FreeDOS help system (hhstndrd 1.0.8 en)[keyman]

Command: keyman

KEYMAN is a simple macro recorder which is installed as a memory resident program that allows simple (re)definition of keys.


[loadhigh] keyman


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KEYMAN can only be loaded if XKEYB is already resident in memory. It is activated by a Hotkey (F11 by default). After activation KEYMAN will pop up a window on the display. Now you can either press a key to which you want to assign a new macro, or press the Hotkey again to redefine it. If you pressed a key which already had a macro assigned to it, the current macro will be printed in the window. This macro can be edited by using the BACKSPACE key to erase the displayed keystrokes (to include a BACKSPACE keystroke as part of the macro, press ALT and "8" on the numeric keypad). After pressing the Hotkey again the macro will be allocated and the window will disappear. Note: If the key you pressed did NOT already have a macro assigned to it, that key will be defaulted as the first keystroke of the macro (i.e. if you pressed CTRL-D, the macro will initially consist of the keystroke "CTRL-D"). If the new macro consisted of more than one character, an XString will be automatically created and assigned to the key (if enough XString space was allocated via the /Xnn switch when XKEYB was installed). If you pressed the Hotkey after the activation of KEYMAN, KEYMAN will ask you to press the new Hotkey. After pressing a key the window will disappear and the key pressed will become the new Hotkey. If you want to save an interactively created key allocation, then you can do this by using the command LISTXDEF >xyz.KEY KEYMAN comes with the packet XKEYB.


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cpidos display kc keyb keycode klib kpdos listxdef mkeyb mode xkeyb ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Copyright (C) 2002-2003 Aitor SANTAMARIA MERINO, updated 2008 by W. Spiegl. This file is derived from the FreeDOS Spec Command HOWTO. See the file H2Cpying for copying conditions.