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Insert/Overwrite command


Toggles insert/overwrite mode.


Toggles insert/overwrite mode. EmEditor usually starts with the insert mode. When EmEditor is in insert mode, the cursor is shaped as an "I", and inserting a character will not delete any existing characters. When EmEditor is in the overwrite mode, the cursor becomes a solid rectangle, and inserting a character will delete the existing characters and will overwrite with new characters. This command will toggle the insert mode and the overwrite mode.

How to Run

Default Menu: None

All Commands: Edit > Insert > Toggle Insert/Overwrite

Toolbar: None

Status Bar: None

Default Keyboard Shortcut: Insert

Plug-in Command ID




document.selection.OverwriteMode = !document.selection.OverwriteMode;


document.selection.OverwriteMode = NOT document.selection.OverwriteMode

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