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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.

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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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after trying a few things out, I solved the problem: I was using the "U.S. International PC" keyboard instead of just the "U.S." one. When I set my keyboard as "U.S." the problem was solved. thanks for your answer :) – Tom Feb 6 '11 at 0:51

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