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IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request, so it is being closed. See previous Comment about using existing keyboard mappings to get similar behavior to IBM i Access for Windows.
The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM not implement this request.
IBM i Access Client Solutions has the ability to map keyboard keys; using this capability you can get the prior behavior back. In addition, you can set up this keyboard mapping in a central location, available for all users.
If there are key mappings that CANNOT be configured, then those may be good candidates for an RFE.
Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.
For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac
For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/
Dawn May - CAAC Program Manager