How to permanently disable the insert key

Your not the only one that is annoyed by the insert key.  We all hate it when that insert key is accidentally pressed or is enabled and starts messing up sentences we are typing by doing the over write thing.  I hate it when that happens.

angry at computer insert key

  1. Go to Start → Run → regedit

  2. Go to HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout

  3. Right-click on the right half of the screen and choose New → Binary Value

  4. Name the new value Value Scancode Map

  5. Enter 000000000000000002000000000052E000000000

  6. Close regedit.

  7. Reboot.

  8. You can physically remove the Insert key off of your keyboard when done LOL.

You can also follow this Wikihow tutorial on how to do it with picture tutorials so you can see exactly how it’s done.

To disable in Microsoft Word on Mac: