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Delayed Single-Step Playback of Saved Keystrokes

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045985D
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

Agarawal, HC: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

Providing for continuous, single-step, and delayed single-step playbackimparts flexibility to keyboard/display word processing system keystroke save routines.

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Delayed Single-Step Playback of Saved Keystrokes

Providing for continuous, single-step, and delayed single-step playbackimparts flexibility to keyboard/display word processing system keystroke save routines.

If saved keystrokes are only played back as a continuous stream from beginning to end, an operator will have difficulty both detectingany errors in the keystroke sequence and monitoring the progress of the sequence. This is due to the rate at which the keystrokes are normally played back.

This problem is overcome by providing two types of operator selectable playback for keystrokes. One is continuous, and the other is single-step or one at a time. To further facilitate error detectionand usability of the single-step playback mode, an operator-specifiable delay between keystroke execution is also provided. Advantages of providing the delay are variable playback, and inadvertent multiple key depression problems are overcome.

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