Hopefully easy to implement wish for "save prgm to flash"

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mcc
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Hopefully easy to implement wish for "save prgm to flash"

Post by mcc » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:56 pm

Hi,

When going to SETUP->FILE->2. SAVE PROGRAM there is a list of programs currently stored in RAM.
At the beginning, the cursor is positioned at the top of the list, which is identical to the program, which
was first loaded into RAM ("the oldest program" so to say).

At least for me I want to save the program most of the time, which I did created just before,
which is the last one and at the bottom of the list.

So I have to scroll down the complete list each time.

May I suggest to either sort the list the other way around (newest at the top) or -- what I think is
more universal) allow the list to wrap: Moving the cursor to position "-1" ("one above top" so to say)
would warp the cursor to last position of the list (a "wormhole" through list and flash... ;).

This would make saveing newly created programs more convenient.

What do you think?

Cheers!
Meino
DM 42 - SN: 00373, Firmware v.:3.11. / 3.11. as compiled by SwissMicros

grsbanks
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Re: Hopefully easy to implement wish for "save prgm to flash"

Post by grsbanks » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:54 pm

That makes sense to me.

I don't think sorting the list is going to be an option given the limited amount of RAM there is to play with but wrapping the scrolling might be an option. I'll pass it on.
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mcc
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Re: Hopefully easy to implement wish for "save prgm to flash"

Post by mcc » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:49 am

Hi grsbanks,

thanks a lot ! :)

Cheers
Meino
DM 42 - SN: 00373, Firmware v.:3.11. / 3.11. as compiled by SwissMicros

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Jeff O.
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Re: Hopefully easy to implement wish for "save prgm to flash"

Post by Jeff O. » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:38 pm

mcc wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:56 pm
At least for me I want to save the program most of the time, which I did created just before,
which is the last one and at the bottom of the list.

So I have to scroll down the complete list each time.
Perhaps “Page Down” (Pg_Dn) and “Page Up” (Pg_Up) commands would also be helpful?

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Re: Hopefully easy to implement wish for "save prgm to flash"

Post by Logan » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:05 pm

I heartily agree with this. I have a lot of programs in flash and often need to scroll down to the one at the bottom. Having it wrap around to scroll up and get to the bottom quickly would be fantastic.
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Re: Hopefully easy to implement wish for "save prgm to flash"

Post by Michael » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:10 pm

Jeff O. wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:38 pm
Perhaps “Page Down” (Pg_Dn) and “Page Up” (Pg_Up) commands would also be helpful?
Thanks, it's on the list ...

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