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Why does this happen when I type sometimes (not on fluther)?

Asked by Blackberry (31006points) April 15th, 2010

An example is when I’m typing on my online college discussion boards. For some reason, seemingly random when I try to correct a spelling error by simply inserting a letter in a word, it will delete the ahead of the cursor when I hit the space bar to insert the letter. It’s as if the space bar is the delete key.

And simply putting the cursor in the middle of a word to insert a letter just deletes the letter infront of the cursor although it still inserts the letter of the key I press.

Is this making sense? Does anyone know how this happens?

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unique's avatar

the insert key is toggled on…?

WestRiverrat's avatar

That particular discussion board probably defaults to replace instead of insert. Next time try hitting the insert key before you retype.

Vunessuh's avatar

This use to happen to me as well when I had my PC.
@WestRiverrat is correct. When it happens again, hit the ‘insert’ button before typing.

Blackberry's avatar

Ooohhhhhh, Ok that worked. So now I know what the ‘insert’ key does lol. Thank you.

MorenoMelissa1's avatar

Sounds to me like there could be a problem with the server. I may be wrong here, just something to think about.

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