What does this tooltip mean?


Often when I’m coding I get this tooltip:

I tried to search for an answer here in the forum but couldn’t find, also I read part 1 and 2 of the flight manual but don’t remember seeing it there either.

Can anyone tell me what this is ?


This is a standard feature of OS X for typing accented characters easily. You probably held down the I key a little too long. See this article:


I see, thanks for the answer. For the record, it’s holding the L key that’s causing it ( I’m using vim-mode ) .