Disable insert mode on Apple Magic Keyboard & Windows

I recently began using the Apple Magic Keyboard with my docking station. I use my docking station for my MacBook Pro and my Dell XPS 13.

I highly recommend the Cable Matters Thunderbolt 3 dock, which works great with a single cable to my MacBook or my Dell XPS 13 and also provides charging & power to both laptops.

All was fine until I accidentally toggled the keyboard into insert mode in Windows 10. Insert mode overwrites characters if you move the cursor earlier in the sentence to make an edit.

To disable insert mode on Windows 10 using the Apple Magic Keyboard

  1. Press clear, above the 7 on the numeric keypad.
  2. Then press 0 (zero) on the numeric keypad.

Are you using an Apple Magic Keyboard without a numeric keypad? Try this.

  • Press Fn – I at the same time.

I don’t have an Apple keyboard without a numeric keyboard to test on, so let me know if this works.

Another option to disable insert mode

  1. Go to the Start Menu.
  2. Search for On-Screen Keyboard app and open it.
  3. Click the insert key on the virtual keyboard.

Are you looking to purchase an Apple Magic Keyboard or Mouse? Use the links below.

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