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Status Is a defect
Workspace IBM i
Categories IBM i Access Family
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 18, 2017

Pressing Alt+key to execute macro sets focus to File in the Tools line

After opgrading to an irritating thing has started when executing macros.

I have defined macros to be executed when pressing ALT+F1, ALT+F2 etc but now it executes the macro and then focus is at the "File" option in the Tools line so when you press Enter then the menu is shown instead of pressing Enter to the result of the executed macro.

Use Case:

ALT+F1 is pressed giving
"wrkactjob sbs(qinter qbatch)" on the command line
Then normally I just press Enter.

But with this release focus is now set at the File option in the Tools line when Alt is released.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Oct 27, 2017

    I found that the testfix for version solved this only intermittently, but I installed version yesterday and haven't had a problem since.

  • Guest
    Sep 20, 2017

    Please contact our Service team for getting the most recent test.

  • Guest
    Sep 20, 2017

    This is an annoyance for me and a big problem for one of my coworkers. Where is the testfix?

  • Guest
    Sep 19, 2017

    I had this problem. there was a testfix available which took care of the problem. IIRC it's related to changes in Java.

    It was a major problem for me as I've had keys mapped using the Alt key for decades. Muscle memory would have me using the Alt-mapped keys an typing away may times with disastrous results.