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Change or Rearrangement of a Keyboard

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048289D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Adam, TL: AUTHOR [+8]

Abstract

A method is provided which allows an operator to insert a different set of graphic keys for a keyboard or to rearrange the keyboard in order to type on a keyboard that is more familiar to the operator.

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Change or Rearrangement of a Keyboard

A method is provided which allows an operator to insert a different set of graphic keys for a keyboard or to rearrange the keyboard in order to type on a keyboard that is more familiar to the operator.

The arrangement of the keyboard specifies the characters that may be typed on the keyboard and where they appear. The default arrangement of the keyboard is what appears on the tops of the keys. If the operator wants to change the keyboard arrangement, the operator must depress the keyboard change key. The system will then change to the system default keyboard, will update the keyboard number on a status line and will prompt: Type new keyboard number; press ENTER:

The operator may then either type in the new keyboard

number and enter it or press the cancel key, thereby

restoring the keyboard number to its previous value. Once

the keyboard number is typed and entered, the system will

verify that a valid keyboard number has been entered.

If a valid number has been entered, the prompt will be removed, the keyboard number on the status line will be updated, the system will change to the new keyboard number, and the system will return to the mode that was active when the keyboard change key was pressed. If an invalid keyboard number has been entered, the system will post the following message: Keyboard not in alternate keyboards. and will leave the prompt (but not the operator entered value) on the prompt line. The operator must the...