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turn off F8 in log window?

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turn off F8 in log window?

Is there a way to prevent an accidental F8 in the log window from running the entire egp? I do not ever want to submit code from the log window, but my finger sometimes hits the button out of habit.


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‎05-23-2016 11:42 AM
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Re: turn off F8 in log window?

It appears pressing F3 or F8 in a log window currently runs the entire process flow the program is in.  That is not intuitive.  If focus is in the log, I would not expect F3 or F8 to run anything, since a log is not "runnable" (for the same reason there is no Run button on the contextual toolbar for logs, but there is for programs).  I'll enter this as a suggested improvement in our tracking system, such that F3 and F8 do not run anything when focus is in a log.

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Re: turn off F8 in log window?

I don't think EG function keys can be changed unfortunately.

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‎05-23-2016 11:42 AM
SAS Super FREQ
Posts: 306

Re: turn off F8 in log window?

It appears pressing F3 or F8 in a log window currently runs the entire process flow the program is in.  That is not intuitive.  If focus is in the log, I would not expect F3 or F8 to run anything, since a log is not "runnable" (for the same reason there is no Run button on the contextual toolbar for logs, but there is for programs).  I'll enter this as a suggested improvement in our tracking system, such that F3 and F8 do not run anything when focus is in a log.

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Re: turn off F8 in log window?

Having F8/F3 do nothing in the log window would be awesome from my point of
view. I don't ever want to run code from there and I've hosed my data in a
huge process flow a couple of times by making this mistake.

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Re: turn off F8 in log window?

Agreed and great idea - I've ended up running all open programs accidently this way as they automatically get added to the process flow.

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