Zim

toggle between overtype and insert edit mode

Asked by Tim Lynch on 2019-01-29

Hi, I am new to the launchpad here, have been using Zim very happily for several months. Today, I strange thing happened: while editing a page, the editing suddenly switched from "insert at cursor" to "overstrike next character." I looked everywhere for a hint on how to switch back to insert-at-cursor but cannot find anything.

I was able to reset Zim to insert mode by quitting and restarting, but now I'd like to know how to toggle this behavior since I still don't know how to go from insert mode to overstrike.

If this feature is documented, it's not easy for a novice to find help. I tried searching on overstrike, overtype, insert mode, all to no avail.

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2019-01-30

This behavior is switched by the "insert" button on your keyboard. Not
documented explicitly because it is a default keybinding across many
desktop applications and not specific for zim. (For example, now typing in
a browser, and here the same key binding does the same thing.)

-- Jaap

On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 11:43 PM Tim Lynch <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> New question #678191 on Zim:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/zim/+question/678191
>
> Hi, I am new to the launchpad here, have been using Zim very happily for
> several months. Today, I strange thing happened: while editing a page,
> the editing suddenly switched from "insert at cursor" to "overstrike next
> character." I looked everywhere for a hint on how to switch back to
> insert-at-cursor but cannot find anything.
>
> I was able to reset Zim to insert mode by quitting and restarting, but now
> I'd like to know how to toggle this behavior since I still don't know how
> to go from insert mode to overstrike.
>
> If this feature is documented, it's not easy for a novice to find help. I
> tried searching on overstrike, overtype, insert mode, all to no avail.
>
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are an answer
> contact for Zim.
>

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