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    please answer this for me.

    What is the Scroll lock key for?
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    . . . umm . . .

    >>to scroll things!?!<<
    if a contradiction was contradicted would that contradition contradict the origional crontradiction?

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    nah that ain't it.
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    i remember hearing awhile back that it used to be used for things, but it's pretty much useless now.
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    I think scroll lock was for old text-based environments (DOS, Unix shell). I think it stopped the cursor moving but let you scroll up and down all of the text written in the session. I could be wrong.

    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/Scroll_Lock_key.html

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    ...hey, what's with the bunnies?

    bunnies are nice... especially the ones *Michelle* used to have...
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    Bunnies aren't as cute as everybody supposes
    With all their hoppy legs and twitchy little noses
    And what's with all the carrots, who needs such good eyesight anyway?
    Bunnies, bunnies it must be BUNNIES!

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    ::Applauds::

    Thank you for your info Brian you actually contributed positively to a thread.
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    Originally posted by elchulo2002
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    Thank you for your info Brian you actually contributed positively to a thread.
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    I have seen it used for scrolling the terminal on unix. This is not on X11 or linux, though I think you can configure the default behavior to do this.

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    On many character based UI's the scroll lock key stops screen output. If your screen can only display 24 lines but your output is 30 lines long you can press Scroll Lock when you've enough to read, then release it to get a bit more, until you have read it all. (That is what it does under OpenVMS and most UNIX systems I've used).
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