O.K. this may sound crazy, but all of the accent marks for my keyboard are gone. when i hold down the "o" key, i used to get eight options for accents above the letter, seven for the "e" key, five for the "u", etc. My wife has the exact same MacBook Pro, OS X 10.7.5 as i do. I assumed that it was a setting, so i rechecked her settings against mine, and what i looked at was exactly the same. What am i overlooking? Any help would be greatly appreciated. ThanksGive yourself, to the Dark Side!
- 01-19-2013, 02:46 PM #2
I remember when I first got my Mac that was something I went looking for (on Windows it's a language/region setting), because I switch languages regularly and need my accent marks. There was no setting on the Mac - it just does it.
If you've somehow accidentally disabled it, try this:
→ Open up your terminal
→ Enter the following command (no quotes): "defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true"
→ Restart your computer. Bummer, I know. The press-and-hold functionality is immediately disabled, but you can't hold down a key until you fully reboot.
I'll try this although i've never used "terminal". After i type in that sentence to terminal, is there something else that i have to do, in order for terminal to receive the command?Give yourself, to the Dark Side!
- 01-19-2013, 03:29 PM #4
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- 01-19-2013, 06:08 PM #10
- Give yourself, to the Dark Side!
- 01-20-2013, 03:16 AM #13
Character accent menu also works with Google Chrome, but i'm undecided whether to use it for my browser, or stay with Safari. I've gotten used to Netvibes for my homepage, and it's a great substitute for iGoogle.
Thanks again to you and Alli for your help.Give yourself, to the Dark Side!
- 01-20-2013, 09:43 AM #15
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