Special character not working anymore

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Jardins de Vin, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

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    #1
    Hi,

    Until recently, I was able to type this here: ë

    … by just holding the "e" key and then pressing the number 4 to add the two dots on the e. The other numbers such as 1, 2, 3 would add other symbols on top of the e letter, like for example é, è or ê. These are all current in some languages, so I really need them.

    But since recently, when I hold the e key, the drop down menu with the numbers and the signs won't appear. Instead it just looks like this when I hold it: eeeeeeeeeeeeeee :D

    Anyone know what happened here and how to revert this back? Thanks ;)
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Nov 23, 2011
    #2
    Good morning,

    You could try open Terminal and enter the following command: defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true

    Please could you advise if this resolves the issue?
     
  3. Jardins de Vin thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

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    #3
    Tëst Tëst !

    Yes it seems to work! Didn't think someone would come up with the solution that fast :) Thank you very much!

    Do you have any idea why it changed it the first place?
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    #4
    Fantastic, pleased to hear it worked!

    No idea why it changed in the first place but at least it's sorted :)
     

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