HOW-TO Disable the Character Accent Menu and Enable Key Repeat in Mac OS X Lion

Disable Character Accent Menu
To disable the press and hold accented character picker you need to digit the following commad in a Terminal window:

$ defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false

After that you will have to Log Out and then Log In again. Or just restart the Mac.

If you want to re-enable the functionality, you need to digit

$ defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true

the Log Out and Log In again.

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