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Switches

Forces an enhanced keyboard to behave like a conventional keyboard.

Syntax

switches=/k

Parameters

none

Remarks

  • You use this command in your Config.nt file.

  • If you have a program that does not correctly interpret input from an enhanced keyboard, add this command to your Config.nt file so your enhanced keyboard.

  • If you use the switches=/k command and you install the Ansi.sys device driver, use the /k command-line option on the device command line for Ansi.sys.

Examples

If you want to use conventional keyboard functions even though you are using an enhanced keyboard, add the following command to your Config.nt file:

switches=/k

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Meaning

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Information that the user must supply

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Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Ellipsis (...)

Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

Between brackets ([])

Optional items

Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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Code or program output

Device

Command-line reference A-Z

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