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This article describes a user specifiable area on an interactive displa screen which provides a scratchpad field and a field for entering commands.
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Session Manager User Specifiable Area
This article describes a user specifiable area on an interactive displa screen
which provides a scratchpad field and a field for entering commands.
The user specifiable area is a portion of the display screen of an interactive
keyboard/display terminal which will be maintained by a session manager for the
duration of a session. That is, any information which the user enters into this
area is not changed by the session manager. Refer to the figure below. See
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To use the user specifiable area as a scratchpad, the user positions the
cursor in the area and keys in the information. For example, suppose a
particularly important item of information is produced by the user during this
session, and is located at line 356 of the session log. By entering 356 into the
user specifiable area, the user has available a visual reminder for relocating the
item later in the session.
To use the user specifiable area for entering session manager commands,
the user positions the cursor in the area and keys in the session manager
command. Thereafter, by positioning the cursor in the area and actuating the
ENTER key, the contents of the user specifiable area are passed to the session
manager as if they had been typed in the command area, and are executed as a
session manager command. The information in this area is not destroyed when
selected by the cursor key, and is maintained as part of the user's session until