I was typing in wordpad and it started overwriting.
If I push insert/ins, then it pastes, so that's not it.
How do I turn overwrite off?
Added- I got it now but i'm gonna include some screenshots.
The insert key does toggle overwrite in Wordpad.
Are you sure you aren't using the Ins key on the numeric keypad with NumLock on? That would stop it.
On the keyboard that has only a INS/Num lock key (the top pic). That keyboard has only one insert key - that one. I don't see any purpose to the num lock key on that one as it has no number pad. But, the num lock won't/doesn't affect whether or not that insert key toggles overwrite. I mistakenly thought insert was reached with shift. But no, insert while written at the top of the key, is not reached with shift.
On any computer, hitting Shift+Insert, in wordpad, will paste. The solution was to not hit shift. I didn't know that at the time and so at the time, I similarly, I didn't realise I was doing shift+insert at the time. (I thought I was hitting shift to reach insert).
Hitting the Fn key with that key would toggle Num Lock. And num lock only affects the insert key on the number pad, of which that key is not it.
so, both insert keys are fine, just don't hold shift.
and obviously if an insert key is printing 0s then it's a num lock issue but that wasn't the case with me.
So if a key has a white symbol and a blue symbol, then no shift key is used even if one symbol is above the other. If it has as I can see.. two white symbols and one blue, and the white symbols are one above the other, then of course, use shift for the white symbols.
On my laptop, it worked just to to press Ins NumLK and Backspace at the same time without 'shift'. It toggeles overwrite on and off in wordpad. The issue comes by accidently hitting them both.