While using Sublime a co-worker and I were talking about using ‘vintage’ mode in Sublime and its shortcomings on Mac. Namely two: it starts in edit mode, and it does not support key repeat (e.g. kdoesn’t move your cursor up the page more than once per key depress).

So, in case you aren’t there already, you can get into vintage mode thus: modify your User Preferences file (⌘+,) commenting out the “Vintage” line in the ignored_packages object:

    // "Vintage"

While I haven’t solved the first problem, I found a solution for the second. In terminal, enter:

defaults write com.sublimetext.2 ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false

That cat is half-skinned. I may come back to this later.