How to disable Windows 10 insert key

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Does anyone know how to disable the insert key on Windows 10? I tried searching but everything I find is for earlier versions of Windows 10. Whenever I hit the insert key, I keep going into overwrite mode - it's getting quite annoying. Any help?
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What application is giving you the problem? You may be able to modify the keyboard but you would never be able to use the insert key the way it was designed for toggling insert / override. You would always be doing one or the other and that would just make typing into a program like word, notepad or other text editor a real nightmare. If using Word try going to FILE > OPTIONS >  ADVANCED and in the editing section there are options on setting the use of the INSERT key.

Better yet, create a new keyboard layout that does not use the insert key and then you can switch keyboard layouts as needed. For step on how to create a new one and switch back and forth check out this link.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    What software did you face this issue, like MS Office/other software? By default, & prevent confusion, the Overtype mode or the ability to Turn On/Off insert mode using the insert key is disabled. Say about MS Office related for MS Word, open Word, and in Options, click Advanced. Check the box for Use the Insert key to control overtype mode to allow the Insert key to control the Overtype mode. Click Ok.
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