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Keyswap Jr. Version 1.0 TSR that allows users to reprogram their function keys to other keys. Useful for laptop users with frequently used keys in awkward positions. Or reprogram your application function keys.

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Keyswap, Jr Version 1.0
Utility that allows you to remap your
function keys. Useful for laptop users
with keys in awkward places or people
that want to reprogram their function
keys in their application programs.


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Keyswap Jr. Version 1.0 TSR that allows users to reprogram their function keys to other keys. Useful for laptop users with frequently used keys in awkward positions. Or reprogram your application function keys.
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Contents of the KSJR.DOC file


KEYSWAP Jr. Version 1.0

INTRODUCTION

Keyswap Jr. program allows users to program their function keys to
suit their environment and taste. No longer is the user locked into
the function keys which have been defined by specifications long
ago. This program allows the user to tailor their functions keys to
transmit any single keycode.

Keyswap Jr. is also useful for laptop users with frequently used
keys in awkward positions. You can program these awkwardly placed
keys to your function keys.

Keyswap Jr. is basically two programs... KSJR and KEDITJR.

KEDITJR: This program allows the user to make selected substitute
keys to existing function keys.

KSJR: This program invokes the changes made with the KEDITJR
program.

How it works...

First you must substitute the Function keys to a new value. At the
DOS prompt simply type KEDITJR . (An alternative to this is
KEDITJR ). The following screen appears:






Enter Input File Name












This screen is used to enter a file name and extension if desired.
Remember, like any DOS based system 8 letters are the maximum with
a maximum of three for the extension.

Example:

filename.key

Make the file name as simple as possible. This will help you
remember the name. For example, if you want to program the function
keys for your Wordstar application, you could name the file
WORDSTAR.KEY to indicate this file changes the function keys for
Wordstar.

After you have entered the file name a second screen appears.







Enter File Description
Wordstar











This screen can be used to give a brief description to the what the
changes are to the function key. You can enter any legal character
in this field. Use the same example for the Wordstar file name:

Example:

F9, F10 programmed to .

This will help you remember the reason you wanted to change these
keys.

After the description screen, press the key and the third
screen appears, which is the actual programming screen.





Select the key you want to change:


Key Selection Current Value
F1 => F1
F2 => F2
F3 => F7
F4 => F4
F5 => F5
F6 => F6
F7 => F7
F8 => F8
F9 => F9
F10 => F10




Enter - Select Choice F10 - Save file and exit ESC - Abort







This screen shows you the present Key Selection and its Current
Value.

By using the , , , and keys,
you can move the selection bar to the Function key you want to
substitute. Once the selection bar is over the Function key, simply
press the key.

After the key has been pressed, this will activate the
function key you want to substitute. The Substitute screen will
now appear.






Select the key you want to substitute:


White Home
White Up Arrow
White PgUp
Gray -
White Left Arrow
White Right Arrow
Gray +
Gray *
White End
White Down Arrow



Enter - Select Choice ESC - Abort









This screen shows you all the combinations you can make to the
function key. For example, if you want the F9 key to be Page Down
key, simply use the arrow keys to move the selection bar over the
Pg Down selection and press the key. If you press the
key this will cancel the change and return you to the selection
screen. The following is the screen if you successfully substituted
the F10 key with Pg Down key.







Select the key you want to change:


Key Selection Current Value
F1 => F1
F2 => F2
F3 => F7
F4 => F4
F5 => F5
F6 => F6
F7 => F7
F8 => F8
F9 => White PgDn
F10 => White PgUp




Enter - Select Choice F10 - Save file and exit ESC - Abort








Repeat the process for any function key you wish to change.

After all the substitutions have been made, you must save these
changes to a file. At the Selection screen, you may save the newly
substituted function keys file by pressing the key or
canceling by pressing the key (Pressing key cancels all
changes). If you choose the save and exit key, the last
screen will appear.







Enter Output File Name
WORDSTART.KEY










This closing screen gives the user the last chance to save the file
by a different name. If you want to keep the same name simply press
key. If you do not want to change the function keys simply
press the key. Pressing the key will bring you back to
the DOS prompt.

INVOKING CHANGES

Once you have made the changes to the function keys, you must
install the changes. Simply type KSJR . This
command at the DOS prompt will make the substitutions to the
function keys. After invoking this command, any DOS application
will now have the function keys substituted to the keys selected in
the keyedit portion.

You can make multiple keyswap files depending on the applications
you are using. It is recommended to create batch files which will
invoke Keyswap and your application. Review the following example:

EXAMPLE: WORDSTAR.BAT

C:
CD\WORDSTAR
C:\KEYSWAP\KSJR C:\KEYSWAP\WORDSTAR.KEY
WS
C:\KEYSWAP\KSJR -U

* This batch file changes to the Wordstar directory,
substitutes the function keys as defined by the file
Wordstar.fil and executes Wordstar.

EXAMPLE: WORDPERF.BAT

D:
CD\WP51
C:\KEYSWAP\KSJR C:\KEYSWAP\WORDPERF.KEY
WP
C:\KEYSWAP\KSJR -U

* This batch file changes to the Wordperfect directory,
substitutes the function keys as defined by the file
Wordperf.fil and executes Wordperfect.

RESETTING THE FUNCTION KEYS

To reset the function keys back to the default DOS state simply
type KSJR -u at the DOS prompt. This will restore the function keys
to their default condition.

To invoke a new set of programmed function keys, type KSJR
. This new file has now replaced the old
function keys.

WINDOWS

Remember this is a DOS based application, however, it will work
under Windows when you operate the application in the DOS Box.


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