Currently Being ModeratedJan 11, 2012 9:20 PM (in response to brianfrommissoula)
My guess is when you hold down the key it either doesn't repeat, or it shows accented versions of the letter (try holding down e, u, or other letters). This is useful for individuals who write other languages (I write in French occasionally), but I'm not sure why it's the default, but then again, repeating keys isn't that useful these days. Here's the fix:
- Open terminal.
- Type or just copy and paste defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false
- Reboot your mac.
That should solve your problem. If you need to reenable the feature, just type or copy and paste defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2012 4:04 AM (in response to brianfrommissoula)
new macbook pro (13 inch, late 2011)
I'm sorry, there's something I don't quite follow. You say "late 2011", your profile says "Mac OS X (10.6.7)". Either one or the other surely must be wrong.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2012 4:18 AM (in response to brianfrommissoula)
SYSTEM PREFERENCES>KEYBOARD>KEYBOARD SHORT CUTS>DELAY UNTIL REPEAT. Where do you have the slider set? Slide it to the right and it should work. Also check the 'Key Repeat Rate'. Slide that to the right as well.
Using both of those sliders you should be able to strike a balance that suits you individual preferences.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2012 4:34 AM (in response to OrangeMarlin)
OrangeMarlin recommending using Terminal!!!!??? Ooh, a pig just flew past my window!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2012 12:57 PM (in response to brianfrommissoula)
Resetting the PRAM may prove to be useful.