fn key is stuck

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AdamTR, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. AdamTR macrumors newbie

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    Well at least I think it's the fn key that's causing everything I type/edit to override the letters in front of the cursor. HELP! I hit the fn key because I thought it functioned like an insert key. Nothing happens when I strike the fn key.

    I cannot edit my document with the cursor overrriding everything I've typed previously.


    I have a full size aluminum mac keyboard.
     
  2. Raid macrumors 68020

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    That would probably be the 'insert' key you accidentally pressed instead of the function key.

    Go ahead give it a try, it's usually above the arrow keys on the keyboard, in the top left.
     
  3. AdamTR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    On the new aluminum keyboards?

    There is no "insert" key.

    Above the arrows I have (from top to bottome):
    f13, f14, f15
    fn, home, page up
    delete, end, page down

    How do you disengage overtype?
     
  4. AdamTR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I Found It!

    Oh thank God! I was near panic mode...

    Apparently the fn key needs to be deactivated inside of Word. At the bottom there is a green button next to OVR (override). I toggled that light off and the problem was fixed.
     
  5. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Ah ok, I had a look at a full sized alu keyboard and saw the 'fn' key is right where my insert key is on my (somewhat dated) keyboard. At least the solution was still the same. :)
     

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