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Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

In this article, we will explain step by step how to create a new keyboard and how to create and modify keyboard mappings.

Creating a keyboard:

Open z/Scope Classic, and go to Options – Configuration Settings

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

Open the keyboard settings on the z/Scope Classic Configuration Manager.

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

Click ‘New’ and hit ‘Next’ to open the keyboard wizard.

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

On the first screen of the Wizard click ‘Next’.

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

Now you will be prompted to enter the new keyboard’s name (I will call the keyboard ‘Test’).
Press ‘Next’.

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

Select a Keyboard base. Depending on what your users are accustomed to, you can choose from these predefined mappings.

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

Press ‘Finish’.
You should see a screen similar to this:

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

Modify an existing keyboard mapping:

Firstly, we must select the keyboard we wish to edit and click ‘Next’ to see its configurations.

In the tab ‘Edition’ you will be able to edit existing keyboard mappings.

For demonstration purposes I will show you how to change the mapping for SelectWord for a 3270 system.

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

Click on ‘Edition’ and then on ‘SelectWord’.

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

In the ‘Maps’ box, you will see ‘SelectWord’ is already mapped to ‘Shift+Control’.

 

We will leave this mapping for now and assign a new mapping to this function.

To assign a new mapping click ‘New’. A virtual keyboard as below should pop-up.

Here you must select the key combination you want to map. For instance: ‘Mouse+L+Double”’
Then click ‘ok’.

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

The ‘Maps’ box will show the new mapping now and ‘SelectWord’ should turn red (indicating it has been modified).

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

If you need to change a mapping for Unix/VT or 5250 (iSeries/AS400), you will have to select the relevant option:

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

Custom mapping:

Select your keyboard in the ‘Keyboard’ panel and click ‘Next’ to edit its configuration.
Go to the ‘Custom’ tab.

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

This panel is similar to ‘Host’ or ‘Edition’ but you can see that the functions list box at the top is blank.
Click ‘Add’ to create a new function.

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

You will have to add a new function name and a description.
Select a box for the type of emulation you want this function to work and input the relevant keystrokes.

Last but not least, we must assign this newly created keyboard to a connection. Otherwise, the connection will use the standard keyboard (The z/Scope Classic base keyboard). In order to do so:

Open the Connections panel and double click your connection to edit it.

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

Go to the ‘Preferences’ tab.

Select your keyboard from the ‘Keyboard Map’ drop-down menu.

Manage your keyboard mappings with zScope Classic 6.6

Click ‘Apply’ and then ‘Finish’.

If you have any questions regarding this blog entry, you can leave a comment below or send us an email to support@cybelesoft.com

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