iBook Insert key?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by brdoco, May 31, 2006.

  1. brdoco macrumors member

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    Anyone know how to toggle the Insert/Overwrite mode when typing? Is there a hot key combo?
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    You know, I don't think there is one on an iBook/PowerBook keyboard. You may be able to map it to one of the function keys though in the System Preferences>>Keyboards and Mouse panel.

    Sorry if that's not much help.
     
  3. dr_lha macrumors 68000

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    There's not one on the Apple Pro keyboard that comes with iMacs and PowerMacs either.
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    I confess I've never looked for one there. Looks like brdoco may be out of luck with this one.
     
  5. portent macrumors 6502a

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    There isn't one, because Mac applications don't support type-and-delete text entry.
     
  6. dr_lha macrumors 68000

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    Strickly speaking, no, but I use several apps on Mac that do support overwrite. Microsoft Word for example, but you do it by clicking the "OVR" box at the bottom of the page. Also emacs, which I use alot, supports it, but I have to get toggle it from the command line rather than by a key press.

    Quite annoying actually.
     
  7. TEG macrumors 604

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    On the regular Apple Keyboard, the "help" key is the "insert" key. However it only sometimes acts that way. If you notice on new PC keyboards, the insert key have been moved.

    TEG
     

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