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Posted by: Bob Cozzi
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Time to Modernize Function Key Names Fn=Exit, s-F9=Cmd Entry
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Published: 31 Mar 2014
Revised: 01 Apr 2014 - 1178 days ago
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Time to Modernize Function Key Names Fn=Exit, s-F9=Cmd Entry Published by: Bob Cozzi on 31 Mar 2014 view comments(5)

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Posted by: clbirk
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Comment on: Time to Modernize Function Key Names Fn=Exit, s-F9=Cmd Entry
Posted: 3 years 2 months 23 days 23 hours 52 minutes ago

I was going to argue with you, because some thin clients have 122 key keyboards with those "cmd" keys (13-24).  Some gui like processors that take the the green screen and "gui-ize" it (sort of), use the F16, etc. to know what to do).

And I was going to say it is more confusing to do the shift+F3 as you noted, UNTIL I realized that in most window apps they have like Alt+F3 or Ctrl+F5 or shift+F8 so you are correct.

Easiest method is simply to have a browser application. (grin)

 

chris

Posted by: Viking
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Comment on: Time to Modernize Function Key Names Fn=Exit, s-F9=Cmd Entry
Posted: 3 years 2 months 23 days 22 hours 19 minutes ago

I remember having that keyboard you posted a photo of and I loved it.  The feel and clicking of the keys was great.

smile

Posted by: clbirk
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Comment on: Time to Modernize Function Key Names Fn=Exit, s-F9=Cmd Entry
Posted: 3 years 2 months 23 days 22 hours 10 minutes ago

I think the last ibm 5250 twinax terminal I had was a 5291 model 2. We moved over to IO Corp terminals which had very nice keyboards, etc. I think at one time, I had close to 250 terminals at various locations. I still have an older twinax machine running and those monitors are still running....

But yes, quite nice keyboards whether they be ibm's or io corp's.

 

c

 

Posted by: mrqueue
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Comment on: Time to Modernize Function Key Names Fn=Exit, s-F9=Cmd Entry
Posted: 3 years 2 months 22 days 20 hours 14 minutes ago
Edited: Tue, 01 Apr, 2014 at 12:54:22 (1178 days ago)

Notwithstanding it being a moot point at this stage, but isn't consistency the most important thing? The population of users has been dumbed down to the point where they can't/don't read anyway--if they can't get a reaction via a mouse click, it's "HELP! My system is broke. Should I reboot?"

Posted by: Ringer
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Posted: 3 years 2 months 22 days 18 hours 21 minutes ago

I sometimes click on the F18 or whatever. No shift or math needed. Client Access does not recognize s+F6 as a hotspot (well, it does but as F6 not F18). And Citrix already has some of the F13-F24 reserved so if you for example, hit F15, it asks if you want to disconnect. Uh no. So click on F15 instead. For the browser interface, we all click on SUBMIT and other such "Go" buttons. I certainly make suggestions but the bottom line is the business side and the project managers determine the blueprint and we construct based on that blueprint. If they want s+F6, no problem.