Re: How to switch to overtype mode?

From: Bo Parker (
Date: Thu Jan 30 2003 - 07:44:40 EST

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    A followup:

    I've been trying to assign an "Insert" key in Apple's X11 on a Mac G4 running Mac OS 10.2.3.

    Thanks to a tip from an abiword mailing list subscriber (thank you!), I've been trying to use the xmodmap command to do this.

    I had tried

      $ xmodmap -e "keycode 121 = Insert"
    to assign Insert to the F15 key (keycode 121), but it didn't work.

    Thanks to a tip from an Apple X11 mailing list subscriber (thank you!), I used the xev command to see what X11 "sees" when I pressed various keys. It turns out that F15 (and F14 and F13) aren't detected at all in xev. F12 was detected (keycode 119), so I tried

      $ xmodmap -e "keycode 119 = Insert"
    Bingo. F12 successfully switches abiword to "Overtype" mode.

    Thanks to all for your help!

    -Bo Parker

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