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I am using OS X and started using an external Bluetooth keyboard. The main pain area working with the keyboard is the slow repeat rate when a key is pressed. Changing the system preferences only changes the repeat rate of the default built-in keyboard.

How can I change the repeat rate so that it applies to the external keyboard as well?

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The slider in System Preferences should normally apply to at least Apple's wireless keyboards.

You could also try using KeyRemap4MacBook. It also allows setting the key repeat to faster than the maximum shown in System Preferences but slower than defaults write -g KeyRepeat -int 0.

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Thanks for the solution Lauri. That worked like a charm. – Deepak Mittal Nov 8 '12 at 9:46

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