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Status Submitted
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 20, 2023

ACS Hotspots

We would like to take full advantage of ACS Hotspots but there is a conflict with programs where the mouse button has been enabled to recognise a double-click.

The ENTER at cursor position also treated as double-click takes precedence and returns x’F1’ in the aid-byte instead of expected x’73’.


Ideally with ENTER at cursor position, programs should NOT lose Mouse Button functionality.

The Search Order for Hotspots should consider display files with mouse action double-click and the ENTER at cursor position should behave different (ie not send the ENTER key or update the aid-byte with a double-click action).


The IBM i Developer Community would NOT be required to re-program Mouse Button actions for in-house developed software or vendor supplied software to work alongside ACS hotspots.

Idea priority High
  • Guest
    May 11, 2023

    In addition, when you enable Point-and-Select Commands you lose double-click copy capability.

    There needs to be a way to retain all click actions.

    If you had the ability to assign the Point-and-Select Commands to a right-mouse click action then you could retain the existing left-mouse click functionality. You get to keep it all.