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Panel Interface Escape Technique

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060082D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Greene, CS: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

By using a command key, a user can escape or bypass the panel interface then in use, access functions not provided in the panel interface, and then return to the original panel interface.

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Panel Interface Escape Technique

By using a command key, a user can escape or bypass the panel interface then in use, access functions not provided in the panel interface, and then return to the original panel interface.

Sophisticated users will occasionally need to escape from or bypass the panel interface in use to perform other complex functions. UNIX (AT&T Bell Laboratories), for instance, provides numerous UNIX commands not provided in the panel interface which a sophisticated user may need to access.

A command key is provided which, when depressed, causes a pop-up entry area to be displayed. The user can enter UNIX commands, which are run and whose output is displayed in place of the window, and then return to the original panel interface.

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