Useless Keyboard Keys

  Arcless 21:59 12 Jan 2008
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What is the purpose of the 'Insert' Key above the cursor keys. It's nothing more than a nusence as you keep hitting it and next time you move your cursor backwards you suddenly find yourself overwriting your text - annoying.

I took a paperknife, a quick twist and it flew across the room, a piece of rubber whittled to fit the hole to protect the internal keyboard membrain and problem solved.

  Clapton is God 22:04 12 Jan 2008
  €dstowe 22:10 12 Jan 2008

Just because you don't have a use for the insert key doesn't mean that others are likewise.

I don't think I've ever used the key to the left of the "1" on the alpha keyboard but I don't consider that it should be removed.

  Clapton is God 22:11 12 Jan 2008

Hear, hear!

  VoG II 22:12 12 Jan 2008

Toggles between Insert and replace over. I wish it didn't exist as well!

  QuizMan 22:52 12 Jan 2008

Bizarrely, Quicken (that I use to manage personal finance) uses the shortcut Shift + Insert to paste entries rather than the normal Control + V

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