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HT1171 Yes, Virginia, the Mac does have an overwrite key

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Feb 5, 2013 9:30 AM

The general consesus seems to be that there's no equivalent to the windows insert/overwrite on Mac.

 

Oh, I beg to differ. Strongly. Because there is. I know this because I ocassionally type the overwrite keystroke. I've experienced it in multiple text editors (TextWrangler and Sublime Edit 2) and other places across multiple versions of OS X. Don't believe me? Here's a screenshot of the darn underscore cursor that indicates overwrite:

 

underscore cursor.png

 

Yes, Virginia, the Mac does have an overwrite key (or at least shortcut). Will you please tell me what how to undo it?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Also: 10.6, etc

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