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12-21-2011 10:36 AM
I know Im an idiot, but I just can't figure out how to use the insert key. Do I need to press another key at the same time and which one....It would make my day to figure this out.
12-21-2011 10:41 AM
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08-19-2012 11:46 PM
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.
07-04-2015 09:39 AM
I was able to remap the "PRT SC" key to the "INS" function on my new HP Pavilion 17-inch laptopl
I used the freeware program called KEYTWEAK.
It was very simple.
Now when I press PRT SC it is the INS key. When I press SHIFT + PRT SC it is the PASTE fucntion in WINDOWS.
CTRL + PRT SC is now the COPY function in Windows (I am using Windows 8.1).
This is a repeated issue for users of HP computers. Windows has always had Copy (CTRL + INS) and Paste (SHIFT + INS) and Cut (SHIFT + DEL). HP decided some time ago that having a naked INS key was not important. This is not convenient or intuitive to people who have used the same keyboard shortcuts in Windows, Office, and most other Windows applications for decades. It is an HP issue. A simple INS key IS a standard part of a PC keyboard. HP decided to hide that function as a combo. There is also an INS on the keybad 0 key but users who keep Num Lock on cannot use that easily either. Forutnately you can easily reporgram the keyboard to make up for HP's error.
Next step is to use AutoHotKey to add the PRT SC function back to a keyboard combo.
12-02-2015 11:37 AM - edited 12-02-2015 12:08 PM
Re: "On an HP, click [shift] simultaneously"
BTW, that's  on the numeric keypad.
However, how do you do Shift+Insert?
It can be achieved on my HP Series 15 by using Fn+Ins (PrtSc) but it makes Ctrl+Insert and Shift+Insert more difficult.
Toggling Num Lock then using Ins on the numeric keypad will achieve the same result but this is inconvenient and my HP keyboard doesn't have a Num Lock light!
It's non-standard and HP should be aware that it's a problem for experienced users who use keyboard shortcuts a lot and so they should rectify it!