How to change cursor from horizontal back to vertical?

  • I was using the program when suddenly my cursor changed from a vertical between characters to a horizontal one under them. How do I change this back?

  • the cursor indicates the current editor mode
    | is insert
    _ is overwrite

    in the lower right corner of the notepad++ status bar window, you will see “OVR”
    click it until you see “INS”

    this triggers the insert (default) or overwrite mode.
    in overwrite mode everything you write will overwrite the text that was at that position.

  • Thank you. I didn’t realized I ever hit the insert key at all. I have never actually used it ever before.

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