View Full Version : Selecting & typing

17-09-2004, 04:06 AM
Hey there.

Random question but still enough to annoy me to come here.

When you select text and start typing, usually it wipes it out and starts typing over it.

Just recently when I do that it doesn't wipe it out and instead starts typing before it. This is really annoying and I'm just wondering what the heck caused this to happen and how I can change it back to wipe text when I type over selected text.


17-09-2004, 08:53 AM
The crystal ball does not provide any clues as to just what application you could possibly be using.

On the remote chance its Word, then Tools - Options - Edit tick "typing replaces selection"

Jen C
17-09-2004, 11:11 AM
Depending upon what application you are using, you should see in the status bar at the bottom right of the window, either OVR or INS. They indicate whether text will be overwritten (OVR) or just inserted (INS) beside the original text. To toggle between INS and OVR, just push the "Insert" key on your keyboard and you will see the status change from OVR to INS.

17-09-2004, 03:47 PM
yea godfather thats the one.