File Manager 22.2 Release Notes

Contents > Screenman Enhancements

1. Principal Enhancements

1.1. Screenman Enhancements

1.1.1. Use of Mouse in Screenman Forms

To use your mouse with Screenman forms, your terminal emulator needs to be able to receive ANSI standard control sequences to turn the mouse on and off. Set up your terminal emulator so that the keyboard emulation is in “VT100+ mode.” Once you are in a Screenman form, click the mouse at the command line or any of the fields in the form.

If you do not want Screenman to recognize mouse clicks, use the Kernel parameter (created by running ^DINIT) that is named “DI SCREENMAN NO MOUSE”.

1.1.2. Record Selection as a Full Screenman Page

The Screenman Record Selection page can now be a full Screenman page using a computed multiple pointer, so that the user can select an entry by scrolling up or down. This new feature lets forms contain embedded lookups.

You can set this up automatically when you create a form. At the query “Do you want your Form to begin with a display of all entries, for selection,” answer “Yes.” The initial position can be set to be the user’s last selection, rather than first, last, or new.

1.1.3. Expanded Multiples

Multiples within a single Screenman page can now be more than one line deep.

1.1.4. Custom Colors Option

The “Customize Colors” suboption within Screenman allows selection of ANSI colors for all Screenman presentations, on a parameterized basis (user, institution, etc.) using Kernel parameters.

1.1.5. Quick Exit from Word Processing Pages

Editing a Screenman word-processing page ends with two empty lines, so that “F1-E” is not required to leave the page.

1.1.6. Indication of Word-processing Data

A + now indicates in a Screenman form whether a word-processing field already contains data.

1.1.7. Screen Print

“F1-P” allows printing of the screen (including all multiples).