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Productivity

Glink provides you with simple and elegant ways of increasing productivity for users of legacy applications by allocating terminal functions, macros or scripts to the Menu line, Toolbar, Function bar, Keyboard bar or to hot-spot buttons generated automatically by the arrival of a configured text from the legacy application.

Function bar and Keyboard bar

You use the graphical keyboard configuration interface to configure these optional button bars. By convention the Function bar is used for buttons that send control sequences to the application, while the Keyboard bar is used for buttons that have local editing or other functions, but this convention in no way restricts configuration of the two bars. You can assign any function to any button in either bar.

Menu setup

You use the graphical keyboard configuration interface to configure this unique feature for adding your own items to the menu line.

Hot-spot buttons triggered by legacy application text

Very often legacy applications will offer menus requiring selection of a function using a function key. You can convert a menu text such as ‘PF1’ to a hot spot button that transmits the sequence for PF1 simply by checking an option in Glink’s screen facelifting setup. You can go further and convert any arbitrary legacy application text to a hot spot button that executes a macro, and since any Glink macro can start a script you have a very powerful tool for increasing the productivity of users accessing your legacy applications.

Defining and storing macros

Macros are simple but very efficient accelerators in many situations. An easy and automatic way of obtaining a correct, working macro is to record your dialog with the legacy application. The macro can then be assigned to a keyboard sequence, Keyboard bar, Function bar or to a menu item.

Defining and storing scripts

The Glink script language is a very powerful tool for increasing the productivity of users accessing legacy applications. The language has a wide range of features that make Glink unique in the emulator market as regards script functionality. An easy and automatic way of obtaining a correct, working script is to record your dialog with the legacy application. You can accomplish many tasks using an automatically generated script. Your script can be assigned to a keyboard sequence, Keyboard bar, Function bar, or to a menu item.

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