Overwrite mode (was Re: I hope this question is in the right forum)

Subject: Overwrite mode (was Re: I hope this question is in the right forum)
From: Aaron Lehmann (aaronl@vitelus.com)
Date: Mon Jun 05 2000 - 21:09:34 CDT

Can we PLEASE disable the use of overwrite mode by default? It is very
annoying to people like me who wouldn't ever need to use it and turn it
on accidentally, but far more dangerously confusing to those who will be
supprised when all of a sudden their text starts being overwriten and they
have no idea how they turned it on or how they should turn it off.

Aaron Lehmann

On Mon, 5 Jun 2000, Robert Sievers wrote:

> At 12:21 PM 5/22/00 -0400, stefano2 wrote:
> >I would like to find the button that gets rid of the "ovr" button which
> >seemed to go on magically
> >and cant find solution in help or cant use Word formulas for making it go
> >away. Thanks.
> >Steven Brier
> >CEO
> >TheInternetBusinessLibrary.com
> Overwrite mode happens when you hit the Insert key. (This key is located
> right above the delete key on my keyboard.) The Insert key sets up a
> toggle mode between overwrite and insert. The default is insert. If you
> hit the Insert key and switch from INS to OVR, just hit the Insert key
> again to switch back.
> This reminds me, what is the current status on both OVR and VI/EMACS
> keybindings mode being in the preferences? At last check, the variable
> that allows switching of keybindings wasn't in the preferences file. Note,
> I am not saying it should be enabled in the preferences, I am saying it
> should exist and be disabled. Right now, it doesn't even appear in the
> default preferences.
> Robert Sievers
> Open Source Evangelist

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