Insert key is usually found in the key section at the top of the arrow key collection on the keyboard. If you have never used it, you may be wondering, “Why do I need an Insert key?”. If you do not know the use of the Insert key, do not worry just read the article. In this post, we will tell you exactly what it is for and give you steps on how to disable it. Let’s get started.
What is the Insert Key used for?
Generally, the Insert key is used to switch between two text input methods:
- Overtype mode and
- Insert mode.
In overtype mode, the characters you type over the existing charts. So, basically, you’ll be typing the text you’ve entered. In Insert Mode, you type characters in their current position – and all existing characters on your page are switched to the right.
It is helpful to note that the installation/modification of the modified mode is not intended for full functionality on your PC or application. Switching methods by pressing the button only applies to the window you are currently working on. In most modern applications, the insert mode is set automatically, but the user can switch to overtype mode by pressing the Insert button.
You can use the Insert key function in various situations. That means if you don’t need it, having the Insert key enabled on your PC can be annoying. For example, if you press a key Enter by mistake, the overtype mode will work automatically and the text you are currently typing will be rewritten. When you work on something very important it can start to create big problems.
How to Disable Insert Key on Windows?
If you want to avoid accidental mistakes in your work, you can simply disable the Insert key. Here’s how to put one together for use with Windows 10 PC.
Disable Insert key using Registry Editor:
- Go to your keyboard, and press the Windows key.
- Type “registry editor”.
- Press Enter and a Registry Editor window will appear.
- To the left of the Registry Editor window, Look for the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” folder and double-click it.
- Locate the SYSTEM folder and double-click it.
- Then open the CurrentControlSet folder.
- Locate the Control folder and double-click on it.
- Go to the Keyboard Layout folder.
- Once inside the folder, right-click on the right-hand window and select >> ‘New ‘>>” Binary Value “and give it any name you like, say “Disable_insert”.
- Double-click on the ‘Disable_insert’ file.
- In the Value data window section, paste the following text:
00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 00 00 00 00 00 00 52 E0 00 00 00 00 00 00
- Press the “OK” button.
- You can now exit the Registry Editor and to apply changes, restart your computer.
- After you restart your computer, the Insert key will be disabled.
You can also disable insert key using third-party software. All you have to do is use Google’s quick search with the necessary tool and your search should produce a few free and useful tools to help you solve the problem.
Keep Your Drivers Updated:
If you frequently encounter problems, errors, and slow-motion on your PC, this may be caused by an outdated driver. In fact, an outdated driver could be the cause of most problems with your computer.
Therefore, it is very important to keep the drivers of your system up to date. There are two ways you can go about updating your graphics driver: you can do it manually or automatically.
Manually updating your drivers is often recommended for experienced users as it will include a series of steps, each of which needs to be done smoothly. This can be a time-consuming process and if you make a mistake when updating your drivers, this can lead to problems for your PC.
We hope, you got a solution for your queries and you can now successfully disable the insert key if you do not want to use it.