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04-01-2011 05:32 PM
Second day with a brand new HP dm1z netbook. So far, very pleased with it.
With one exception -- I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the 'ins' key to work (it's the 'function' on the 'prt sc' key, second from last o the right, top row). I've tried every permutation of fn-ins etc, but I can't get it to 'ins' (which I assume is simply a short form for 'paste', or 'insert').I do a lot of 'cutting' and 'pasting' in things I work on, and at the moment, I'm using other workarounds, but they're clunky.
Can anyone explain what the 'ins' key is supposed to do (it isn't documented in the manuals), and if it is an 'insert' key (wherein the contents of the clipboard are pasted...), how does one get it to work?
Thanks in advance...
05-08-2011 05:51 PM
The insert key lets you type over existing text when editing a document (usually in word). Never seen it work for anything else, however you could probably find a way to edit the keyboard layout to allow that key to be used for a paste fuction. I just use control (ctrl) v to paste (x to cut, c to copy, v pastes).
08-19-2012 11:12 PM
if you want to use INSERT the way the other responder noted, to delete as you type, after, like two years, i finally got it working! it only seems to work on the notepad or docs but i'll take it.
but it was a little unclear; (oh it works in the calendar too)
in a document, the office button (for idiots like me) is the circle with the red, blue, yellow, greeen squares in the corner.
click on that or you can press ALT+f to open that, then 'i' to open Word Options, then 'a' for Advanced settings, then ALT+ v for Overtype mode, then space bar to have overtype be controlled by the INSERT button.
after that, it should be as easy as hitting the INSERT button to get it to insert.
to use the INSERT button for pasting, do all that but instead of the last ALT+v, do ALT+u. this will tell it to use INSERT for paste. it's under the second heading down, cut, copy and paste (or something)