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Diagonal Cursor Move Keys

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046657D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Troan, LE: AUTHOR

Abstract

Most terminals have keyboards with keys that can move a cursor up, down, left or right. Some even have a "home" position key. To facilitate operator control, these keys are usually arranged in a "cross" pattern. An additional function of four new diagonal movement keys, as shown in the drawing, facilitates additional cursor movement and thus improves operator throughput. Implementation can be by microcode, the keys yielding keyboard scan codes like any other.

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Diagonal Cursor Move Keys

Most terminals have keyboards with keys that can move a cursor up, down, left or right. Some even have a "home" position key. To facilitate operator control, these keys are usually arranged in a "cross" pattern. An additional function of four new diagonal movement keys, as shown in the drawing, facilitates additional cursor movement and thus improves operator throughput. Implementation can be by microcode, the keys yielding keyboard scan codes like any other.

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