When using wordpad, how do you type in text so it doesn’t overwrite what’s already written, but pushes what’s already written further on. I recall the old AppleWriter had a toggle for this function switch back and forth. I know, sounds basic, but I’ve never figured this out and it drives me NUTS
Toggle INS/DEL keys
Thanks Dude! I’ve only been using Windows since what, like 1987 At last, I know how to do this
I remember when my conundrum was the other way around and spend weeks trying to find out how to insert a word without obliterating what followed and having to type it all out again.
I’ve never had that problem. ??? text always inserts itself.
It took me years to figure that one out, too!
On older keyboards pressing the insert key toggled overwrite / insert. But not the one I’m using now I notice!
not here either. I think it might work in teh DOS window though …
yes it does work in the DOS window
Is this what happens when people stop experimenting and actually learning?
LOL – I tried every button on the keyboard to toggle this… I knew it was a switchable function, just like the old Apples used the “apple” button to toggle overwrite and insertion. I simply never tried the insert/delete key. I also read the Wordpad help section, as well as a couple websites – no mention of this feature.
I’m not ashamed of not knowing this. If I had been to proud to ask, THAT would have been cause for shame
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