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Character Locate As a Cursor Movement Technique on Unintelligent Display Station

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060440D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Naatz, DC Rowlance, EJ Wenz, DG [+details]

Abstract

This invention provides the function of Character Locate as a cursor movement technique on dependent display stations. The IBM Displaywriter system provides a function called Character Locate to assist in finding the end of a string of text to be Copied, Moved, or Deleted. When Character Locate is active, pressing a key on the keyboard causes the cursor to move to the next occurrence of that character in the document. This function is only available as part of the Copy, Move, or Delete Text functions. As part of the DisplayWrite/36, the Character Locate function is available as a cursor movement technique whenever desired by the operator. This function is activated by pressing a host-designated PF key and can be reset by pressing the Error Reset key.