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Jan Francírek
Jan Francírek
1,766 Points

Hey, It is kinda embarrassing but I don´t know how to turn off this "rewriting of text".

It means that I cant actually delete something.


1) Potato - when i want to delete ,,P,, and it makes this 2) otato - thats good and now I want to replace it with small "p" and thing what happens .... 3) ptato - o disappeared

Please how to turn it off in workspaces?

Thanks a lot


Well I guess you mean the "Indent Guides".. You can simply turn that off via; view and than click on indent Guides.. If you still have problems, try to restart your workspace.. I don't have any problem with it.

Jan Francírek
Jan Francírek
1,766 Points

I pressed ,,Insert,, and problem was solved.

Thank you

Hi kinda, I think one or some code are missing above it.

1 Answer

Codin - Codesmite
Codin - Codesmite
8,600 Points

The insert key on your keyboard has been pressed (INS on some keyboards).

What this does is toggle between text-entering modes.

  1. Overwrite mode where any characters input will replace the current character at the cursors position.

  2. Insert mode where any character input will push the next character one foward.

Think of it like an array, you can either add data and push the rest of the array foward or replace the current data in the array.

This Answer is nog sufficient for macbook users.