key won't repeat

tony3d

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Apr 6, 2006
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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
 

PowerPCMacMan

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Jul 17, 2012
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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.
 

bengi

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Jul 21, 2011
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simsaladimbamba already gave the correct answer.
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...
 

theSeb

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

ActionableMango

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Huh? This is a brilliant feature for those of us that sometimes need to type in languages with funny letters.
I have to say that seems more useful than retaining the ability to do this:

ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
 

strausd

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Jul 11, 2008
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I have to say that seems more useful than retaining the ability to do this:

ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
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:


 

ActionableMango

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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:


I suppose I have to do it that way as I am still on Snow Leopard.
 

strausd

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Jul 11, 2008
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I suppose I have to do it that way as I am still on Snow Leopard.
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
 

bengi

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Jul 21, 2011
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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.
 

bengi

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Jul 21, 2011
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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
 

strausd

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Jul 11, 2008
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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
I have had 0 problems with it so far. Hopefully that keeps up.