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What are screen hotspots and what kind of text on the screen can be made into hotspots?

A screen hotspot, in computing, provides a special area on the display screen of a computer for hyperlinking or for other GUI-based activity (such as re-direction, pop-up display, macro execution, etc.) (Wikipedia). Glink can be configured to create dynamic push buttons for screen text that refer to function keys, number options and URLs.

For example, if F1 is part of the screen text, it will be highlighted as a push button and the function F1 will be assigned to it and executed when tapped.

Likewise, if 1=Search is part of the screen text, the number will be highlighted. When tapped, this number is added to the current cursor position and optionally followed by the Enter function to transmit it.

 

 

 

Hotspots options in Settings -> Screen options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hotspots options tell Glink to search for specific keywords on the screen and highlight these as push buttons and assign a function to each of them.

 

For example, if the F6 text is on the screen, it will be highlighted as a push button and the function F6 will be assigned to it and executed when tapped.

 

If Option numbers is enabled, text like 2. or 2= will be searched for and highlighted (the number only). If this hotspot is tapped, the number is added at the current cursor position. Optionally it can be followed by the Enter function to transmit it. Numbers larger than 99 is not converted to hotspots.

 

If the next Option numbers is enabled, numbers that are both proceeded and followed by a space will be searched for and highlighted. If this hotspot is tapped, the number is added at the current cursor position and optionally followed by an Enter function to transmit it. Numbers larger than 99 is not converted to hotspots.

 

If Option characters is enabled, characters followed by the = character will be highlighted. If this hotspot is tapped, the character(s) is added at the current cursor position and optionally followed by an Enter function to transmit it. For example, S will be regarded as a hotspot for the text S=Search.

 

If URL address is enabled, URLs will be highlighted. If this hotspot is tapped, Glink will either open an external browser or use the built-in browser in Glink to display the URL content.

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