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Re: [suse-kde] Worst Feature EVER!
  • From: Alvin <alvinbeach@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 19:19:44 -0400
  • Message-id: <200601281919.44941.alvinbeach@xxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 28 January 2006 17:27, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> Open a KMail composition window. Type some text. Place the insertion
> point in the middle. Press the "Insert" key once. Now you're in
> overstrike mode (there is NO feedback or indication that you're in this
> mode). Type some characters. Instead of inserting themselves at the
> cursor, they replace the character immediately following it.
> Now consider what happens if you're composing mail and accidentally hit
> the insert key. It drives me crazy.

This sounds like every app I have every tried....not just in kmail. For
example, the same behaviour can be found in OpenOffice and KDevelop. However,
with OpenOffice and KDevelop (which uses Kate as the editor), there's a
status bar at the bottom says either INS or OVR, kmail mail is lacking this.

Either way, this is normal and accepted behaviour of the Insert key. If you
want this to be changed, I suggest looking in to the X keybindings. Perhaps
disable your Insert key via X so that when you hit it, it does nothing?

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