Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 34 / MARCH 1983 / PAGE 12


How does one "trap" the RUN/STOP key on the VIC? I am presently working on a preschool program and have been using GET instead of INPUT when asking for a user response. Unfortunately, though, a child may inadvertently "break" into the program by hitting the RUN/STOP key.

Werner Meserth

This has been a problem for quite some time and numerous solutions have been proposed. Reader Don Kitching recently suggested POKE 808,127 to disable the VIC STOP key and thus prevent accidental falling out of a program RUN into immediate mode. An excellent solution can be found in the article "Perfect Commodore INPUTs," in the January 1982 issue.