[SHIFT] toggles function key set

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hsilop
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[SHIFT] toggles function key set

Post by hsilop » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:26 am

I'd like to see a feature in the future where pressing [SHIFT] in CUSTOM mode gave access to another bank for programs on the function keys. I'd personally use this to place inverse functions in the shifted set, such as LYtoM on the front and MtoLY on the shifted version. Similar to how the HP41CV works.
DM42 SN: 03223

HP-25, HP-33C, HP-41CV, HP-46, HP-11C, HP-12C, HP-15C, HP-16C

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Re: [SHIFT] toggles function key set

Post by grsbanks » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:00 am

hsilop wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:26 am
I'd like to see a feature in the future where pressing [SHIFT] in CUSTOM mode gave access to another bank for programs on the function keys. I'd personally use this to place inverse functions in the shifted set, such as LYtoM on the front and MtoLY on the shifted version. Similar to how the HP41CV works.
We're getting close to that with the next release of the DM42's firmware (any time now, it's ready, I just need to write up the announcement!). What we've done is to re-task one of the HP-42S "reserved" flags, Flag 64 to be precise. The flag is set if Shift is pressed immediately before pressing a key in a custom menu that is constructed with the KEYG/KEYX functions.
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Re: [SHIFT] toggles function key set

Post by hsilop » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:55 am

Excellent! I'll keep a close lookout for it.
DM42 SN: 03223

HP-25, HP-33C, HP-41CV, HP-46, HP-11C, HP-12C, HP-15C, HP-16C

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Re: [SHIFT] toggles function key set

Post by grsbanks » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:58 am

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Re: [SHIFT] toggles function key set

Post by hsilop » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:56 am

Awesome - thank you! 3.13 installed. I'll start investigating flag 64.
DM42 SN: 03223

HP-25, HP-33C, HP-41CV, HP-46, HP-11C, HP-12C, HP-15C, HP-16C

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