithiumMatrix Oct 21 '13 at 15:13

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