Programming the Ctrl+B (STX) Prefix


Print the PDF file above and scan the barcode

This is a single barcode scan to enable the Ctrl+B prefix otherwise known as the STX prefix.

It has been tested to work with the DS6878 Barcode Scanner.

Be aware that with Windows 10 you need to make an additional change to the Command Prompt to allow Ctrl characters to work. If you don't do this step in Windows 10 you won't see the Ctrl+B ( ^B ) character.

Open a search box and type CMD. This should find the CMD.EXE. Right click on it and select run as administrator. Right click the icon at the top left of the command prompt window and select Properties. Make sure that “Use legacy console (requires re-launch) is checked. Click OK and close the command prompt.

Now go to System5 / Setup Wizard / Point of Sale Devices / Barcode Reader

  1. Click on “Now Scan Barcode” button
  2. Scan any Item with a barcode
  3. Click “Save Settings” button
  4. Click “CLOSE” button on top to exit