Workplace Shell Related
Some General Features
Editing icon titlesAlt-clk1: Brings an edit window around the object icon title. In this mode, Enter=new line. Changes are saved by pressing the numerical keyboard Enter, or by clicking on the desktop background.
ChordingThe Window List can be activated by clicking simultaneously with buttons 1 and 2 on the desktop background.
WPS-specific Keyboard Shortcuts
Object ManipulationsShift-F8: Activates the WPS multiple selection mode. In this mode, objects of a folder are selected or deselected by pressing the spacebar, and moving between the object icons does not change the selection status. The multiple selection mode is active only during the continued work within the same folder. Switching away from the initial folder automatically resets the WPS to the standard single-selection mode.
Shift-F9: Opens the object title-edit window.
Within the settings notebookAlt-PageDown, Alt-PageUp: Jumps between different pages of the settings notebook.
Alt-Up, Alt-Down: Move the focus between the page and the section tabs of the notebook.
Tab, Shift-Tab: Moving the focus between different sections of the notebook page (the section tab of the page is one section of this page).
The Credits HookCtrl-Alt-Shift-O: If the focus is on the Desktop, this activates the credits hook program AAAAA.EXE. It is located in X:\OS2\BITMAP directory, and uses the picture metafile AAAAA.MET (located in the same directory) as the background image. The picture itself can be viewed by PICVIEW.
Passing Parameters to ProgramsThis applies to WPS program objects. Placing "[<space>]" in the Parameters field of the Program page, in the object settings notebook, will cause the program to prompt for the appropriate parameters, at start-up (when launched from WPS). Furthermore, it is possible to include an optional text within the brackets. The text is displayed when the parameters prompt appears.
Further special parameter field substitution variables are:
Warp Center Advanced Process ControlThere is a Warp Center variable KILLFEATUREENABLED. The declaration
A nice Warp Center ClockIt is possible to change the appearance of the Warp Center clock, by adding the line
Warp Center MenusThe global setting
Advanced Marking FeatureTo copy the text to the clipboard from a text window, select the text with the help of the mouse button 1, and then click the button 2 without releasing the button 1. This will copy the selected text to the clipboard. To paste the text from the clipboard click the button 2 at the cursor position and then the button 1 (without releasing the
The above works assuming the application window does not re-define the mouse button combinations.
How to get rid of the Warp4 Registration ProgramThere is an elegant procedure to remove the Registration Program that comes with Warp4 (a dancing elephant). There is "Install Object-Inventory" object located in the Installed Features subfolder of the X:\OS2\INSTALL directory (X is the boot drive). Double clicking on this object brings a list of installed features that can be removed from the system.