Umlauts and stuff when key held down

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by jji7skyline, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. jji7skyline macrumors 6502


    Aug 10, 2011
    I don't need these umlauts and stuff that come up when I hold down a vowel on the keyboard. Is there any way to turn this feature off? :/
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    In terminal type (or copy and paste):
    defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false

    to re-enable:

    defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true

    or if you don't know or feel comfortable with the command line then you can download Lion Tweaks (free).


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