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Distinct IntelliTerm supports the defining of Quick-Keys. A quick-key is a collection of keystrokes that can be easily referenced and assigned to keys.

To create, edit, and delete macros, select the Quick-Key option from the Terminal Settings command in the Options menu.

Quick-Keys can contain two types of objects—quoted text strings and system commands. A quoted string is an ASCII string enclosed by double quotes. The sample dialog box above has some quoted text. A system command is one of the system commands displayed in the list box.

Creating a Quick-Key

To create a new Quick-Key:

1

First enter the Quick-Key name in the Quick-Key Name text box.

2

Tab to the Assigned Quick-Key String text box and enter the Quick-Key string. A Quick-Key can be up to 1000 bytes long and contain an unlimited number of strings and commands. All words must be separated by a space. For example, you must have a space between system commands and quoted strings.

3

To add system commands to the Assigned Quick-Key String edit box, simply click on the function and then press the Append function. The program will append the command name and add a space if necessary.

When you select System Commands, their descriptions display in the Description box.

4

Click on the Set button to save the Quick-Key.

Once you have added the Quick-Key(s) you want, you can run them by selecting them in the Quick-Key name text box, and clicking on the Run button.

Editing a Quick-Key

To edit an existing Quick-Key, select the Quick-Key name in the list box of existing Quick-Keys. This will copy the name to the Quick-Key name text box and copy the value to the Assigned Quick-Key String text box. Change the Quick-Key as desired and then click on Set to save the new Quick-Key value.

Renaming a Quick-Key

To rename a Quick-Key, select the Quick-Key name in the list box of existing Quick-Keys. This will copy the name to the macro name text box and copy the value to the Assigned Quick-Key String text box. Then, change the name to the new name and click on Set to save the new Quick-Key. Delete the old Quick-Key by selecting the old Quick-Key name and clicking on Clear.

Deleting a Quick-Key

To delete a Quick-Key, select the Quick-Key name in the list box of existing macros. Then click on the Clear button to delete the entry.

Special Quick-Key Functions

There are some special functions which are available only in Quick-Keys. These functions can be used to automate certain operations.

IPause The Intelligent Pause function can be used to synchronize AID generating keys. This function causes the Quick-Key to pause for up to 5 second or until the 3270 keyboard unlocks, whichever comes first. You can insert more than one IPause function if you need to wait for a longer time.

Pause The Pause function can be used to synchronize AID generating keys. This function causes the macro to pause for a ½ second interval regardless of the state of the keyboard. This can be useful if you want a macro to press multiple AID generating keys.

Password The Password function can be used to type the contents of the Password edit field stored in the session profile. This allows you to save a password (encrypted) in a profile and use it without knowing its contents. The password text is only entered if the current field is a non-display field.

Prompt-Password The Prompt-Password function can be used to prompt the user for a password. The contents of the password are stored in an internal variable which can be entered into a hidden field using the Password command described above. For example, if you wanted to create a script that logged you into CMS automatically, your Quick-Key might look something like this:

Home Prompt-Password “CMSUSER” Tab Password Enter

This Quick-Key presses the Home key, prompts for the password, enters a user id called “CMSUSER”, presses the Tab key, enters the password contents, and presses the Enter key.

Run The Run function allows you to run an external program
directly. The function and options are passed by entering text immediately after the Run command in a macro. For example:
Run  “NOTEPAD.EXE  C:CONFIG.SYS”
When using the Run function, a text string must follow the Run function. The text string contains the full command name and any command line options. Any other functions entered after the string are ignored.

Start-Session The Start-Session function allows you to start a new terminal session. The function is passed by entering text immediately after the Start-Session function in a Quick-Key. For example:
Start-Session “profilename”
When using the Start-Session function, a text string must follow the Start-Session function. The text string contains the profile name. Any other functions entered after the string are ignored.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       






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