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MacOSX Lion - Disabling the Character Accent Menu

The character accent menu is a new feature available under MacOSX Lion.
Its a small popup that will display accents related to a specific key (Press the and hold the key for the menu to be displayed).

To disable this feature:

  • Open a terminal and type the following command:
    • defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool NO
  • To set it back to its default state:
    • defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool YES
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