iBook Insert key?

brdoco

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Anyone know how to toggle the Insert/Overwrite mode when typing? Is there a hot key combo?
 

Queso

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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.
 

dr_lha

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dynamicv said:
You know, I don't think there is one on an iBook/PowerBook keyboard.
There's not one on the Apple Pro keyboard that comes with iMacs and PowerMacs either.
 

Queso

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dr_lha said:
There's not one on the Apple Pro keyboard that comes with iMacs and PowerMacs either.
I confess I've never looked for one there. Looks like brdoco may be out of luck with this one.
 

portent

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

dr_lha

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portent said:
There isn't one, because Mac applications don't support type-and-delete text entry.
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.
 

TEG

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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