making the keyboard rate faster on mac os x

i’ve felt that the keyboard repeat rate on mac os x was a little slower than i preferred, even at the fastest setting and wondered whether or not that was something that we can make faster. it turns out that you can override this setting on the command line and go just a little bit faster than what the system preference allows.

run this command in Terminal and you can speed up the repeat rate. i set it to 1, but you can go even faster and set it to 0. make sure you logout and log back in to make the settings go live.