Switching the NetBeans IDE editor from insert to overwrite mode is usually done
through pressing the <Ins> key. On the Mac keyboard, this key is labeled <help>
and a question mark appears as a mouse pointer instead of switching to overwrite
mode. How can we switch to overwrite mode on Mac OS X?
Reassigning to "editor" for evaluation.
So, how do you normally toggle typing mode on Mac? What key do the other apps use?
Waiting for feedback from mac-users
As I can see in http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=75459, there is no default shortcut
*** Issue 129644 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
In duplicate issue there is proposal for shortcut + justification
The link in the duplicate issue refers to mapping of help>insert while using Parallels on Mac OS to imitate windows (BootCamp documentation). I've tried
other apps, and none of them provides insert mode (it looks like there is no such thing on mac) -- some of them (MS Word,..) invoke help, other (TextEdit,
..) provide just '?' (question mark) just like NB.
The other thing is that java does not provide any key event for the help key -- so i don't see any way how to map it to help (F1 on other platforms), as this
seem to be a custom.
Maybe this would be an issue for a java then? If you have a java port for Mac, it should provide a key event for all the
keys on the Mac keyboard...
If you do not get any key event for the Help key, there is nothing that can be done at the moment. Verified.
Yes -- but afaik apple bug DB is not open to search. You can file here: http://developer.apple.com/bugreporter/
But I've never done that ;)
I use workaround for this issue - I have redefined Toggle Typing Mode in Keymap panel of NetBeans|Preferences...