Enable key repeat in Apple Lion for Sublime Text in Vim mode
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|# Mac OS X Lion introduced a new, iOS-like context menu when you press and hold a key|
|# that enables you to choose a character from a menu of options. If you are on Lion|
|# try it by pressing and holding down 'e' in any app that uses the default NSTextField|
|# for input.|
|# It's a nice feature and continues the blending of Mac OS X and iOS features. However,|
|# it's a nightmare to deal with in Sublime Text if you're running Vintage (Vim) mode,|
|# as it means you cannot press and hold h/j/k/l to move through your file. You have|
|# to repeatedly press the keys to navigate.|
|# You can disable this feature for just Sublime Text by issuing the following command|
|# in your terminal (*not* the Sublime Text console):|
|defaults write com.sublimetext.3 ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false|
|# Note: replace com.sublimetext.3 with whichever version of Sublime Text you are running|
|# eg. 'com.sublimetext.2'|
|# Alternately, if you want this feature disabled globally, you can enter this:|
|defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false|
|# In either case you'll need to restart Sublime Text for the change to take place.|
|# Happy coding!|
May 22, 2021
Only works for me if I turn off press and hold globally. Tried multiple things but couldn't get it to deactivate only for Sublime Text (macOS Big Sur 11.4).
May 31, 2021
I confirm that to make this work in Sublime Text released on May 21, 2021, aka Sublime Text 4 aka Build 4107 aka ST4, the solution provided above by @eproxus works.
defaults write com.sublimetext.4 ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false
Feb 18, 2022
2022 , Sublime 4 . Technique Still works !
Great tip. Thanks !
Mar 17, 2022
Still works with Sublime 4, so happy this is a thing
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For anyone on the Sublime Text 4 dev version just change the version to 4: