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the Quest for Overtype mode (in Fire Fox)
NOTE: overtype mode appears to be supported in all browsers EXCEPT Firefox. And, according to that discussion above. Mozdevs seem to think that nobody uses the mode except by accident, and enabling it -- even by about:config -- would cause confusion. Because nobody uses all those other browsers and applications that have this behavior by default, right?
The level of condescension displayed in that thread made me think I was reading a wikipedia talk page.
NOTE: jQuery hotkeys does have support for capturing the
Insert key. If this is a toggle, the action would be to delete the character to the RIGHT of the caret. (as the character to the left was just inserted, and s/b the replacement for the to-be-deleted char)
Maybe ALL of this should have been under a generic page for “web editing” ?
In Firefox, it _does_ support Overtype mode. HOORAY!