The Function Keys tab lets you select which set of key labels are displayed along the bottom of your screen, and lets you customize eight user keys. A user key definition consists of the following:
See Using Nonprintable Characters for more information.
To reconfigure a function key:
These characters may be handled as if they were entered into the keyboard, or to specify Host Integrator commands. Use the Home, End, arrow keys, or the mouse, to quickly edit a long string. To delete characters, use Backspace or Delete.
To include escape sequences and ASCII control codes in the user key string, select Insert special characters. If you're using the Tab key to tab through the dialog box fields, you must clear the Insert special characters check box; otherwise you'll insert the ASCII tab character each time you press the Tab key.
The following table shows some examples of keys and key combinations that create certain escape sequences (shown by the two-letter mnemonic that appears on your screen):
|Press this...||To include this sequence...|
Note: To remove a special character, you must first clear the Insert special characters box.
Normal The key string is treated exactly as if it had been typed from the keyboard; a carriage return is not automatically transmitted.
If the Host Integrator is in local mode, the string displays on the screen and any embedded escape sequences are executed locally. In remote mode with local echo off, the string is transmitted to the host. It executes and displays only if the host system echoes. For example, use this attribute to store commands that have changing parameters (like the phone number needed to dial different modems).
Local The key string is executed locally, and not transmitted to the host. For example, you could assign a user key to home the cursor and clear the display.
Transmit In remote mode, the Host Integrator sends the key string to the host after completing a block transfer handshake, automatically transmitting a carriage return. For example, use this attribute to store commonly used commands (such as program run commands) in a user key. In local mode, pressing a user key with this attribute has no effect.