What does this symbol mean? How can I make stop appearing?


What does symbol mean? I see it when I am typing. How can I stop it from appearing, or what am I missing about its significance?



  • Platform: (macOS/Windows/Ubuntu/iOS/Android)
  • Platform version: (Sierra/10/16.04)
  • App Version: (3.9.0)

Hi banj,

Thank you for reporting.
That’s weird. I haven’t ever seen that popups. I can’t reproduce it.
Maybe that’s due to your input method issue or something.
Please let me know any other information if you found.

When you hold down a key on mac, it shows you a special character to use in replacement for it. Such as this: if I hold down l (lower-case L): I get that option, “ł”

if @banj actually took the time to put the platform and everything it would have been much easier to spot.

I guess you are right.
Since I am using Google Japanese Input for my input source, I didn’t get it.
So it seems like a feature of macOS’ default input method.
Thanks for the information!

I stumbled upon this issue today.

This was due to the macOS “Character Picker” feature of the Apple’s default input source and you can disable it like so:

defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false

Then, restart the app.