tilenable key repeat
In macOS, when you hold down a letter key you see a small popover with available alternates for that letter (for example by applying accents). This behavior can be disabled, returning to the previous behavior where holding a key repeats that letter until you release it.
To do so for a specific app:
defaults write com.googlecode.iterm2 ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false
Or to disable system wide:
defaults write -g ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false
After changing this setting, you need to restart the app or sign in session.
I learned this TIL recently from @rsms care of his excellent macOS Fixes doc.