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Temporary Suspension of Keystroke Save

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045984D
Original Publication Date: 1983-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Repass, JT: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Keystroke save routines can be rendered applicable to a wide range of programs by providing for suspension of saved keys unique to a limited number of programs.

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Temporary Suspension of Keystroke Save

Keystroke save routines can be rendered applicable to a wide range of programs by providing for suspension of saved keys unique to a limited number of programs.

During standard keystroke save routines, all keys, including those for answering prompts, are saved. Similarly, during playback, keys that answer prompts are played back exactly as they were saved. This restricts the use of stored keystroke routines to specific diskettes/ documents since the diskette/document names keyed in response to prompts are saved and played back.

Interruption or suspension of a save routine for a single key is impractical due to the effort required to enter and exit the routine. This effort is eliminated, and temporary suspension is provided by structuring and/or programming a keyboard/display word processing system in use to respond to a single suspend key. Following depression of the suspend key, subsequent keys will not be saved. The save mode can be resumed by pressing the save key again. During playback, playback will be suspended when the suspend key is played back. This allows the operator to key responses to prompts, etc. Playback is resumed when the playback key is played back. This simple entering and exiting of the routine allows the operator to create more general-purpose keystroke programs.

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