New keyboard behavior


xh1

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Hi,
I have a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.5.
Out of the blue I'm getting new kind of behavior from the keyboard; when I
hold down a key, I don't get that key to repeat, but instead I'm getting a
menu to choose from a special character that's related to that key. For
example, when I hold down the 'e' key, I get 7 options to choose from:
è, é, ê, ë, ē, ė, ę.

No keys are stuck.
Nothing is selected in the Keyboard section of the Accessibility panel.
Switching the computer off and back on, didn’t help.

I'm wondering whether someone knows how to change this back to regular key
repetition.

Thanks
 
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Open a terminal window and enter
defaults write NSGlobalDomain ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false

hit enter.
I had to reboot before the changes took effect.

To revert back to the original behaviour enter the same command but substitute 'true' for 'false'.
 
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Open a terminal window and enter
defaults write NSGlobalDomain ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false

hit enter.
I had to reboot before the changes took effect.

To revert back to the original behaviour enter the same command but substitute 'true' for 'false'.

This is handy!
 

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