There was a fix that worked with Lion in this question

defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false

but that no longer seems to work in Mavericks.

Has anyone figured out how to turn off the special character insertion popup that appears when you hold a key down in Mavericks?

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That command still works in Mojave, High Sierra and Mavericks — don't forget to reboot or logout/login after running the command.

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