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Enter function Hi I have programmed the scanner to add the enter function after the barcode is scanned. Is there any way to program another enter after that one? eg: we scan the barcode, the barcode is entered in the box and the enter function sends it to the next window ( this is where we need the next enter ) so it will then finish the entry and we can scan another barcode without having to run back and forth to the keyboard as we could be several meters away. regards Lee Jordan

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  • JordanL Oct 17, 2007

    thanks i will try this.





  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    remove enter from the barcode scanner

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    I have two scanners. One worked fine until I tried to turn off the enter option, now it adds }w before every barcode. The second just beeps four times with a red light which stays on. I got it to work at one point, but it had the }w before barcodes. Now it just beeps with a red light again. I have tried defaulting both multiple times, and I even downloaded symbols program which doesn't even recognize the scanner. They are so out of date that the support center basically wished me the best of luck. I have run out of ideas.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    will scan but need it to automatically press enter after each scan

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    I have tried scanning probably all of the programming menu to try and fix this problem but nothing seems to be working for me, i have also tried looking online for similar articles regarding this problem but don't see any. hope that you could help me.



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Hi Lee,


It can be done by programming the scanning the 'Send Enter Key' barcode twice, from the owners manual.




Scan the barcodes -


Send All Data, Send Enter Key, Send Enter Key, Save


Posted on Oct 17, 2007

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    How can I make my Barcode scanner automatically press (Enter) after each scan?



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