Obsidian is my personal knowledge management system of choice.

When I found out that Obsidian supports vim mode, I was delighted! However, while using it on my Mac, I noticed that I couldn’t hold movement keys HJKL. Bad practice aside, it’s something I do pretty often.

The solution, turns out to be reasonably straightforward. In OSX, pressing and holding keys is disabled system-wide. Or, at least it was for me.

Running the following command in the terminal will help you on your way:

defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false

This enables repeating keys for all apps on your system. Now, I can press and hold my Vim movement keys to my heart’s content.

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