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Ned L

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How to disable blink?
« on: November 19, 2019, 12:37:35 PM »
My application, written in PxPlus (not Nomads) occasionally uses 'BB' and 'EB' to highlight various fields.
Many, many years ago we set 'BB' to appear in red using
   1118 LET TEMP$(17,8)=$0101010101010101$; REM " 'BB' = Red
so these fields both blinked and appeared with red text.

I have a client who likes the red, but doesn't want the text to blink.
Is there a method to globally turn off the blink, without affecting the color?
I've tried
but those aren't accepted.

I've tried
but that seems to make the text disappear completely.

Maybe this is a matter of modifying the terminal driver in *dev
But, frankly, I'm not sure which terminal driver I'm using.
I'm starting PxPlus with
  "\\spsrds\c$\PVX Plus Technologies\PxPlus 2019 Upd 1\pxplus.exe" -NR -SZ=8000  m:\_QAP\CP\OP4MZA"
running on a Windows server.  What determines which terminal emulation setup routine is used?  If I knew that, would it just be a matter of REM'ing out the

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2019, 12:49:33 PM by Ned L »

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Re: How to disable blink?
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2019, 10:15:49 AM »
There is no way to disable the blinking.

We would suggest you try perhaps replacing all ‘BB’ with ‘BR’ and ‘EB’ with ‘ER’ which will do a reverse video — or perhaps to ‘RED’ and ‘RM’ respectively.

The bulk edit utility should be able to do this quickly for you.

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Re: How to disable blink?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 05:48:10 PM »
Thanks, Mike!
(No wonder I couldn't figure out how to do it!)