I am using an application that requires me to frequently type in mixed-case strings starting with multiple uppercase characters, and the easiest way to do this is to hold shift and type them. However, whenever I hold the shift key for too long, Dashboard pops up and does not allow me to type anything more until I get rid of it. I looked in system settings, but I couldn't find that option. Is this possible and how can I do it?
closed as too localized by Jakob Weisblat, CharlieRB, 8088, TFM, BBlake Nov 27 '12 at 18:19
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Sounds like an accessibilty option 'Sticky Keys'.
Look for Universal Access in the system preferences and then Sticky Keys. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Access