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Old 08 March 2005, 11:55   #1
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Please help, a Dells life is at stake

Is there anyway of changing what a key on the keyboard does? I keep hitting the insert key and typing over loads of stuff. I tried the help menu and found that I knew less after reading for hours than I did before. I have thought about drilling it out and using it as a pencil or flower holder but that will make it difficult to close the screen so any better ideas welcome.
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Old 08 March 2005, 12:00   #2
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I have two INS keys. One on the numbers pad and one on the Function key row. Have you and have you tried that?
Alternatively (NO! Not ALT !!) you could try Shift+INS or CTL+INS or ALT+INS or even DEL to see if DEL and INS are the wrong way round!
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I have two INS keys. One on the numbers pad and one on the Function key row. Have you and have you tried that?
Alternatively (NO! Not ALT !!) you could try Shift+INS or CTL+INS or ALT+INS or even DEL to see if DEL and INS are the wrong way round!
I have an insert key just beside the backspace key, which judging by the colour is my second favour key, if i hit it it toggles between insert and overwrite. Now insert is good but overwrite is very annoying you can lose a whole sentence before you know it and because my memory span is less that 2 minutes I can't remember what I’d written and inevitably that was the Booker winning sentence. Des.
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Des,

I guess you want to disable the INSERT key? As far as I know this can't be done.

Do you keep hitting it by accident when you really want to hit the return key?

If this is the case I have a solution for you.

Move your keyboard on the desk half an inch to the right

I don't think that this will be terribly effective if you use a laptop however

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Des,

I guess you want to disable the INSERT key? As far as I know this can't be done.

Do you keep hitting it by accident when you really want to hit the return key?

If this is the case I have a solution for you.

Move your keyboard on the desk half an inch to the right

I don't think that this will be terribly effective if you use a laptop however

Regards

Ian. (always pleased to help)
Thanks Ian that solved the problem but my spelling suffered 'gwew ua 'b wz'nokw id qg’r nt aowkkubf kiija kujw biq' see
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Try putting your fingers into a pencil sharpener to make them more slender
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Is this any use?

IntelliType Pro 5.2 Keyboard Software for Windows XP and 2000

IntelliType Pro software enables you to customize the unique features of your Microsoft® keyboard to fit your needs. With IntelliType Pro software, you can reassign many of the keys to open a program, file, or Web page, or to perform commands, such as Find, Show Desktop, or other application-specific functions. You can disable keys you sometimes press accidentally, like CAPS LOCK, and modify keyboard settings, such as updated horizontal scrolling and zoom slider performance. IntelliType Pro software even offers extended application support, as well as biometrics support for advanced identity management. If you have a Bluetooth mouse or keyboard, you will need to have Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed.

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Thanks John and Daniel i'll give it a go, RIBNET no question too obscure

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