I usually use CodeSandbox to write some front-end code, but I had a small problem with it, so this article is about how to fix it.
Problem: Not working key repeating in CodeSandbox's Vim key binding
I usually use vim when writing code, so as you might expect, I use vim key bindings on CodeSandbox as well.
When I set up Vim key bindings, key repeating stopped working, and even if I held down the
j key, the cursor didn't move down, and I had to hit the key repeatedly to move it, which was very annoying.
How to fix
Run command in your termnal.
defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false
It seems that the current CodeSandbox inherits the settings of VSCode, and when I want to use Vim Keybinding in VSCode, I need to change the Mac settings in the terminal, but I can't do that in CodeSandbox because the conditions for using the terminal seem to be limited.
Setting for VSCode is written in here
It seems that Mac has a mechanism to set the behavior of each application when a key is held, but in order to enable key repetition, I need to disable this setting
In VSCode, I was able to disable the setting by running command in local terminal but I couldn't do the same thing in CodeSandbox so I turned off the global setting of
(It is necesary to reboot your computer to apply the setting)
If there is any problem, you can turn it back on, so I have turned off the global setting as a workaround.
defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true
I tried setting it up to target Chrome and it didn't work, so I guess I need a bit more additional settings to limit the scope.
This may not seem like much of a problem, but I hope you will be able to use it with caution since you will be changing the global settings.