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What does the pipe cursor mean? [message #171514] Tue, 03 August 2004 16:21 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: b.glick.freightek.com

My cursor suddenly looks like the pipe character key on the keyboard
(vertical line, broken in the middle). What did I do to make it like this?
Is there a reference somewhere where I could have found the answer by
myself?

Thanks,
Brian
Re: What does the pipe cursor mean? [message #171523 is a reply to message #171514] Tue, 03 August 2004 16:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: daniel.megert.gmx.net

Brian Glick wrote:

>My cursor suddenly looks like the pipe character key on the keyboard
>(vertical line, broken in the middle). What did I do to make it like this?
>Is there a reference somewhere where I could have found the answer by
>myself?
>
>Thanks,
>Brian
>
>
>
>
This means smart typing is disabled. To enable it again do one of the
following:
- type Ctrl+Shift+Insert
- double-click on "Overwrite" in the status line
- check Edit > Smart Insert mode

HTH
Dani
Re: What does the pipe cursor mean? [message #171531 is a reply to message #171514] Tue, 03 August 2004 16:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tom Hofmann is currently offline Tom HofmannFriend
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Brian Glick wrote:
> My cursor suddenly looks like the pipe character key on the keyboard
> (vertical line, broken in the middle).

It signals that you are in Raw Insert Mode (as opposed to Smart Mode),
which means you don't get any auto-indentation etc.

> What did I do to make it like this?

Edit->Smart Insert Mode (Ctrl+Shift+Insert by default)

-tom
Re: What does the pipe cursor mean? [message #171539 is a reply to message #171523] Tue, 03 August 2004 16:31 Go to previous message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: b.glick.freightek.com

Thank you.

"Daniel Megert" <daniel.megert@gmx.net> wrote in message
news:ceoe4m$60k$1@eclipse.org...
> Brian Glick wrote:
>
> >My cursor suddenly looks like the pipe character key on the keyboard
> >(vertical line, broken in the middle). What did I do to make it like
this?
> >Is there a reference somewhere where I could have found the answer by
> >myself?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >Brian
> >
> >
> >
> >
> This means smart typing is disabled. To enable it again do one of the
> following:
> - type Ctrl+Shift+Insert
> - double-click on "Overwrite" in the status line
> - check Edit > Smart Insert mode
>
> HTH
> Dani
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