# Use Insert as a shortcut for Insert keyframe?

The default shortcut for "Insert keyframe" is I, which is achieved by holding the mouse over for example the Location Transform, and pressing I. I want to use the Insert key instead.

Even if I overwrite all the shortcuts that are called something with Insert keyframe and/or use the I key, it doesn't work. It's still the I key that is active.

Is there something special about the Insert key that makes it unusable? I noticed "Toggle overwrite" was using the Insert, but even if I turned it off, while all shortcuts were assigned to Insert, I still couldn't insert keyframes.

Anyone has a clue on this?

• I could replace (on Windows) the I with Insert without problems. – lbalazscs Dec 19 '16 at 0:44
• @Ibalazscs At least in the User Preferences you cant. Note that Niclas mentioned hovering over a property, then pressing "insert". In all other context's it works fine. – Leander Dec 19 '16 at 0:49
• Indeed. Maybe this one is hardcoded and cannot be changed. – lbalazscs Dec 19 '16 at 1:02
• Oh that's a pity. Instictively I keep pressing the insert button.. :P – Niclas Dec 19 '16 at 17:02