Out, Out, Darn Insert Key


I hate the Ins (Insert) key. Not only is it useless, if you accidentally press it, it really messes up what you’ve written, replacing all the characters you typed with the newly typed characters. Is there some way to shut it down for good?

Join the club. I used to hate it, too. Notice I said used to. I figured out a way to dismantle it. Here’s how to do it in Word:

Click on Tools, Customize, Options and Keyboard. In the Categories box, (left pane) select All Commands and in the Commands box (right pane) select Overtype. Then, in the Current keys box, highlight Insert and click on Remove.

Ins, RIP.


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