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  1. #1

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    Dec 26, 2008
    Question Insert Key
    I working with mind mapping software on the web that requires the user to press the "insert" key to create a new idea.

    Now of course my macbook does not have this key.

    Can anyone help me with an alternative??

    Thank you

  2. #2

    hughvane's Avatar
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    May 18, 2008
    Banks Peninsula, New Zealand
    MacMini 2.4, 8 Gb, OS 10.10 and 10.6; MacBook 2.4, 4 Gb, OS 10.6.8
    Have you got space to use an external keyboard? That's the way I'd deal with it, buy a generic PC USB keyboard. They're cheap, they work well with OS X - and they have the Insert key! I should add though that some applications interpret the Insert key as the Help menu, and in Finder it appears to do nothing.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Dec 26, 2008
    Unhappy P.s.
    I should have mentioned that as I wish to use this with a class - adding an external keybard is not an option.


  4. #4

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    Aug 05, 2008
    Take a look at this site (Where's my Insert key?! - Mac Forums, as a couple of people had the same issue with a different program and found a workaround that hopefully will work for you. Hope this helps!

  5. #5

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    Dec 26, 2008
    Still no luck
    Thanks David but no luck there

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    Telling us the name of the software may help.
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