# Taking it to a 11: Dramatically Speeding Up Keyboard/Typing Responsiveness in OSX

If you use a Mac/OSX, then enter the following commands in your shell and reboot: $defaults write -g KeyRepeat -int 0$ defaults write -g InitialKeyRepeat -int 15 If you live in a text editor or the shell, or otherwise spend most of your typing hammering away at the keyboard like I do, then this makes an absolutely wonderful difference in the responsiveness of any typing activity. It will make your previous typing feel like you were pecking away in slow motion at the bottom of a pit of cold tar!