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    Holding down delete key?

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    Question Holding down delete key?
    I just bought a new MacBook after years of using a PC. I notice that holding down the delete key does not give me a repeated delete but rather it just moves the cursor one space to the back and then stops. The same thing happens with the arrow keys: one space in whatever direction and then it stops. If I want to move the cursor 10 spaces backwards, I have to press the arrow button ten times. PCs never had that problem.

    Is there a workaround for this, or just a Mac thing?

    Thanks!

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    Holding down delete key?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbg5q View Post
    I just bought a new MacBook after years of using a PC. I notice that holding down the delete key does not give me a repeated delete but rather it just moves the cursor one space to the back and then stops. The same thing happens with the arrow keys: one space in whatever direction and then it stops. If I want to move the cursor 10 spaces backwards, I have to press the arrow button ten times. PCs never had that problem.

    Is there a workaround for this, or just a Mac thing?

    Thanks!
    Macs shouldn't have this problem either. I have no problem with repeated keys. Make sure your repeat rate is at a high enough level in your System Preferences.
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    Thanks, that did it.

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