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Ability to Disable double tap to sprint

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    Mar Leaf commented
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    this already exists on all non-PC versions so it doesn't make since why it's not on PC as well. hopefully just an oversight. it's off-putting going into a sprint when i was trying to inch forward slightly and it makes playing the game irritating when switching from a game that has it disabled, which is about 90% of the games on the market nowadays

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    jelek bgt commented
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    I agree, caving is really annoying with double tap to swim (because sprint = swim in water) please add this soon :(

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    We need this on java edition, double tap w makes it really hard to make precise movements.

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    The keyboard and mouse experience is near unplayable on Bedrock Edition. I'd like to make the switch over from Java to Bedrock, because it looks arguably better, has controller support if you want it, and performs enormously better than Java edition. But the double-tap to sprint feature will go off on its own, without even lifting my finger off of the W key. It happens mostly when I strafe left and right a lot, which I have to do, a lot. For people who use it, fantastic. More power to you. But I want the option to disable the feature. Control to sprint is (no pun intended) actually controllable. Double-tap to sprint is broken and unstable, and players need the option to disable it on PC.

    Edit: It turns out that double-tapping any direction on WASD while moving forward will make you sprint. Feathering the strafe keys or backpedalling should never make you sprint. This is what made it appear as if it was sprinting on its own. Try it for yourself. Hold W and double-tap A or S or D and you will start sprinting. Does that make any sense? Give us the option already.

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    Revibro commented
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    I agree. It gets really frustrating when you are swimming, or even crossing a small river.

    The ability to disable this in the settings would be remarkably useful.

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    NotThePope96 commented
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    God yes, the double tap sprint/'fast swim' annoys me to no end. It's the one thing that bothers me most about the game, and is frankly the sole reason I don't play as often as I otherwise would. It's a minor grievance but it bothers me more and more every time I play the game and it comes up.

    It's just far too easy to sprint by accident and my immersion is broken whenever it happens. All I want is a simple toggle in the options!

    It would be especially useful to controller players (who can simply press in the thumbstick to sprint as in other games) and in situations where you need to move with precision (towards the edge of a sheer drop etc) and don't want to have to move far slower than necessary to avoid hitting W twice a bit too quickly and shooting off the edge. Also in situations where you want to move slowly at the surface of water and you would otherwise accidentally dive under the surface and shoot ahead.

    It'd be wonderful if we could get an official response about this!!!

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    Thompom commented
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    Hard to build under water (double tap make swim).

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    Kaisonic commented
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    100% agree, this needs to be implemented! Especially since double-tapping any movement direction (while forward is held) can cause sprinting, I find I'm randomly sprinting even when not hitting the sprint key or double-tapping forward.

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    Crystal Odam commented
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    I went to Google for this exact issue, and found this thread. I agree 100% that this NEEDS to be an option in Java. I was dismayed to realize that this is already an option on consoles, but somehow isn't an option on Java?!?

    I'm trying to build underwater, and making a lot of fine movements as I attempt to place blocks. This means coming close to double tapping my direction keys, and when this happens with the W key, I am suddenly shifted into the sprint/swim animation. It is INCREDIBLY annoying!!!

    Please, please, please, Mojang, please give us this option!! Especially with all the beautiful features you added in 4.13, for building underwater, this has become a much needed option!!

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    HunterZ0 commented
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    Yes please! This is terrible on Bedrock/PE on Windows 10 when playing with keyboard+mouse, and there's no use for it since you can just hold Shift to sprint.

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    I need this option. No other PC game works like this, where double tapping your forward key makes you sprint. Instead of being able to move slowly forward by quickly tapping forward, you start running full speed ahead. I just fell to my death in a ravine because of it. Quickly tapping forward is a common action for some people who do a lot of PC gaming, and the double tap causes all sorts of unintended side effects. 

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    Hivison235 commented
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    This is a great idea. Many Chinese players quitted and turned to MCPE China edition because the China edition has this one tap sprint feature. I have been expecting this feature to be added for a long long long time, hopefully it will become a reality soon.