as/400 keyboard mapping functions

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maybe somebody can help me out or point me in the right direction with my issue ? we use a software program on our iseries 520 and in there most of the function keys are defined to go to different screens and/or menus and what i am looking for if there is a way to define a key combination on my keyboard ( i.e. CTRL/B ) which will always take the user back to the previous screen, no matter where they are in the system ? i looked through all the functions available in the dropdown on the customize keyboard screen but i don't see anything obvious that would do it ? if you have any ideas or suggestions, i would really appreciate it !! thanks a lot, tom van breukelen. phoenix, az.

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Without understanding what software program we are talking about this is a bit hard to answer. Most software programs use F-keys, entering menu names on command lines, etc. to control navigation through your application. Just creating a hot-key on your keyboard will not change the way the program works. If you have to press F12 to go to the previous screen it seems useless to program a Ctrl-B on the keyboard to do the same when pressing F12 will suffice.

Some applications might use a command or instruction string to go to a previous screen. If you are using Client Access to get into your iSeries, you could create a macro with the command string to execute and assign the macro to a Ctrl key. When the user presses this key, it will type the command onto the command line and execute it.

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