Ever been in the middle of editing a document or an email suddenly lost the ability to insert words or characters?
Maybe you missed a comma or a word, so you go back to add it. But instead of adding the new characters, you just type right over what you’ve already written?
It can be super-frustrating. You end up needing to retype whole sentences or paragraphs. It’s all because you’ve accidentally turned on Overtype.
This happens when you accidentally hit the Insert key. It’s right up there next to the Delete key, so it’s not that hard to activate.
To turn it off, just hit the Insert key. Pretty simple.