This is a really stupid question but

Is there a way to switch from only using command-k to edit to just editing manually?

A lot of the time it doesn’t let me simply edit code by myself for some reason…

I don’t totally understand - by “switch to just editing manually”, do you mean that CMD-K wrote some code, and you haven’t pressed Accept or Reject, but you want to edit its code?

more on the lines of i don’t want to use the ai tools like CMD-K or CMD-L and just want to edit on my own - it doesn’t really let me do that for some reason

Would you be able to share a screen recording of this?