SET SLK - set Soft Label Key definitions
- [SET] SLK n|OFF [text]
- The SET SLK command allows the user to specify a short text description to be displayed on the bottom of the screen, using the terminal 's built-in Soft Label Keys, or the last line of the screen.'
- The n argument of the command represents the label number from left to right, with the first label numbered 1.
- OFF turns off display of the Soft Label Keys. This is the same as executing [SET] SLK n with no optional text for each label displayed.
- The main use for this command is to describe the function assigned to a function key, in place of a reserved line .
- On those platforms that support a pointing device, clicking the left mouse button on the Soft Label Key, is equivalent to pressing the associated function key.
- The number of Soft Label Keys displayed is dependent on which curses library THE is using. PDCurses can display 10 keys with the length of the text argument 7 characters on a screen that is 80 columns wide. The number of characters that can be displayed increases with the width of the screen. Other curses implementations, limit the number of Soft Label Keys to 8, with a text width of 8 characters. Some curses implementations do not support Soft Label Keys.
- XEDIT: N/A
- KEDIT: N/A
- See Also:
- SET COLOUR
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