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[PCjs Machine "ibm5170-msdos320-1"]
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PCjs, obviously. This demo shows off several PCjs improvements, like the autoType feature, making it easier to encode delays and specify special key sequences.
Here’s an example of “injecting” Ctrl-F4, followed by a 1/10 second delay, followed by Alt-F:
Any of the keys listed in the PCx86 Keyboard’s SOFTCODES table can be
injected by preceding them with a
$, such as:
Modifier keys, such as:
are automatically released after a non-modifier key has been injected.
Delays from 1/10 to 9/10 of a second, specified with
$9, set the default delay between all
subsequent keys, whereas delays of one second or more (eg,
$20, etc) set a one-time delay.
For software that needs more than just injected keys, sophisticated scripts are possible. Here’s the “startMouse” script for IBM’s TopView 1.01:
wait Keyboard DOS; type Keyboard "$date\r$time\r"; wait Keyboard; sleep 1000; select FDC listDrives "A:"; select FDC listDisks "MS Mouse 5.00 (SYSTEM)"; loadDisk FDC; wait FDC; type Keyboard "MOUSE\r"; sleep 7000; type Keyboard "B:\rSETUP\r$50.3\r$20n\r$20y\r$20\r$20\r$20.1\r";
The above script automatically “inserts” the Microsoft Mouse 5.00 diskette into drive A:, loads the mouse driver, and then configures TopView for serial mouse support.
Mar 22, 2018