On Mon, 11 Apr 2005, Sean Porterfield wrote:
Also, sometimes my keyboard buffer doesn't work. I don't recall if it is some particular screen that causes that behavior, but I do notice it quite a bit when I'm trying to signoff. I'll lose the first few letters of the command and have to go back and put them in.
On a related note, I see blank spaces from the typeahead even though the characters are there. It's not always (ever?) the first character typed, so there is a gap. Odd but not a show-stopper.
Yes, those are two different bugs. I don't know how to reproduce the first (or the second really...) I would say I get the second far more often than the first.
I experienced the first bug today. I was in our custom call tracking (help desk) software getting ready to sign off for lunch. When I exit out of the software after using it all morning, there is a multi-second delay. I pressed F24 and F3 then typed SIGNOFF. Obviously (?) there were two screens displayed before part of my signoff command showed. I fixed it too fast to notice how much was displayed.
On another topic, is the following picture easily explained?
Notice the top menu as proof I am using enhanced mode. The other behind it came up with gaps before I put the top menu up.
And wow, you should have seen it when I pressed F8 to move that menu!
I'd like to.
Also, pressing F7 there causes my AS/400 job to end. F7 is not a valid key and should not be sent. It works fine in xt5250, so it must be an x5250 problem.
Again, a tracefile might help. Just the job ends, or x5250 crashes?
Thanks a million for all your bug reports. They are very helpful.
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