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Keystroke Record and Playback Arrangement With Pause and Resume Functions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064847D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Cross, TE Fussell, DK King, SA McKenna, T [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to allow the operator of an interactive text processing system to enter variable keystrokes while playing back a set of keystrokes that were previously recorded employing the keystroke and playback record functions. In record mode, the operator may press the Alt + 5 key to display a window and select from a displayed window pause-keystrokes not recorded. The pause event is stored in memory. No keystrokes are recorded until the operator presses the Alt + 5 key and selects resume- record keystrokes. In playback, the occurrence of a pause entry in the keystroke file produces a break in the keystroke playback. The system alerts the operator, who may enter variable keystrokes.