Letters erased while typing in an e-mail

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hjbdmesq

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An attachment below will best explain what i am asking your help for.
Very often[not always] while i am typing a letter in the text of g-mail [i don't know about firefox etc] and i want to add a forgotten letter or so in the text, the next [already typed letter is wiped out and all sequent ones and i have then to type the whole rest of the sentence again.
Any clue how to repair this "evil"?
This does not happen in a word file [wordpad ,WPS writer etc] so it can't be a problem with the keyboard.
Thanks for your help
 

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Wayne
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The curser looks like an overstrike (insert/delete) key
When you type it replaces the character the cursor is over

try clicking on the insert/delete - if a laptop using the FN key
the cursor will change from a block to a line
 

hjbdmesq

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Thanks for an answer.
I am not sure what you mean,but i will try to click on the delete key while typing if this happens [does not happen all the time but very often AND NEVER in a word document.
Does this make sense?
will let you know.
 

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there are two different settings
1 = insert
2 = delete

if you are in the insert setting
when you type , any text is overwritten and not moved to the right
there i a key on the keyboard called
Delete/Insert and that toggles between the two modes
 
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