How do you disable the press and hold accented character picker?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by bov, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. bov, Jul 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011

    bov macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Howdy,

    Just noticed a feature in Lion that i can't figure out how to disable and need your help!

    When you press and hold down a key, it gives you the option of picking an accented character instead of just letting you type, for example 'lolsssssss' without having to release and press 's' again. Call my fingers lazy :)

    Anyone have a fix?
     
  2. accessme macrumors newbie

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    #2
    Same problem here - hate this

    Any idea how to disable it?
     
  3. tehn00p macrumors member

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    #3
    Can't find a way to disable it either, really annoying!
     
  4. n64kps macrumors newbie

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    #4
    → Open up your terminal
    → Enter the following command (no quotes): "defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false"
    → Restart your computer.
     
  5. bov thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you! but is there a way to do it without using Terminal commands? like an option in System Preferences that i may be missing?

    just in case i need to turn it back on, i don't want to be messing around in Terminal again
     
  6. bov thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. sharp65 macrumors 6502

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    You can always turn it back on with: "defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true"
     
  8. bov thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh! awesome!

    thanks guys! problem solved :D

    weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
     

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