This article has also been viewed 129,907 times. I am using Windows 7 home premium. Lets start with Microsoft Word. I frequently find that I have accidentally pressed the Insert key and when I next look up I find that I have partially deleted the existing text. Many of the components on the computer are the same as those on a standard laptop. And use the Schedule option to disable the selected key for a specific time interval.
I tried to go to the tools - options - customize keyboard but cannot find the customize part there. Almost anyone who has used a word processor has accidentally hit the Insert key and overwritten when they thought they were editing. Step 2: Launch Simple Disable Key, select a language. I bought the Lenovo ideapad 710 a couple weeks ago and the page up key has been driving me crazy. This article describes a simple way to disable the Insert key on your keyboard. It didn't seem to work because I must have been switching it on and off without seeing a difference.
Original title: Overtype how can I kill this monster? Whilst the Insert key can be useful, I would be better off without it. From how you wrote the problem, I am unclear as to whether the key is working or not. If the problem returns and tapping the Insert key briskly a few times doesn't clear things up, the computer should be looked at by a professional. Do you have access to another keyboard you can try? I disabled the key, then opened Word and tapped it — what do you know, a 3 appeared. The Insert key, when pressed along with or , can also be used to in. What application is giving you the problem? If someone cares to solve this I will be in your debt forever. Do enable , disable Win key , or disable Caps Lock and Win key below for what you would like to do.
By mapping the insert key press event to null, windows send a message containing null for the key code when the Insert key is pressed. Additionally, there is even an option to disable a key for specific time period. Disable a key for a specific program The ability to disable a key for a specific program is one of the key features of this free utility. Since the settings are stored in the registry, you can't change this behaviour by changing the keyboard. When unintentionally touching Insert key to enable this feature, many users may be confused. Programmes like Microsoft Word look for keypress messages and take actions based on the key code in the message. In goDaddy's webmail compose window, clicking in text to insert a word or letter automatically selects a space or letter.
Hi Malygris1, Thanks for the reply. Programmes like Microsoft Word look for keypress messages and take actions based on the key code in the message. It's still the Insert key and that key is a toggle. The other tricks I mentioned would require you to restart your computer to have the changes applied, and I find this to be perfect since it can be toggled at anytime without rebooting. Select Always option if you want to turn off the key for always and for all programs. To create this article, 22 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. I must have hit something on my keyboard by mistake to cause it to go into the Overtype mode.
Can anyone help me please. I don't think I toggled the overtype function and it must have been a glitch between my touchpad and the wireless mouse I was using. However, there is a program called SharpKeys that works well - I disabled the Caps Lock easily. Programmes receiving the message, therefore, do not perform the action associated with an insert key press event, freeing you from having to worry about overwriting things again. I cannot use the tab key or the directional arrows in Microsoft Works Word Processor without everything I typed starts disappearing.
. If you like, you can delete the downloaded. While one can manually edit Windows Registry to disable a key, most users prefer get things done without touching the Registry. I have seen that I can get this free, I have read that Office 2010 can be got and a review I read says that the 2013 version is not worth bothering with. How to Enable or Disable the Windows Key in Windows 10 The is the key on a keyboard with the Windows logo on it.
CapsUnlock runs in the System Tray as pictured to the right and lets you choose whether you want both CapsLock and Insert keys disabled. I found instructions to turn off or disable overwrite in Word and Office, but our neither is installed on our computer. Whenever you press a key, a windows message is created, which contains a key code that uniquely identifies the key pressed. Notably, on some recent keyboards, the Insert key is completely absent except on the numeric keypad , its space instead filled with a double-size. This key is usually above the arrow keys, and beside the Delete key Its main use is the switching between two modes of entry of the text insertion and replacement of the text.