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Providing Access to Emulator Functions Not Assigned to the Keyboard

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103193D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Leslie, L: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of providing the user access to functions that are implemented in the emulator, but are not provided on the default keyboard mapping.

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Providing Access to Emulator Functions Not Assigned to the Keyboard

      Disclosed is a method of providing the user access to functions
that are implemented in the emulator, but are not provided on the
default keyboard mapping.

      New local functions are being provided for emulators as they
evolve. Many of these functions are similar to other functions.  Some
of these functions are used by one set of users, but not another. A
solution was needed that would provide all of the functions for all
of the users. At the same time a default keyboard layout was needed
that would provide a subset of functions for a varied set of users
and allow those functions to be placed in logical places on the
keyboard.

      A composite list of functions was provided that users could
choose functions from. This allowed a default keyboard layout to be
provided that gave users a useful subset of the total function set.
Users who need a specfic subset can choose from the total list and
create their own keyboard layout with the functions their job
requires.

      A remap function was provided for users to pick the functions
they need from the function list and place the functions on the
keyboard where they are best for the user.

      Disclosed anonymously.