----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Gault" <email@example.com>
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2012 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] FW: VCC Keys
Luis Fernández wrote:
> I've found some keys to vcc, and if somebody needs
> PC CC
> Alt -> @
> Shift-Alt -> Shift-@ =PAUSE
> Ctrl -> =
> END -> BREAK
> HOME -> CLS
> SHIFT HOME -> \ UNDER RGBDOS SHIFT HOME+SHIFT HOME -> \
> 8 -> FL-UP
I might as well set the record straight. While there may be some strange key
combos in VCC, RGDBDOS incorporates "FlexiKey" by Colin J. Stearman (c) 1984.
FlexiKey has the following unusual functions.
1) Once a command line has been entered, it can be recalled character by
character with the right arrow.
2) Once a command line has been entered, it can be completely recalled with
Shift Right Arrow.
Recalled characters will acts as normal on ENTER.
3) Recalled characters may be edited before execution with ENTER.
3a) Shift Up Arrow - starts insertion.
3b) Down Arrow - deletes the next character.
3c) Right Arrow - recalls a single character after editing is finished.
3d) Shift Right Arrow - recalls the rest of the line after editing is finished.
4) Shift Down Arrow - returns to the beginning of the line for further editing
without execution with ENTER.
5) Shift Clear - turns off FlexiKey so that special characters normally printed
with the arrow keys will work. FlexiKey will automatically restart after the
'special' key has been entered.
6) FlexiKey does not function when the Basic line editor is in use. The buffer
can hold 250 characters.
The above explains why VCC with RGBDOS active prints \ after a Shift Home Shift
Home. VCC uses Home for the Clear key and with DOS1.0 or DOS1.1, the Shift Clear
combo prints \ .
There are other 'useful' VCC keys with FlexiKey turned off or RGBDOS deselected.
shift up left arrow
shift right ]
shift down [
[ and ] actually work
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