Text is replaced as I type. Why?!

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Old 12-07-04, 04:49 PM
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Text is replaced as I type. Why?!

Sometimes when I'm typing something on my computer and go back and start correcting it, the typing that I've already done backs up and erases itself as I type? (Did that make sense?)
WHAT is with that? It drives me nuts. How can I stop my computer from doing that? LOL
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I noticed that but thought it was only in forums
It's only occasionally-it hasn't done it in a while
Has it done it to you in a word processor?
 
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when that starts click...or...i mean push (click...lol )...anyway.....the "insert" key on your keyboard...above the arrows..."home" "end" "delete"...etc....and "insert"....in MS Word you can tell whether its set to overwrite or not by looking at the bottom of the screen....in most other programs u can tell when it does what you described....its a PITA...but it happens.....as soon as you notice, hit the key, retype what you lost in the middle, then go on
 
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Well I'll sure try that next time
Thanks
 
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Old 12-07-04, 08:51 PM
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Yes, I think you accidentally hit the INSERT key. That will do what you describe. Just press the key again if it starts happening and it should stop.

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Old 12-08-04, 08:31 AM
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It does it to me in DIY, Word, email, etc., etc.
Now all that I've got to do is find the "Insert" key....AHA...just above the "Delete" key, and now I'm certain that's exactly what I've been doing all this time.
Thank you. Thank you. That has been driving me nuts for over five years. ROFLMAO!
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Old 12-08-04, 09:07 AM
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No sweat, mate. Thread renamed, BTW.

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Old 12-08-04, 10:52 PM
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Noticed that, Chris. Thanks.
I bought all this fancy computer stuff five years ago for my real estate business, and I still don't know how to use 95% of it.
My new CD burner came today, BTW, and it's working great. Now all that I have to do is figure out how to use it other than playing a CD. LOL
 
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Old 12-09-04, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Swearingen
My new CD burner came today, BTW, and it's working great. Now all that I have to do is figure out how to use it other than playing a CD. LOL
What software do you have to burn? Roxio? Nero? Let us know and we can help.

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Old 12-09-04, 02:43 PM
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Nero. It came with directions, but they're all in Greek (computer lingo).
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Mike,

I know you have 12 gazillion posts and probably access the MLS system on-line everyday, but, somehow I have trouble picturing you in front of a puter

I remember teaching you, several times (years ago), how to imbed an image or link. They've made it easy for you now

LOL, Mike and his puter!
 
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Old 12-11-04, 06:54 PM
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Rick,
O.K., so I guess you're referring to my trying to post a photo (with your guidance) of a compression fitting, and I kept posting a photo of a dielectric union several times. THAT was a long time ago.
Several of you "friends" apparently will never let me forget that. My computer genius self has just not improved in the interim.
However, there ARE ways to exact revenge. A compression fitting or dielectric union can be very painful upon installation, not to mention a computer. LOL
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I heard that buddy, I will now be looking for trip wires as I wander thru your posts

Remind you of where we were in 1968-69?
 
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In todays day in age you need to be a IT Tech in order to understand computers LOL.
 
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