Bug #37547 Text Overwrite (toggled by the insert key) does not function properly
Submitted: 20 Jun 2008 14:38 Modified: 11 Feb 2009 14:55
Reporter: Don Robertson Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Administrator Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:1.2.12 OS:Microsoft Windows
Assigned to: Mike Lischke
Triage: D3 (Medium)

[20 Jun 2008 14:38] Don Robertson
Description:
When pressing the Insert key to overwrite text, the text cursor appropriately changes to a black box.
When using to replace characters, however, it erases the remainder of the line in which you are working.
For example,
I have the line
SELECT * FROM files WHERE ID = oID;
I want to change oID to nID, so I press the insert key and place the cursor on the 'o'. Pressing n changes the line to this:
SELECT * FROM files WHERE ID = n
Edit:Undo will not undo it, and the remainder of the line is lost.

How to repeat:
Write a line of code in a stored procedure, then place the cursor on insert mode and type a character.
The remainder of the line will disappear, and there is no way to undo the error other than re-type the information.

Suggested fix:
Correct how the insert mode changes data.
[20 Jun 2008 14:42] Miguel Solorzano
Thank you for the bug report.
[11 Feb 2009 14:55] Mike Lischke
Fixed as part of fixing Bug #35092