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Method to Ensure Proper Insert/Replace Mode During Keystroke Programming

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064866D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bracht, CJ Gentry, ML Peebles, T [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to ensure that the proper insert/replace mode is active when keystroke programs are played back. Keystroke Programming (KP) allows the operator of an interactive information handling system to capture a sequence of keystrokes and later play them back instead of retyping them. In some KP systems approximately 500 keystrokes can be captured in a keystroke program which is kept in system memory for immediate re-use. While in system memory, keystroke programs can be revised. They can also be saved on diskettes for later use. Since keystroke programs can be captured, stored on diskette/disk, and played back at a later date, a problem can arise if the insert/ replace mode that was active when the program was created is not the same as the mode active when the program is played back.