Re: Overstrike mode for key driven ups?

From: Andi Kleen (
Date: Fri Oct 19 2001 - 19:09:02 BST

On Fri, Oct 19, 2001 at 10:47:20AM -0700, Rod Armstrong wrote:
> 	I was hoping for more feedback from users about the keyboard
> driven ideas, but there's been nothing for a week. I was wondering about a 
> an overstrike typing line mode that would supplement Russ's ! idea.
> In the overstrike mode, characters entered would overwrite the
> current character, but not move the cursor - only ^f, ^b, delete or an arrow 
> key would do that. It would work something like this:
> 1. ^o would toggle between the insert mode with the vertical cursor between
>    letters, to the overstike mode with a horizontal line under a letter.

Please make it also possible to just use the "Ins" key on keyboards that
have it; e.g. with a configuration file.

I would in general suggest to steal keybinding from an existing well known 
editor like emacs or vi or ws; this way users will be more easy able 
to learn them.


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