Q28169: Selecting Text in QB.EXE with Nondedicated Cursors on Toshiba
Article: Q28169 Product(s): See article Version(s): 3.00 4.00 4.00b 4.50 Operating System(s): MS-DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | B_BasicCom | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 18-JUL-1989 The cursor keys that are integrated into the numeric keypad on the Toshiba T1100 Laptop's 82-key keyboard cannot select text in the QuickBASIC QB.EXE editor unless you first press CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE, which acts as a toggle to turn the selecting mode on and off. This toggle does not work with Toshiba keyboards that have separate, dedicated-cursor keys. For more information in this database about selecting text with this type of keyboard, query on the following keywords: Toshiba Dedicated The "Microsoft QuickBASIC 4.00: Learning and Using" manual explains the keystrokes necessary to edit and select text inside the QuickBASIC editor (see Chapter 5 and Appendix D). Due to differences between the Toshiba T1100 laptop's keyboard and the standard IBM keyboard, these editing commands do not work correctly on the Toshiba. On the Toshiba T1100 laptop, the CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE key sequence acts as a toggle to allow the cursor arrow keys to select text. After the text is selected, you must press CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE again to resume the original keyboard mode.
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