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Offline noisyturtle

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Does anyone EVER use the Overwrite Mode mode in Windows?
« on: Wed, 06 February 2019, 17:06:16 »
It seems to be one of the most pointless and redundant features that causes nothing but headache and annoyance in the eu. The only time I ever hear it mentioned is when someone activates it by mistake and they don't know how to turn it off. Does anyone here ever use overwrite mode, as opposed to highlighting and deleting the text you want?

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Re: Does anyone EVER use the Overwrite Mode mode in Windows?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 06 February 2019, 17:28:11 »
I don't use the key, but I often highlight something and then type in what I really want to replace it.
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Re: Does anyone EVER use the Overwrite Mode mode in Windows?
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 06 February 2019, 17:33:03 »
Overwrite mode is useful in one program that I know of - SAP.  Of course it has a setting for it built into the program rendering the confusing keyboard key redundant...
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Re: Does anyone EVER use the Overwrite Mode mode in Windows?
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 06 February 2019, 19:02:57 »
Never. But I think it could be useful when editing ASCII art.
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Re: Does anyone EVER use the Overwrite Mode mode in Windows?
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 07 February 2019, 06:36:18 »
I becomes less and less important, but still usefull in rare cases.
I would call it neither pointless nor annoying.