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unwanted accents driving me nuts

301 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 11, 2012 4:04 PM by Tom Gewecke RSS
hajk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 11, 2012 1:21 PM

I have a 15" MacBook Pro Retina with an international English keyboard. I live in The Netherlands, but have language preferences set to English and Region set to Netherlands (English).


My problem is that when typing accents like ", ', ˜, ˆ and ` they turn up yellowish as dead-keys in preparation for being combined with the next letter to become an accented letter. This is not what I want and it's driving me nuts... since I do a lot of typing in LaTeX documents that use their own code to produce accented letters if I need them (and I don't need them very often).


Of course, I should have ordered my MBPr with a US keyboard with the tilde/backquote key in the top left corner of the keyboard, but now that I'm stuck with this international English keyboard, is there a way of turning the automatic accent feature off?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,850 points)
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    Nov 11, 2012 4:04 PM (in response to hajk)

    Go to system preferences/language & text/input sources and UNcheck the box for US International PC and make sure only the box for US or British is checked.


    (US International PC is a layout favored by some windows users and has no necessary connection to your "international english" keyboard, which just has an extra key, standard for Europe,  compared to the normal US keyboard).


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