key won't repeat

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by tony3d, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. tony3d macrumors 6502

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    Why did my keyboeard stop repeating? When I hold down a key instead of repeating, I get a little popup above the letter showing symbols. How do I get the repeat back? Thanks
     
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  3. PowerPCMacMan macrumors 6502a

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    System preferences then click on keyboard. Check your settings noting it says repeat being long, short, or off. System preferences hasn't changed since mac is x came into existance.
     
  4. tony3d thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not turned off.
     
  5. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    simsaladimbamba already gave the correct answer.
     
  6. bengi macrumors member

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    Yes, call it iOSification, like it or not this is where Mac OS, sorry, just OS X, is going!

    And someone is still waiting, me included, for a new Mac Pro...
     
  7. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Huh? This is a brilliant feature for those of us that sometimes need to type in languages with funny letters.
     
  8. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    I have to say that seems more useful than retaining the ability to do this:

    ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
     
  9. strausd macrumors 68030

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    Why not just hold down option and shift while typing to get new letters?

    `¡™£¢∞§¶•ªº–≠œ∑´®†¥¨ˆøπ“‘«åß∂ƒ©˙∆˚¬…æΩ≈ç√∫˜µ≤≥÷`⁄€‹›fifl‡°·‚—±Œ„´‰ˇÁ¨ˆØ∏”’»ÅÍÎÏ˝ÓÔÒÚƸ˛Ç◊ı˜Â¯˘¿

    Get all the symbols and have the ability to repeat symbols:

    
     
  10. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    I suppose I have to do it that way as I am still on Snow Leopard.
     
  11. strausd macrumors 68030

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    You make it sound like it is a bad thing. Snow Leopard is still the best OS in my opinion. I was actually on Lion for about 9 months on my Mac Pro trying to get used to it. Yesterday I got fed up and decided to go back to SL for Exposé and Spaces and I love it.

    My only worry was lack of iCloud support on SL, but this helped:
    http://sayzlim.net/post/15776938944/sync-icloud-contacts-and-calendar-on-snow-leopard
     
  12. bengi macrumors member

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    to find weird carachters PopChar is still the best solution, while for those that frequently need a specific key, key modifiers are much faster than the iOS solution.
    I often type on US keyboard and for the italian accented vocals I find much faster the alt + e or alt + `followed by the vocal than the iOS solution.
     
  13. bengi macrumors member

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    Interesting, but I am not sure how reliable it can be, especially in the long term. Though an iTools user since its announcement at the MacWorld more than 10 years ago, I have shifted to the Apple iCloud thing only two years ago coming from the Palm environment and I rely massively on calendar synchronization.
    That solution is great, but I do not feel comfortable with it so I moved to L and ML: I still have an HD with SL, for my statistic app (InStat) but the die is cast. This is another important move: it's the fourth in 10 years, probably too much. OS 9--> OS X; 68k --> PPC; PPC--> Intel; OS X --> iOSificated OS X
     
  14. strausd macrumors 68030

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    I have had 0 problems with it so far. Hopefully that keeps up.
     
  15. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    I don't mean it as a bad thing at all. I agree with you.

    I've liked every OS X upgrade right up until Lion.
     

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