Example of Using the Keyboard Configuration Utility

The following example shows how to use the Keyboard Configuration utility to alter the Animator key list. It describes the steps required to insert, delete and change key definitions. The example assumes that the file cobkeymp has not been previously created and hence the values shown by the Keyboard Configuration utility are the defaults.

  1. Invoke the Keyboard Configuration utility.
  2. Press 2 from the main menu to display the Alter Function Key Definition menu.
  3. Press 2 to specify that you want to alter the Animator key list.

    The screen for Animator function key 1 appears.

  4. Press D to delete the definition of this key.

    The screen for function key 2 now shows.

  5. Press Space to skip over the key definition and continue to do so until the screen for Cursor Up appears.
  6. Press Ctrl and U. The hexadecimal value corresponding to Ctrl+U appears as the definition of Cursor Up. This has now replaced the old value of Cursor Up.

    The screen for Cursor Down now appears.

  7. Press I to insert a definition and then press Ctrl +D. The hexadecimal value for Ctrl+D appears. The next screen is then displayed showing the value for Cursor Down which already exists, that is, there are now two definitions available for Cursor Down.
  8. Press Q to quit and return to the Alter Function Key Definition menu.
  9. Press 5 to return to the main menu.
  10. Press 3 to save the new function key definitions. This creates the cobkeymp file.
  11. You can review the changes you have just made by pressing 1. This enters the Review Existing Function Key Definitions menu. Press 2 from this menu to review the Animator key list definitions. This shows the values of all keys in the Animator key list and contains the new values entered.
  12. Press 6 to return to the main menu when you have reviewed all of the Animator function keys.
  13. Press 4 to exit.

In order to demonstrate the changes you have just made using the Keyboard Configuration utility, it is necessary to invoke Animator.

After entering Animator, the Animator screen appears.

When you press:

Key Description
F1=Help Nothing happens because the definition of Animator function key 1 was deleted.
<up-arrow> Nothing happens because the definition of <up-arrow> was changed.
Ctrl+U The cursor moves up one line. This is because Ctrl+U was mapped onto the function to move the cursor up one line.
<down-arrow> This still moves the cursor down one line.
Ctrl+D This also moves the cursor down one line because Ctrl+D was inserted as a new definition, and the old definition (<down-arrow>) was retained.

The defaults can be recovered by either using the Keyboard Configuration utility and returning the key definitions to their old values, or by simply deleting cobkeymp.