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Method to Provide Programmable Function Keys

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064877D
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 Peebles, T Sheppard, R Shipp, K [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to allow operators of an interactive information handling system to assign their own choices of functions/tasks to programmable keys. Keystroke Programming (KP) allows operators of interactive information handling systems to capture a sequence of keystrokes and later play them back instead of retyping them. In some KP arrangements, 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 diskette for later use. When operators choose to save a keystroke program, they are prompted for a document name in which the program will be saved.