NEW trackpad “modifier”: Bug with diacritical marks - I think

Just to let you know. If I set this up in Safari


a = a, no finger on the trackpad
a = go to url, 1 finger on the trackpad

The actions work as expected. But when writing shift + a this diacritical marks (Bubble) opens, every time.


This also happens in other apps and with other letters. Normal writing is no longer possible. If the actions are deactivated everything is normal again.

I always disable this macOS feature because in general it prevents key repeat. I think maybe due to the timing macOS interprets the keypress in your case as long press. Prevent recursive triggers is active, right?

defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false

(requires a macOS restart)


I assume this is a terminal command. I have never done that before, but I want to do it. These bubbles are annoying. Can you briefly explain to me what I need to do, and what I could destroy :joy: Sorry and thanks :man_shrugging:

nothing to destroy :slight_smile:

open Terminal app, paste the command and hit enter, then restart your Mac

Oh, that was easy. no more bubbles. Thank you. :smiley:
What if I want to undo this?

to undo, use this

defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool true


Now normal writing is possible again and the two actions work fine. :smiley: