Saturday, June 30, 2012

Apple's Missing "Insert" Key

The extended Apple keyboard lacks an "insert" key.  If you're running Windows in a virtual machine, there are some apps where that key would be very useful.  Well, it turns out that a Windows virtual machine sees your keyboard a little differently than MacOS does.  Press the "clear" button, and you're actually toggling the "numlock" setting.  Once out of numlock mode, pressing the zero key is actually hitting the "insert" key.


  1. Thanks - been looking for this one off and on for a while.

    On the Apple Extended Keyboard, in Mac RDC & via the numeric keypad, pressing [Clear] followed by Zero sends an << insert >>

    Works perfectly!

  2. THANK YOU! You just saved me hours of irritation.