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    I use the command line a lot for testing python scripts. I never want to turn on overwrite mode, but it turns itself on just when I'm trying to insert something in a line. Is there a way to keep overwrite mode off?

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    How do you go about inserting things into the line? While in the command prompt, pressing the Insert key toggles overwrite mode. I have QuickEdit Mode set which does a text insert using a right mouse click.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Johnson2191 View Post
    How do you go about inserting things into the line? While in the command prompt, pressing the Insert key toggles overwrite mode. I have QuickEdit Mode set which does a text insert using a right mouse click.
    I just use the left arrow key to move the curser back to the point I want to insert text, start typing, and no over-write occurs. There's no need to use the Insert key.

    In the same way, if I wish to remove something from a typed string, I use the left arrow key to move the curser to the right end of what I wish to remove, then use the Backspace key.
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