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Comments: To: "Walter L. Bazzini" <73300 -dot- 111 -at- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM>
Matt et al.:
Maybe we should start writing documentation as
"At this point, you should depress whichever key
you choose, provided that said key will send a
command to the processing unit. This would
exclude such keys as the shift, Ctrl, and Alt
I'm sure that would confuse many people, but it
would help those writers who get paid by the page.
Tom <<Tom -dot- Tomasovic -at- NATWEST-PLC-NY -dot- nwmarkets -dot- com>>
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>>>1. Compaq is considering changing the command "Press Any Key" to
>>>"Press Return Key" because of the flood of calls asking where the
>>>"Any" key is. <<
>See, that's the wrong approach (read: it makes sense). The RIGHT way to
>approach the age old "any key" dilemma is to simply begin manufacturing
>keyboards with a key labeled "Any" which would have the effect of, well,
>striking -- excuse me, gently depressing -- any key when this situation is
>called for, and no effect under any other circumstances. Perhaps it could take
>the place of Scroll Lock or Sys Rq.
The other problem with "Press Return Key" is that very few PC keyboards
have a "Return" key; at least on most of the ones I've seen, it's
labelled "Enter". Last "Return" key I saw was on my Commodore 64.
Your friend and mine,
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