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Keystroke Reduction of Input-Inhibited Condition Reset With Cursor Key and Enhanced Backspace Key

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060317D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Carver, MH Clarke, KA Dea, YE Fountain, JW Luo, CL [+details]

Abstract

A method is described which requires fewer keystrokes to reset an input-inhibited condition and to correct a keystroke error in the IBM PC Network SNA 3270 Emulation Program Product. The IBM PC Network SNA 3270 Emulation Program is a Program Product which emulates a 3274 Control Unit, 3278/3279 Display and 3287 Printer on the IBM Personal Computer (PC). On a real 3278 display, when an input-inhibited condition occurs, only the Reset key will reset the condition. However, many times input is inhibited because of a 3270 screen's field being full. In this case, the natural action for the operator to take is to press one of the cursor motion keys to move the cursor to a new field.