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by cdmackay
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: Improved Keyboard????
Replies: 22
Views: 5125

Re: Improved Keyboard????

For the adventurous, is there a guide showing (visually) exactly which bits need cleaning, and how to dismantle far enough to get to them, please?

Is IPA acceptable for cleaning? Any better, e.g. a particular contact cleaner (available in UK)? I have lots of IPA :)
by cdmackay
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: Improved Keyboard????
Replies: 22
Views: 5125

Re: Improved Keyboard????

thanks both, great news.
by cdmackay
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: Improved Keyboard????
Replies: 22
Views: 5125

Re: Improved Keyboard????

Are we talking about keys that don't reliably register, or debouncing issues with unwanted repeats? I suffer from the former, but have never seen the latter.

Will someone tell us when the replacement foils are available and how to request one, please? thank you.
by cdmackay
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Looking forward to the DM42 update utilizing the Free42 2.023 update...
Replies: 29
Views: 5136

Re: Looking forward to the DM42 update utilizing the Free42 2.023 update...

Thomas Okken wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:58 am
N.B. I sometimes get annoyed at the never-ending flood of updates on my smartphones, too, and after receiving complaints about the spate of updates …
complaints? some people are just bloody ungrateful :)

thank you for all your hard work.
by cdmackay
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: Keyboard debouncing
Replies: 70
Views: 15544

Re: Keyboard debouncing

I'm not 100% why folks are advocating these alternates (there seem to be multiple points being made) but the main difference is that [Enter] disables stack-lift, so the next thing entered replaces X without pushing the stack up, while the other methods terminate entry with stack lift enabled. To me...
by cdmackay
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: Keyboard debouncing
Replies: 70
Views: 15544

Re: Keyboard debouncing

There are definitely places where the habit of using EXIT to enter a number can bite you as it has side effects. A safer habit is to press X<>Y twice I don't quite get what people are trying to achieve here, would you please explain? i.e. what state is different after pressing X<>Y twice, compared ...
by cdmackay
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: Keyboard debouncing
Replies: 70
Views: 15544

Re: Keyboard debouncing

No, you are not alone. Since discovery in this thread of EXIT entering a number into x only, this is becoming a pleasant habit. I think you described the thought process well for my mind too. Maybe I used the 28C too much long time ago, and this method positively gets the number into x only and all...
by cdmackay
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: add Alpha detail to on-device help
Replies: 0
Views: 996

add Alpha detail to on-device help

hi,

please consider this request to add detail about the lower and upper case alpha input modes to the on-device/FAT help file.

The detail is in the online help, but not in the on-device help, unless I'm missing it.

thank you.
by cdmackay
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Usage tips, tricks and problem reports
Topic: The Stack (according to Free42 Manual)
Replies: 19
Views: 2460

Re: The Stack (according to Free42 Manual)

As someone noted recently, also remember that on the DM42 you can type 2 EXIT to enter 2 into X without it also being lifted into Y.
by cdmackay
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: DM42
Topic: Help File v 3.11
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Help File v 3.11

but thanks Bob for pointing out its existence! :)