What is happening in gmail?

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Thanks guys for helping.
Really appreciate it.
I dont seem to be having this already.
I didnt press the insert key but i will take note next time..
could be cache problem.



I realized now there is a change in gmail when you are typing an email.

Try this:

Type a sentence or a phrase or a word. Then go back a few spaces and add in another word, it will not push the letters further as you are typing, it overwrites it, eating up your existing letters.

Anyone experiencing the same?

ie :
if you type this original sentence : i am an affiliate.
then you go back 10 spaces and add in the word : active

it should be : i am an active affiliate.
But now it will show : i am an activeate.

Part of the word affiliate is eaten up by the word active.
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  • Profile picture of the author cedricloi
    I just tried and it's working fine for me. Maybe your browser or something. Did you try with a different browser?
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    • Profile picture of the author Newbieee
      Originally Posted by cedricloi View Post

      I just tried and it's working fine for me. Maybe your browser or something. Did you try with a different browser?
      yup, somehow in firefox it has no problem.

      in IE9 there is problem. hmmmm...
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  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    i am on my ipad now, but if i remember correctly most keyboards have an "insert" key that is usually in the same key bunch as the page up, home, end.... keys.

    pressing that key toggles the "overwrite" feature you are experiencing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Newbieee
      Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

      i am on my ipad now, but if i remember correctly most keyboards have an "insert" key that is usually in the same key bunch as the page up, home, end.... keys.

      pressing that key toggles the "overwrite" feature you are experiencing.
      hi

      but if that is the case then it shouldnt work for firefox too.

      but somehow when i tried firefox it worked out well.

      what is wrong with IE. lol.
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      • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
        Originally Posted by Newbieee View Post

        what is wrong with IE. lol.
        Nothing. I use IE and GMail works just fine for me. I am not having the problem you described.
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    I think you hit something weird on your keyboard. I do it occasionally and this happens to me in word. It's really annoying and I don't know what I keep hitting
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  • Profile picture of the author Lee Glynn
    Tap the insert key just above the numlock, that drove me mad for years.
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  • Profile picture of the author LauraJames
    It is working fine here. I am in the Northeastern part of Ontario. It is cold and snowy here, but there are no issues with Gmail. Best wishes to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author kamendra
      G mail is working properly i think something is wrong with your browser.
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  • Profile picture of the author Newbieee
    What do you guys mean when u say its my browser.

    I used firefox and its fine, but IE is not working properly.
    I guess this is what you mean?

    But some of u guys say that your IE is working fine.

    Insert key will affect everything regardless of browser.

    So what is the problem. lol..

    anyways, thanks so far for trying to help.
    appreciated it. guys.
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by Newbieee View Post

      Insert key will affect everything regardless of browser.
      Like every other key on your keyboard, the Insert key affects the current application only.
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  • Profile picture of the author sunray
    This has nothing to do with Gmail. I first experienced this thing long ago when Google or Gmail even didn't exist: it can happen with any text editor. Until today I don't know exactly what causes it (probably some key combination), but I know that: when this happens, I save the work and restart the application. Then it's OK again. In Gmail you should copy the text before closing the browser.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Ausin
    My money is on the insert key
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  • Profile picture of the author Ezyboy
    Originally Posted by Newbieee View Post

    I realized now there is a change in gmail when you are typing an email.

    Try this:

    Type a sentence or a phrase or a word. Then go back a few spaces and add in another word, it will not push the letters further as you are typing, it overwrites it, eating up your existing letters.

    Anyone experiencing the same?

    ie :
    if you type this original sentence : i am an affiliate.
    then you go back 10 spaces and add in the word : active

    it should be : i am an active affiliate.
    But now it will show : i am an activeate.

    Part of the word affiliate is eaten up by the word active.
    please check your browser or pc even
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  • Profile picture of the author MrOfferz
    Yeah, maybe a browser setting?
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  • Profile picture of the author sunray
    Matt is right, it is the insert key that's causing it! Hit it once, the cursor turns thick and then works in replacing mode, hit it once again and it turns back to normal.
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  • Profile picture of the author golf69
    insert key...no doubt
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Henshaw
      It's strange how gmail works for you in Firefox but not in IE.

      Have you been using the MS virtual keyboard and done something with the 'Insert' key there?

      Just a thought,

      Jeff.
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