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 a vertical bar, and inserting a character will not delete any existing characters. When EmEditor is in overwrite mode, the cursor becomes a solid rectangle, and inserting a character will overwrite existing characters at the cursor position.

How to Run

  • Default Menu: None

  • All Commands: 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