Ticket #685 ( Closed )

Short Description Ctrl Key not working
Entered By: RMoran When: 2001-02-28 10:55:33 Build: 3.0.0K Bet
Categories Type: Problem   Department: Product   Category: Console Operations
When using Screensurfer to connect to our VT100 
application, the app uses Ctrl-e and Ctrl-a for exiting and 
accepting information, however, Screensurfer is not 
translating this through (Ctrl-e brings up the search page 
in IE5).  I have changed the Keydefs param in 
Personal.stml, and included rcontrol=rcontrol and 
lcontrol=lcontrol (rcontrol was equal to enter).

I have stopped Personal.stml from being rebuilt.

Also, do you represent Ctrl-e like [ctrl-e] or do you have 
to specify right ([rctrl-e]) or left ([lctrl-e])?
Append By: "Hello....Newman"  When: 2001-02-28 11:00:04  New Status: Pending Customer
Your ticket was received and is currently being looked 
into.  Someone will be in response shortly.

Thank you
Append By: "Hello....Newman"  When: 2001-02-28 11:52:24  New Status: Pending Customer
One suggestion to try at this point is to go to our ftp 
site ftp://www.screensurfer.com and download the latest 
version of Screensurfer.  I assume you are using version 
2?  If so, download T2_0_11E zip file.  This should help 
with your VT100 connection.  
Append By: RMoran  When: 2001-02-28 12:44:26  New Status: Pending IE
I am using version 3.0.0K Beta
Append By: "Hello....Newman"  When: 2001-02-28 12:47:40  New Status: Pending Customer
With Version 3.0 I know we are having an issue with certain 
control keys.  This issue is currently under development.  
One thing I did notice, are you using IE5 or IE5.5?
Append By: RMoran  When: 2001-02-28 12:51:26  New Status: Pending IE
I am working with IE5.5 and others are using IE5 and some 
are using Netscape (don't know the version here though).  
What kind of issues are you experiencing?  Is there a way 
to code ctrl-something mnemonically?
Append By: "Hello....Newman"  When: 2001-02-28 14:15:24  New Status: Pending Customer

What does Ctrl E and Ctrl A do on your keyboards?  Check 
the documentation under basic scripting/Actions and look at 

Append By: RMoran  When: 2001-02-28 14:24:47  New Status: Pending IE
I looked and I couldn't find anything in the documentation 
about the control key.  

At my machine, when I am at the screens that need them, 
ctrl-a does nothing and ctrl-e opens the search pane in 
IE5.5 . So they aren't be send through Screensurfer.

I also tried coding <temacro sendkeys '[ctrl-a]'> and 
<temacro sendkeys '[ctrl-e]'> in links, but that also 
didn't work.
Append By: RMoran  When: 2001-03-26 16:06:53  New Status: Pending IE
Hi Mike & Bill,

I'm still having an issue with the ctrl key mnemonic.

[ctrl-e] works fine, does what it's suppose to.  However, 
[ctrl-a] doesn't seem to be doing anything other than 
refreshing the screen.  I looked at the trace, but it just 
shows [???] where the sendkeys is, instead of the [ctrl-a].

Append By: WindSurfer  When: 2001-03-26 16:35:30  New Status: Pending Customer
Sorry for the delay--actually, we got the Ctrl-A as well as 
the Cursor positioning working last Thursday, but a T1 ISP 
problem disrupted our normal Friday morning and we never 
alerted you to the availability of the fix.

Fix is available from 
ftp://www.screensurfer.com/T3_0_0N.zip (unzip to 

This fixes the [ctrl-a] as well as implements the <teaction 
setcursor row column> so that cursor positioning works.

We would like to work with you on further improvement of 
the Vt100 development environment...when would you be 
available for a phone call?