macOS Snow Leopard – How to Fix Dead Keys on Keyboard


My problem is whenever I type quotes on Snow Leopard 10.6.4, it waits for the next character typed, and turns it into another character instead of just typing quotes.


[shift] + " a results in ä
[shift] + " u results in ü

I don't want this functionality, I just want to type quotes normally, I don't need these characters.

Best Answer

Those are called dead keys, that's because they seem dead when pressing but act later for diacritics.

Have you tried changing the Keyboard Layout and Settings in your System Prefernces?

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