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Greetings – My gmail default in Chrome is overwrite mode. I end up typing over the remaining text when I edit a post. It’s really aggravating. It’s just happening in one of my three gmail accounts, which is strange. I looked into the problem and discovered that I’m supposed to use the insert key to exit overwrite mode. I’ve tried every recommendation for inserting a file on a Mac (fn + enter, etc.) and none of them work. I have a 2017 Macbook Pro. Do you have any recommendations? Kathleen is a lady who has a
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Is it right that you’re having trouble typing using a particular Gmail account while using Chrome? To narrow it down, try using the same Gmail account in Safari to see if the problem persists. If it does, you can try to reproduce the problem by establishing a temporary administrator account and seeing if the problem still exists. If it does, it will point to more detail about the problem’s root cause. Here’s how to troubleshoot a problem on your Mac using a separate user account. Please respond with the results of the tests above, and the group might be able to assist you further. Thank you so much.
Overtype/insert key disable
As discussed in the comments, your symptoms are consistent with being in “overtype/overwrite” mode rather than “insert” mode (the usual default). Toggle this mode by simply pressing the Insert or Ins keys on your keyboard. (On some keyboards, particularly laptops, this can require a key combination.)
Surprisingly, several other users seem to have had the same issue in Gmail without intentionally triggering overtype mode on their keyboard. Although the threads I’ve seen on the subject don’t seem to be completely definitive, it’s possible that on certain keyboards, overtyping mode is enabled accidentally by pressing those key combinations.
I believe one reason people think the insert key doesn’t function in Gmail is that it only appears to move between modes while in the message body of a compose window. The insert in the subject line appears to have little impact. If it’s happening in the Subject line, you’ll need to move to the main compose window to toggle it. It’s also worth remembering that if you have many different email addresses available, it doesn’t change. It’s just for the one gmail account you triggered it on by mistake.
How to switch between insert typing mode and overwrite
Ctrl-u deletes text typed in the current line in insert mode, and Ctrl-w deletes the word before the cursor. These deletions are irreversible. What you’ve typed, however, is still in the. file. You may confirm this with the command :reg, which will list all registers (after pressing Esc to return to normal mode) (or just :reg . to display the . register). You may be able to use the mouse to copy the missing text from the register window, for example.
Unfortunately, pasting the. register will not help because it will repeat the Ctrl-u or Ctrl-w and erase the document. You can, however, use a different register (register an in the example below):
In terms of undo, Ctrl-u and Ctrl-w will now function as before, but they will first use Ctrl-g u to initiate a new update. For example, you could type several lines in insert mode before pressing Ctrl-u, which deletes the last line. If you’ve used the above mapping, press Esc to return to normal mode, then u to undo, which will bring you back to the previous line.
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I’m using Chrome and had this problem. It’s not my keyboard or browser, for sure. I tried pressing the insert key several times but it wouldn’t go anywhere. When I went to write an email in Gmail, it wasn’t in insert mode. The only way I could come up with was to log out and back in to JIRA. It seemed to go down after that.
I’m having the same problem. I could turn it off in any editor, including the one I used in Confluence to provide feedback, but the Confluence editor remained in Insert mode. It was resolved by logging out and back in.