Version: (using KDE 4.3.1)
Installed from: Debian testing/unstable Packages
Most editing programs and widgets indicate whether editing is being performed in insert or overwrite mode. Usually, a line-shaped text cursor indicates insert mode, and a box-shaped cursor indicates overwrite mode. But the KMail Composer only ever has a line-shaped cursor. (Some programs also have an indication in the status bar, but KMail does not have that, either.)
A number of times I've gone to add words in the middle of an email and after typing out a sentence realise that I've accidentally hit the "Insert" key and overwritten a bunch of text. It just occurred to me why I never seem to notice before I start typing: because KMail won't tell me what editing mode I'm in like other programs will.
Agreed. But it's a wish, not a bug.
Git commit 31c0b18ab37e16edfe0ebb2a7ea4abee5698a1c5 by Montel Laurent.
Committed on 11/09/2011 at 12:45.
Pushed by mlaurent into branch 'master'.
Bug 207035 - Composer gives no indication when editing in overwrite mode, rather than insert mode
M +15 -1 kmail/kmcomposewin.cpp
M +2 -0 kmail/kmcomposewin.h