Function Key Commands

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The Function Keys are the F1-F10 keys which appear on every keyboard. The DM Function Keys perform a variety of functions. Refer to Help Screen No. 1 for a list of Function Keys and what they do.

[F1] - Help Screen No. 1 - Press [F1] once to display Help on DM commands, marking files, Function Keys and Programmable Function Keys settings.

[F1] - Help Screen No. 2 - Press [F1] twice to read about "What is DM?," the "Special Function Keys and Autorun". There are 30 programmable key combinations available which are user defined; Alternate Functions Keys (Alt F1-F10), Control Function Keys (Ctrl F1-F10) and Shift Function Keys (Shft F1-F10).

Press the [Tab] key to view the Programmable Function Key default settings. You may reprogram these keys and write the help text yourself. (See "The Programmable Function Keys."). The Autorun Key is [F2]. To reprogram the ([F2]) Autorun Key press [F8]. (See "The Autorun Key.")

[F1] - Help Screen No. 3 - Press [F1] three times for DM Copyright, purchase order information and phone numbers.

[F2] - AutoRun - executes a program on the file (such as a text editor). You can customize the programs you will execute on different types of files by pressing [F8] and selecting option 4. For more information see, "The AutoRun Key."

[F3] - Execute File - Executes the file at the pointer if the file is executable (has extension .EXE, .COM, or .BAT). (See "Execute a File.")

[F4] - DOS Command - Executes a DOS command. (See "Execute a DOS Command.")

[F5] - Change Disk - Quickly move from one drive to another by typing the drive letter. (See "Changing Disk Drives.")

[F6] - Change Path - Change to another drive or directory by typing a new path name or by selecting files with a new mask. (See "Path and Changing the Mask.")

[F7] - Tree Mode - Allows scanning of subdirectories. While in tree mode another set of commands are active:

 [F7] - Return back to file mode.

[R] - Rename subdirectory

-> - Jump to subdirectory - move to the subdirectory at pointer

<- - Jump to subdirectory toward Root

[Enter] - Jump to SubDir and Exit Tree Mode - list files in the subdirectory indicated by the pointer and exit Tree Mode

[\] - Jump to Root Directory - (See "About Directories and Subdirectories" and "Tree Mode")

[F8] - Edit Commands - Used to custom program the Alternate Function Keys, Control Function Keys, Shift Function Keys and the AutoRun [F2] Key. Press the [Tab] key to see the current settings for the Programmable Function keys. (See "The Programmable Function Keys," and "The AutoRun Key".)

[F9] - Print Order Form - Used to print The Computer Tyme DOS ToolBox purchase order form.

[F10] Marked Menu - This is an alternate method of copying, moving, deleting, changing the attributes and executing DOS commands on marked (highlighted) files. Use your creativity here.

 [C] Copy - Copy marked files.

[M] Move - Move marked files.

[D] Delete - Delete marked files.

[A] Change Attributes - Change attributes of marked files Ctrl, Alt & Shift Function Keys or F4 to Batch execute marked files.

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