You cannot stop some events from happening. In FF you can see that F5 is
pressed but there is not anything you can do to stop it from refreshing
the page with javascript, at least as far as I know. The same is true
with F12 and firebug installed.

Bryce Martin
Programmer/Analyst I

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Re: Warning - Firefox v4 not compatible with HMC 7.7.1

Capturing function keys can be a chore, but it is fairly straightforward.

As in all browsers, IE accepts the onKeyPress event. Define it as
onkeypress='myFunction(event)'. Within the event handler, you can
interrogate the event with event.keyCode to get the ASCII code of the key
pressed. The trick is to use event.cancelBubble = true; to stop the event
from percolating back to the browser.

The remaining nasty bit is the F1 key. Unlike other browsers, IE supports
an onHelp event (as well as onContextMenu to capture right-clicks). I
need to capture this because my entry-level course teaches people how to
use F1 in all the glorious ways that IBM i supports. I don't want the IE
help window to pop up.

William A. Hansen
Manta Technologies Inc.
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