[AmigaOS 3.1 Command Reference\FKey]
Format: FKEY [CX_PRIORITY <priority>) [CX_POPKEY <key>]
Template: CX_PRIORITY/N/K, CX_POPKEY/K, CX_POPUP/K,
Purpose: To assign text to function and shifted function keys.
FKEY allows you to assign functions to keys, eliminating the need for
FKEY lets you assign any of eight commands to any key sequence that you can
enter. The Defined Keys scrolling list shows all the currently defined key
sequences. The New Key and Delete Key gadgets let you add and remove key
The Command cycle gadget lets you pick a command for the current key
sequence. The possible commands are the following:
Brings the rearmost application window on the Workbench screen to the front
of the display and activates it. This only affects application windows
opened by tools or projects, such as Clock. Disk and drawer windows are not
Brings the rearmost screen to the front of the display.
Enlarges the active window to its maximum size, taking into account the
edges of the screen.
Shrinks the active window to its minimum size.
SizeZooms the active window just as if you had selected the window's zoom
gadget. It also works on windows that only have a zoom gadget and no sizing
When the key sequence is entered, the specified string is inserted instead.
The string to insert is specified in the Command Parameters gadget.
Lets you run a program by pressing any key sequence. The program name and
its arguments are specified in the Command Parameters gadget.
Run ARexx Script
Lets you run an ARexx script by pressing any key sequence. A script name and
its arguments are specified in the Command Parameters gadget. Putting quotes
around the script name turns it into an ARexx script.
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