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by pica
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: Custm menu ambiguity
Replies: 6
Views: 2085

Re: Custm menu ambiguity

Thanks for the discussion. The issue came up for me as I have a downloaded program, I forget which, that has a variable called TIME. Of course, the DM42 now has a function called TIME which I find very useful and was taken aback by the erratic results when it was assigned to a menu. It is useful to ...
by pica
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: Things to improve on the hardware
Replies: 5
Views: 4629

Re: Things to improve on the hardware

Yes, it was that kind of thing, although not that exact brand.
by pica
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: Custm menu ambiguity
Replies: 6
Views: 2085

Custm menu ambiguity

If I have a variable with the same name as a function and assign the fuction to a custom menu, the menu will recall the variable, rather than execute the function. For example 3 STO SIN ASSIGN FCN SIN CUSTOM SIN will display 3 rather than sin(3). Is this normal hp42 behavior? The manual (p68-69) doe...
by pica
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Update Announcements
Topic: UPDATE: DMCP-3.12 / DM42-3.12
Replies: 40
Views: 17637

Re: UPDATE: DMCP-3.12 / DM42-3.12

I see that this update allows to load a keyboard map. How hard is it to edit this? Where would I find the default keymap file? I would love to map the unused 3rd function key to show the custom menu (SF27) with a single keystroke. And then perhaps use shift 2 for something else.
by pica
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: The Idle 3rd soft key
Replies: 0
Views: 5691

The Idle 3rd soft key

Is there any plan for the idle 3rd soft menu key? If there is no current plan, I would suggest that it become universally user definable- so that the user can assign an unshifted assignment to anything that could normally be assigned to the custom menu. Of course, I would make it open the existing c...
by pica
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: MVAR vs INPUT
Replies: 5
Views: 2269

Re: MVAR vs INPUT

OK. Thanks for the clarification. I had never even tried to STO or RCL a global variable with a menu open. I would just put in menu items for all the constants I might need, and then RCL and STO will work fine. Although STO is not needed to store into a menued variable. You are not limited to 6 vari...
by pica
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: MVAR vs INPUT
Replies: 5
Views: 2269

Re: MVAR vs INPUT

Again, I'm not sure exactly what the problem is, but keep in mind that even if there is an MVAR statement in your program, the variable does not actually exist until something is stored in it. When writing programs, it is best to store a number- usually I put zero- into each variable before starting...
by pica
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: Things to improve on the hardware
Replies: 5
Views: 4629

Re: Things to improve on the hardware

On the issue of screen glare. By chance I came across a matte screen protector for a kindle ereader. Cut to size it makes a good improvement to the readability of the screen.
by pica
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: The unused top function key
Replies: 1
Views: 1809

The unused top function key

How hard would it be to make the unused F3 key a single press shortcut to the custom menu? Or is there a plan for it in the pipeline? Even better but harder to implement would be to make it universally assignable to any function, program or variable I like.
by pica
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: Call a catalogue menu from inside a program?
Replies: 0
Views: 824

Call a catalogue menu from inside a program?

It crosses my mind that it would be nice to be able to call a catalogue menu, e.g. programs, from within a program. It would help, with say DPLOT, to save having to type the function name. Inbuilt programs like solver and integration are able to do this already for programs and I can think of other ...