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Sunday, January 7, 2018

1882. Information pop up - Mac

When I type on my Mac, I’m finding that an infuriating little popup constantly gets in the way. It looks like the Mac is suggesting international versions of the characters I’m typing, but that’s never what I want. I don’t know why it’s appearing as I type, but I want it to just go away. Is something wrong with my computer?

Like many of the tips we talk about here this one actually happened to me. The problem is that Apple in its infinite wisdom determined that unlike on a Windows P.C. where if you press and hold a character that character repeats on the back. If you press and hold a character a little pop up appears that allows you to choose from internationalized versions of that character.

That was getting in my way so I wanted to find a way to turn it off. I did some searching on the internet and found the trick to do it. Now this takes a little bit of effort but you'll find the instructions online and it's pretty easy to do once you find those instructions.

To find them search for this phrase "Applepressandholdenabled" as a single word. At "Apple press and hold enabled" you'll find the instructions for turning off that feature or perhaps turning it back on if you decide you like it back.

In my case the problem was a Bluetooth keyboard whose battery had run down so that every character no matter how quickly I typed it was triggering this pop up. If you're finding that happening replacing the battery in your keyboard could solve the problem. If that's not it, search online for "Apple press and hold enabled" as a single word and you'll find instructions for turning this feature off.

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