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MyC sPiTTa
05-10-2003, 11:13 PM
Hi,

In many applications the "insert" key on the keyboard toggles the "overwrite" function while typing. I have never ever had a use for the overwrite function, however I seem to hit the insert key by accident 20 times a day - it's right next to the backspace, my favourite key. It's frustrating seeing half a sentence overwritten in a document before I realise. It isn't just Word it works on either - it seems to be most apps and text files, and these don't show any icon to let you know if it's turned on or not.
Is there any way to reassign the insert key to something more innocuous? I feel like just pulling it out of the keyboard, but it may come in use for something someday.

Thanks,

Steve.

robsonde
05-10-2003, 11:33 PM
there is a way to re-map the key to be in a diffrent place on the keyboard.

I cant remember how to do this sorry.

tommy
06-10-2003, 12:08 PM
You may find a solution at this thread:
http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win2000/t998396239

MyC sPiTTa
07-10-2003, 07:33 PM
Woah, I thought there would have been an easy way to remap keys. Seems like a lot of people want to fix this. Anyway, I took the advice of someone in one of those threads and popped the insert key out and put it in a drawer. I can always poke a pen down the hole if I ever actually need the insert key. Sweet as.