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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Do you ever have, while writting in the middle of a PM, when you go to edit, it erases the next letter of the next thing after you write. And does it every time that you insert a letter.
My daughter told my how to fix it in Microsoft Word, but can't figure it out how to do it in the forums.

There seems to be no consistency as to when it happens and when it doesn't.

TIA
post #2 of 16
I take it you mean when you edit something in the middle of your sentences, the newly typed letters/words 'erase over' the ones next after them? If so, hit the 'INSERT' button on your keyboard once and try editing again.

Cheers!
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
OK, I'll try it. But why does it happen on some posts and not others?
post #4 of 16
It's called overtyping, and you probably accidently pressed the key to enable it in your browser without knowing it. That's the only explanation I can think of heh.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
OK...What is that key, and which key can I use to disable it?
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
OK...What is that key, and which key can I use to disable it?
I'm not sure. According to Zorander it''s the "Insert" key. Have you tried that?
post #7 of 16
"Insert" key should be above your arrows along with Page Up/Down and other crap



hhmmm i just tried that while typing this post, and it does nothing. (it does work in MS Word)


what browser are you using gramps?
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
Well Sonny....downright glad you asked, you young whipper-snapper!

IE7.0
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
Well Sonny....downright glad you asked, you young whipper-snapper!

IE7.0
thats the problem right there!

Switch to Firefox and all problems will be gone



EDIT: Just check IE 7, Insert DOES in fact work in IE so just press Insert to turn it off
post #10 of 16
This is normally caused by the overwrite function, which in turn is usually triggered by hitting the insert key. As for why it happens in IE, I do not really know - I don't have IE7 so I can't check the help for it. I would suggest, if it happens again, click on the text field and hit insert. See if that changes things. If not, click outside the text field, and then hit insert again and see if that works. Perhaps the overwrite was not toggled because the focus was not on the text field at the time you hit insert again.

Edit: I have just checked in my version if IE, whatever it is, and I was able to toggle it on and off from within the text field.
post #11 of 16
As far as I know, there's no software based 'Insert' trigger on either IE or firefox. So I'm pretty sure it was hit by accident when you were typing. Just toggle it back off, you should be fine.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by MrSlacker View Post
thats the problem right there!

Switch to Firefox and all problems will be gone
OK, but I half to go conquer half of the Ottoman Empire first!
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
For those of you who suggested that the "Insert" key was the culprit, were absolutely correct.

Thanks so much!
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by immtbiker View Post
For those of you who suggested that the "Insert" key was the culprit, were absolutely correct.

Thanks so much!
Couldn't think of any other (logical) possibility.
post #15 of 16
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For those of you who suggested that the "Insert" key was the culprit, were absolutely correct.
I'll send you a bill in a few days.
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