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How to browse using mouse instead of using F7 & F8 ?

 
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leo_sangha

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:57 pm    Post subject: How to browse using mouse instead of using F7 & F8 ?
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Hi All,

Can anybody share how to change the settings to browse the Mainframe screens by using mouse instead of using Functions keys F7 & F8 all the time.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:01 pm    Post subject:
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If it can be done at all, that would be an terminal emulator function NOT a mainframe function. Check the documentation for the terminal emulator you are using. Mainframe screens are not interactive the way PC screens are, so mouse functions would have to be captured by your emulator, translated into a PF7 or PF8, and the appropriate key sequence sent by your emulator to the mainframe. Even if you can get it to work, the action will not be the smooth moving of a PC mouse -- more like jumping.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:03 pm    Post subject:
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The terminal emulator you are using is most likely emulating a 3270 terminal, these did not have a mouse. You might be able to create hot spots on the screen that you can click on to generate a PF7 or PF8 key press. Read the documents for your terminal emulator.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:04 pm    Post subject:
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Robert
You type faster then me.
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The class in high school I've gotten most use from was a typing class which my guidance counselor signed me up for over my protests because he needed one person for the class to make.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:21 pm    Post subject:
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Robert Sample wrote:
The class in high school I've gotten most use from was a typing class which my guidance counselor signed me up for over my protests because he needed one person for the class to make.


I took it in high school because most of the rest of the class was girls. But now there is no bell before the end of the line and I can't find the carriage return lever.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to browse using mouse instead of using F7 &
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Thanks Robert & Craq,

I'll try to find emulator info somewhere.
Nice crack though icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:12 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Suggest that your time will better spent learning how to more productively use the features of the 3270/tso/ispf/etc. . . rather than trying to get the system to act like a pc. . .

Keep in mind that if you use the mouse to accomplish a scroll up or scroll down 1 line, every touch of the mouse will generate an entire transaction to/from the mainframe. The 3270 is "block" mode (interrupt keys cause a block to be sent to the cpu as opposed to every keystroke on the pc goes directly to the cpu).
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:41 pm    Post subject:
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you could map your emulator to the screen up and screen down keys of the keyboard. (the ones under the PAUSE key on the right side of the keyboard).
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Bill Dennis

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:23 am    Post subject:
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IBM's PCom emulator has pop-up keypads (right click the mouse) that can be customized to include PFx buttons as well as Enter. A mouse click on the button will do whatever.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply to: How to browse using mouse instead of using F7 &
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For IBM's PCom emulator, use Edit -> Preferences to set the hotspots.

Check the boxes for 'PFnn' and 'Fnn' (possibly others).

I also suggest checking 'Enter at cursor position'. That allows you to navigate some menus by clicking on point&shoot fields.

NOTE to ISPF developers: please implement point and shoot fields in your menu panels.

I also have 'Execute URL' as a hotspot preference. The emulator will launch a browser window.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 4:24 am    Post subject: Re: Reply to: How to browse using mouse instead of using F7
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Pedro wrote:
NOTE to ISPF developers: please implement point and shoot fields in your menu panels.
Point and shoot has been part of most menu panels for about 15 years. Use the CUAATTR command to see them more easily. People who change the panels tend to not implement point and shoot. I doubt there are any ISPF developers here though
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply to: How to browse using mouse instead of using F7 &
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"People who change the panels" = "ISPF developers"
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:57 pm    Post subject:
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When I develop a new ISPF application, I define only menu items as PS fields. I don't think that every field should be PS.

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