Good point. The package that we use ALWAYS asks the user to "Press Enter to
Continue." Now for a simple report that's okay, but for critical issues
that I wrote (or modify) I always make the user press a function key, and
then give them a screen that says "You canceled this process" so they won't
come running to me and say, "Process X is taking forever." Better safe than

Jerry C. Adams
IBM i Programmer/Analyst
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When I teach stand-up classes for operators, I point out that most operators
seem to have built-in wiring: seeing a confirmation screen causes them to
press the Enter key, typically within 30ms.

I've found only one screen (perform an IPL now from the POWER menu) where
the "go ahead" response is F16 rather than Enter. Do you know of any


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