In Flash/AS3 (in AIR on OSX), I have a TextField object that is a child of a different display object. The TextField is set to type DynamicText. If any object but the TextField is clicked (or just the stage), pressing and holding down a key will result in repeat KeyDown messages, which is fine.
However, if the TextField object is clicked/selected, and I hold down a key, I get the "extended character selector" popup (for alternate Unicode characters associated with that key). There does not seem to be an event for this, and I haven't found any documentation that describes this situation.
Can this feature (long press results in extended character selector) be turned off? How?