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Insert Key

Andrew Aronson
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It would be nice to have an indication if one were to nadvertently press the insert key.
Apr 1, 2019  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Unfortunately it's not possible to monitor the Insert key because it's not a global modifier. Each application tracks the Insert status separately.
Apr 1, 2019  • #2
Jos de V
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I have seen several key-status apps for Windows 10 that are able to show the status of the insert-key in the system tray (notification area).
Why can't TrayStatus monitor the insert-key?
Feb 20, 2020  • #3
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Can you link me to them so that I can test them out here?
Feb 20, 2020  • #4
Jos de V
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The URL below points to a program thats able to signal when the insert-key toggles.


On the 'Indications' tab de-select the 'Icon' checkbox and select the 'System Tray Icon' checkbox.
The insert-key indicator in the system tray (notification area) works like a charm.
Feb 20, 2020 (modified Feb 20, 2020)  • #5
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
I've tested out that app, but it has an issue, which is actually the reason that we don't add it in TrayStatus.

The Insert key is tracked by each application itself. So you can have it enabled in one app, and disabled in another app. The 4dots app can't tell the Insert status for each app, so it just assumes it's off when 4dots starts, and then toggles the status each time you press the key.

Where that becomes a problem is a scenario like this:

  • You have an app already open, with Insert turned on
  • You open 4dots, it shows Insert is disabled
  • You press the Insert key, now 4dots shows it's enabled, but the app has it disabled

It also becomes a problem if you turn Insert on in one app, then switch to another app where Insert is off, but 4dots still shows that Insert is on.
Feb 21, 2020  • #6
Jos de V
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Thank you Keith for explaining the issues the INS key will give when implemented in TrayStatus.
So I rest my case
Feb 24, 2020  • #7
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
No worries! Sorry I don't have better news for you
Feb 24, 2020  • #8
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