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How to send ctrl-F12 when an image icon is clicked on a webpage

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I have phone system software installed on a workstation that I can highlight a phone number, then press Ctrl-F12 on the keyboard to dial.  Is there a way to send Ctrl-F12 when an icon is clicked on a web page that can bypass the need for the user to press Ctrl-F12?
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by:Big Monty
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here's a good tutorial explaining how to capture key preses, more specifically the F1-F12 keys. Look at the test example on the bottom of the page to see it in action.

http://www.quirksmode.org/js/keys.html
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I can capture no problem, its that I want to create the ctrl-F12 somehow.  I want to have an icon on the webpage that when clicked it will do the same thing as if the user pressed Ctrl-F12.  So it's not really a capture that is needed, it's how to simulate or create the Ctrl-F12 by a click on an icon without actually having to use the keyboard (this is especially important for the touch screen workstations).
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are you opposed to using jQuery?
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by:djpriceAtl
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I have never used jQuery so I am unfamilar with it.  I'm looking into finding examples of doing this now.  Do you know how to accomplish this task with jQuery in my .jsp?
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by:Big Monty
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Doing some more research, it looks like simulating a ctrl-f (1-12) event is not possible, as it could be a potential security risk (i wouldnt want a website to control whether or not i go into full screen, which would be ctrl-F11)

you may need to assign another key to do what you want. Either way, here's a thread that explains how to do what you want:

http://forum.jquery.com/topic/simulating-keypress-events
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