Software Simulation: F11 Issues, Dragging Field Divider

msullivan3430 Community Member Posts: 42
Our company only uses IE/Edge on laptops/desktops for security reasons. I need help on how to replicate some functionality in a software simulation with unique requirements and would appreciate any help.

Problem 1: The user must use the F11 key to enable the text entry fields on a screen and then use Ctrl+F11 to submit their query (no buttons exist). The browser interprets the F11 as a command to enter/exit "Full Screen Mode" instead of running my action group.

Option 1: Use an action group to change the background image so that the TEB fills are updated (i.e., enabled) and show the TEBs that were initially hidden.

Option 2: On keystroke entry of F11 run JavaScript or jQuery do something similar to what I've described in Option 1.

Problem 2: How can I simulate/capture an action where the user needs to scroll through a horizontal window that shows many columns of data (wider than the computer monitors that we have). The columns may initially only show 8 characters of the contents. Once the user finds the column they are interested in, they must click and drag the right border of the column so that the column width is expanded and all information is visible. This is mainly accounting data, with long tracking numbers for checks, or related scanned documents, information about accounts receivable items, etc.

Problem 3: How can I capture a Left+Right Mouse Click? This is a left mouse click which is immediately followed by the right mouse click at the same screen location in order to perform some action.


  • cainam
    cainam Community Member Posts: 365 ♦ Idol ♦
    For problem 2 - can you have a pop-up page (with wider dimensions on the page), and instead of having a drag of the right border to expand, have a double-click?  (I know the double-click works for many softwares to expand to see all, not sure if that works with your software in question).  The double-click would be easier to simulate than a drag I could use maybe 2 transparent buttons over the column they need to expand, the first transparent button disappears, the 2nd transparent button will simulate the column expanding.

    If you have trouble getting 100% of what you need for some of the other options, what I have done in the past if I couldn't fake it, is to (for example) show a picture of a mouse with a right-click option for the user to click on, or an image of an F11 key for the user to click on.  Not the first choice, but maybe something to use as a backup.
    - Adam Cain