Date: Wed, 12 Feb 2003 09:13:20 -0600
Reply-To: Walter Scott <Walter.Scott@STATE.TN.US>
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From: Walter Scott <Walter.Scott@STATE.TN.US>
Subject: Re: 'command' line for interactive SAS sessions (Windows)
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The F11 key has the effect of transferring the cursor immediately to the command bar. You can, of course, change this key; though it doesn't appear that you you can assign this (or any other) function to the HOME key. (Assing the command "command focus" to the (available) key of your choice).
HTH. My apologies if I'm missing the point.
>>> SAS User <sasuser@GUILDENSTERN.DYNDNS.ORG> 23:19:18 11-Feb-03 >>>
on Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 09:08:17PM -0500, John J Genzano, III (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> On Tuesday, February 11, 2003, SAS User wrote:
> > on Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 04:00:17PM -0500, John J Genzano, III
> > (email@example.com) wrote:
> > > On Tuesday, February 11, 2003, SAS User wrote:
> > > > I'm looking for the tweak which turns on the 'command' line for all
> > > > DMS windows in PC SAS. Log, List, and Program Editor I've got
> > > > through an autoexec.sas. But LIB, FSV, and other windows have to be
> > > > set manually each time their invoked.
> > >
> > > On the left hand side of the standard tool bar is a command "drop
> > > down" line that works for whatever window is active, so you don't need
> > > one in each individual window.
> > Thank you for missing the point with stunning accuracy.
> Excuse me, but maybe I did miss the point, but I am wondering why you
> need a command line in each window (that takes up otherwise useable
> space) when a command line is available no matter what window you are
> in, even if you happen to open a window you hadn't thought you would
For starters, it was what I was requesting. You managed to avoid
answering the question at hand. If there's a strong reason for doing so
(say, pointing out to a newbie that fixing code, rather than disabling
warning messages, is strongly recommended), this may be appropriate.
Warming up: it's a personal preference. I'm used to working in DMS
(when forced to -- noninteractive / batch processing has its advantages)
with the command window present.
Specific advantage: it's possible to navigate to the command line from
within a window by hitting the <home> key. Using the 'command' dialog
in DMS requires mousing (unless someone cares to point out the shortcut
key(s)). Rodents are generally a nuisance in text-heavy activities,
such as cutting code.
Charming man. I wish I had a daughter so I could forbid her to marry one...