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A method is described to dynamically display the function keys across the bottom of the screen and only display those which are valid at a specific point in time.
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Dynamic Display of Function Keys
A method is described to dynamically display the function keys across the
bottom of the screen and only display those which are valid at a specific point in
An application program provides a variety of functions available to the user at
different instances in the execution of the program. Function keys are used to
access these functions. Some of the functions do not necessarily apply to all
areas of the system at all times, while other functions are constant throughout the
system. Showing functions that are not active at a particular instant in the
program may be confusing to the user as the user needs to know only those
functions that apply to the current task that is being executed.
In accordance with the new method, if the user is in doubt about which keys
are available, a simple glance at the bottom of the display will provide sufficient
information to continue the task.