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Standard Windowing Terms and Features
This section explains the terminology used in describing windows-based tools. Standard features, like function keys, are discussed in the next appendix.
Table D.1 Standard Windowing Terms
Term
Description
User Input
Monospace typeface (i.e., enter EXFORMF into the filename field).
Window
A rectangular area that occupies a portion of the screen and is used to display information that can be viewed easily.
Menus
Menu Bar
A single line menu (usually shaded) with the items displayed horizontally across the top of the display.
Pull-down Menu
A menu of various options that extends down from an item in a menu bar. Menu items whose names include an ellipsis (i.e., "Forms..") have pull-down menus attached to them. You may select items within a pull-down menu the same way you would in any menu.
Arrow Keys
Horizontal arrow keys are used to move along the menu bar and choose a menu to open. You may open a menu by highlighting it in the menu bar, then pressing Enter/Return. A down arrow key can also be used to open a menu.
To select an item within a menu, move up and down in the menu using the vertical arrow keys. You may also type the first letter of the menu item you want twice, in quick succession, and the cursor will jump to that item starts with the same letter, the cursor will jump to the first menu item it finds with that letter.
Menu Walking
If you have a pull-down menu already open, using the horizontal arrow keys will automatically open neighboring pull-down menus as you move to them.
Scrolling
Vertical Scrolling
The fastest way to move through the file. Vertical scrolling is done by using the Prev and Next keys or the PgUp and PgDn keys on a PC.
Arrow Keys
The arrow keys also scroll, but only one line or column at a time.
Scroll Lock
If you have Scroll Lock enabled for your terminal or PC, your arrow keys will not function properly. It is best to leave the Scroll Lock off.

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