Cmd options text missing in IBM-supplied commands

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AS/400
Command Prompt screen
IBM
iSeries Commands
Messagefile
V6R1
Without any known reason, option-texts (ex "2=Edit 3=Copy" ...) are no longer displayed for IBM-supplied commands.

Any ideas on how to find reason and how to repair ??

rgds

DanF



Software/Hardware used:
Power System i with OS v6r1

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Problem solved:

As a home-worker I sit alone in the office, working on myThinkpad with ClientAccess-5250 emulation connected etc..

Today one of my collegues visited my office, and he connected his Portable, and to my surprise, he could see all the option-texts on IBM-commands.

This made us investigate my 5250-emulation setup, and it showed up that the coloring function in the emulation program was the cause. All text in the option-area had the same foreground- and background color. Changing this made all texts visible again.

How this change in settings has changed without me being involved, still puzzles me a bit.

Anyhow: My problem is now solved.

DanF

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  • TomLiotta
    Can you give an example of a specific command? Tom
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  • Koohiisan
    Perhaps you have it on advanced or expert assistance mode. (I can't remember which it is called.) Look for a function to set your assistance level to something more basic, as the higher levels assume you know those keys and therefore use the extra space that those reminders would normally be in for showing you data instead.
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  • TomLiotta
    It doesn't look like command options, unless it's some specific commands. It looks more like "Work with..." panel options. I don't know if assistance level affects those, but PDM list panels, for example, can be set to "Full-screen" mode and options aren't displayed. Assistance level can definitely make radical changes to their related displays. For PDM options, it'd be through F18='Change defaults', then "Full screen mode . . . . . ." and Y=Yes, N=No. But if these really are command prompts, I'd think first about library QHLPSYS, though I'm not sure what even that might have to do with it. We need some specifics. Tom
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  • Koohiisan
    @DanF Wow...good catch! Thanks for reminding us of the (not-so) obvious! :)
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