Holding in a key, not getting multiple letters

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MathiasLa, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. MathiasLa macrumors member

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    #1
    When I hold in lets say my a key, i dont get aaaaaaa but instead i get to choose between different a's. Is that in lion in particular or on the newer macbook pros? Can this be changed?
     
  2. shootist macrumors regular

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    Yeah that is a NEW FEATURE with Lion.

    Do a Google search and there is a terminal command to turn that feature off and give you back Key Repeat.
     
  3. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    #3
    It's a Lion feature. I'm not aware of any way to change it, but someone else may have a solution.

    jW
     
  4. Trentolol macrumors member

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    I know this is extremely late, but I found the terminal command to disable press-and-hold. I'm sure you weren't the only person looking for this:

    # Disable press-and-hold for keys in favor of key repeat
    defaults write NSGlobalDomain ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    thanks for the info! this was bothering me too, but not enough to go searching.
     
  6. rafael.souza macrumors newbie

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    i've noticed this when i switched to lion, but i forgot to try changing this hahaha.

    Thanks for posting this, i'll try it later.
     

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