Function Key Text

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Joerg Hamacher
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Joined: 09 Mar 2016, 00:29

Function Key Text

Post by Joerg Hamacher » 23 May 2019, 00:28

Hi,
in our 5250 screens we often have to use abbreviations for function key texts - just because of screen width limitations.
Is it possible to say axes to automatically add the complete text when displaying the function keys.

Example:
In the 5250-Screen we e.g. only display F8 oder F8=For or F8=Fwd H when we mean F8=Forward.
Can we tell aXes to automatically display "Forward" or "F8=Forward" when finding such abbreviations?
Unfortunately we cannot simply check for F8 because sometimes this function key is used for other functionality than paging - we have to scan the function key text.

Many thanks in advance,
Joerg

Dino
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Joined: 19 May 2017, 08:29

Re: Function Key Text

Post by Dino » 30 May 2019, 10:51

This did the trick for me:

1. added an autogui rule, looking for F4=Prompt,
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2. indicated Button and replaced the caption with Superprompt
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3. just be sure to uncheck "Show function keys on Panel" and it works fine.
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