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Re: Ignorant keyboard question

"Yo Intl." wrote:

> At 07:46 PM 1/11/01 -0500, Leslie Bialler wrote:
> >Would all the files you are talking about be in the same directory? If
> >so, I think the way to begin thinking about this issue would be to
> >configure your startup.int file so that the files in the directory are
> No, they are all over the place, and I don't want to change the listing
> order either. As I said, I would like to have instant access to those
> files. They are all very different, but they have in common that I access
> them frequently. For example, one is a client list, another a job record,
> another one the "jot" file where I dump little snippets of this and that,
> another one would be the very keyboard file that I want to modify, both for
> XY3, XY4, XYwin and NB, and so on.
> I guess I could do this by making a simple text file and turning the
> "sequential windows" function on, so that XY jumps to another window to
> open the file. But I HATE the sequential windows. I want to open the
> respective file in the window I am in.

Then I guess you mean dismissing the Calling Window and replacing it with one
of the file that is called ? Otherwise, it would have to be something like
over / under half-screen windows. Years ago, I used to use a LOADPRN.PGM to
choose from various special purpose printer files, this program being run at
the end of STARTUP.INT. But all the .PRN files were in one directory. Their
being in various locations greatly complicates the matter.

> So, this is more difficult than I had hoped than? Too bad; that would be
> the first time where XY loses out to another program, NoteTab in this case.

Oh, there may very well be some way to program this (via Forms Mode, or Help
Frame hyperlinks, or some of the kind of tricks employed in Herb Tyson's
POWERXY shell, which was all implemented in XPL), but the question is: How many
hoops would you have to jump through, how much time & effort in programming,
and would this be worth it ?