[Geany-Users] Editing question

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Fri Apr 9 12:22:27 UTC 2021

On Fri, 9 Apr 2021 at 22:11, o1bigtenor <o1bigtenor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings
> Stumbled upon geany when looking for a plain text editor that had very
> strong AND intuitive search and replace functions and capabilities.
> Trusty vi  just wasn't allowing my brain to wrap around any kind of
> technique and since finding geany - - - - well I've been using it for
> a number of years and don't see that changing - - - - - so many thanks
> for a wonderful product that I likely use only a tiny fraction of its
> tools or capabilities.
> Ran into something and am not sure how to get around or fix.
> Opened a previous document - - text - - created in Geany.
> Wanted to edit a few words by deleting them (using backspace key) and
> then desiring to type in the new word. What resulted was that the word
> was deleted but the insertion started overlapping the remaining
> previous text.

Check you have not accidentally gone into overtype mode (insert key on
most keyboards) which shows as the cursor changing from a vertical bar
to a fat underline and teh status bar INS becomes OVR.  If so press
insert again.


> Is there a way to edit text, removing anything from parts of a word to
> even complete phrases, and then entering anything from a new bit (of a
> word) to possibly even paragraphs (if not even more) without 'writing
> over' the remaining previous text?
> (Have I explained this badly - - - I hope not!)
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