disappearing typed characters in Email letters

  Yimbo 00:35 13 Oct 2004

I'm sure it's very elementary, but I'm finding for whatever reason that if I make a mistake in typing,deleting the wrong letter,on the left of the cursor, using backspace and inserting the right letter causes the next character on the right also to delete - meaning that I have to enter the whole sentence (and sometimes an entire paragraph) again. Every left delete causes the next right letter also to delete! Probably I've pressed a wrong key somewhere which activates this (useless??) process - - but which one? How do I get my keyboard to "work" normally? Incidentally, I am sooo grateful for this "Helproom Forum" and the benefit of all you guys and gals out there with your computer omnicience! Thanks!

  beeuuem 01:13 13 Oct 2004

On the keyboard next to the arrow keys is a key 'Ins'. This changes the type from 'insert' to 'overtype' Yours is set to overtype. Push the key once and try typing online again.

  Yimbo 13:44 13 Oct 2004

Thank you Beeuuem! I knew it was going to be something simple! Wish they were all like that!!

  beeuuem 15:44 13 Oct 2004

I won't tell you how long it took me to find that out when I had the same problem :-))

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