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Re: [suse-kde] Worst Feature EVER!
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 13:27:39 -0800
  • Message-id: <200601281327.39622.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>

On Saturday 28 January 2006 12:56, Anders Johansson wrote:
> Randall R Schulz wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Please allow me to vent.
> >
> > What the hell good is overstrike mode in KMail? I claim less than
> > none. (Apparently Piers Anthony disagrees...). I hate it!
> What the hell is overstrike mode? (and who is Piers Anthony?)

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.

Eudora has an internal setting (documented on their Web site) to disable
its interpretation of the Insert key as an insert / overstrike toggle.
KMail needs its own counterpart, if it does not already have it.

Piers Anthony is a Science Fiction writer. If you search the Web for
"KMail Overstrike," the first hit (from A9 or Google) is a monthly
journal page in which he expresses his like for overstrike mode in
KMail. There's another one mentioning how he likes having it in KWrite.

Randall Schulz

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