Change from insert to type-over cursor mode?

In the editor, the normal cursor environment is "insert'. On a macbook pro there is no "insert key". Does anyone know how to turn off insert mode so that the cursor types over text in the editor?

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In WebStorm, you can assign the preferred shortcut to 'Toggle Insert/Overwrite' action in Preferences/Keymap/Editor actions

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A better question imho is what key sequence switches from one to the other.  Whatever it is I have accidentally hit it more than once.  I always want insert mode.  It is not obvious how to switch back.  Or not to me at least.  Nor how I got to that mode in the first place.

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Preferences/Plugins/IdeaVim desintalar, este complemento en mi caso no lo utilizo pero lo instalo, me impedía trabajar normal mente, o en Preferences/Keymap/Editor actions lo que hice Toggle Insert/Overwrite, ponerle como comando doble clic

Preferences/Plugins/IdeaVim uninstall, this add-on in my case I do not use it but install it, it prevents me from working normally, or in Preferences / Key Map / Editor actions what I did Alternate Insert / Overwrite, put it as a double-click command

 

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Preferences/Plugins/IdeaVim Uninstall, those steps had worked for me on version 2018.1.2 64x

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On Windows, the number key for zero (key = 0) also serves as a toggle for Insert/Overwrite text entry mode. On some keyboards, the 0 number will also have 'insert' on the key. It's easy to accidentally hit the zero key, if you use the arrow keys to navigate around text.

If you hit the 0 key, you toggle into Overwrite mode. Hit the key again and you toggle to Insert mode.

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Long press the key 'O'

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@jyoti Mahanandia07 - easy peezy!

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you can enter: Tools--> turn off Vim Emulator

Or you must uninstall Vim Emulator

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On Windows, the key combination is Fn + 0 (use the 0 on the number pad)

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Ctrl+alt+S =>  Editor => General =>  Appearance => uncheck "use caret block"

 

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Just deactive IdeaVim at the buttom of the IDE.

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Hey, I also had this issue for some time. You are basicly in the insert mode. However it is neither your nor IDE's fault. There is a plugin called VIM. You need to simply uninstall it. FILE -> Setting -> Plugin -> Installed -> rchoose VIM and uninstall. Source https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34988774/how-to-change-pycharm-5-0-1-cursor ///thank him or her. He/her saved my brain cells. 

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Use function +ins key, it might help, I don't know if there is a function button on a mac.

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On Windows, with a mac keyboard it was Shift + 0  to toggle between the modes.

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simple press "insert key" or "shift + num key 0"

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None of the key combinations mentioned here worked for me. They differ per OS and apparently per version of Pycharm, so I gave up trying to keep track of those a long time ago. 

In the end, I just copied the contents of the file, deleted the file, recreated the file and pasted the contents back in. 

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On a Macbook the sequence is ESC then :wq

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