43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

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Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Post by H2X » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:26 am

H2X wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:03 am
Jaymos wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:55 am
I don’t even want to try icons myself.
Me neither, but we could always look at icon collections for suitable candidates?
Remembering that those icons should be easy to reproduce in print and on the web...
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Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Post by Jaymos » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:31 am

H2X wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:26 am
H2X wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:03 am
Jaymos wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:55 am
I don’t even want to try icons myself.
Me neither, but we could always look at icon collections for suitable candidates?
Remembering that those icons should be easy to reproduce in print and on the web...
And it needs to be integrated into the emulator fonts as one or more custom characters. Therefore small.

Not particularly keen. On the other hand the icon on [f] EXIT is really nice.
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Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Post by H2X » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:45 am

Jaymos wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:31 am
H2X wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:26 am
H2X wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:03 am


Me neither, but we could always look at icon collections for suitable candidates?
Remembering that those icons should be easy to reproduce in print and on the web...
And it needs to be integrated into the emulator fonts as one or more custom characters. Therefore small.

Not particularly keen. On the other hand the icon on [f] EXIT is really nice.
I agree, and I'd be surprised if any equally good icons turn up for the other keys. But I do love a good surprise! :-)
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Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Post by H2X » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:00 am

The HOME menu:

I like that the soft keys are never idle, but does the HOME menu as envisioned imply that the lower part of the screen is always busy showing their shifted options?
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Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Post by Jaymos » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:16 am

H2X wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:00 am
The HOME menu:

I like that the soft keys are never idle, but does the HOME menu as envisioned imply that the lower part of the screen is always busy showing their shifted options?
As done now, with HOME being a ‘normal’ menu without any special extra powers, HOME can be removed by pressing EXIT, as with any other menu. So the function keys are indeed idle if this is done.

However, the HOME key has a button, and I would probably call it up and let it sit there all the time. If it goes away, you can always call it back by pressing HOME or triple shifting (if that option is enabled).

If it works well, I can consider an option to enable automation to have it always as a base menu. But I’m nit there yet. Just mentioning.
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Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Post by inautilus » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:45 am

Test ...
(where did my post go ? :?
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Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Post by Jaymos » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:48 am

inautilus wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:45 am
Test ...
(where did my post go ? :?
I have not seen one.
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Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Post by inautilus » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:52 am

Somehow, the posting I made a half hour ago ... lost its way.
Will just send through the work this time.
More to follow ... :)
43 Platform drawing - Raw PNG.png
43 Platform drawing - Raw PNG.png (43.97 KiB) Viewed 440 times
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Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Post by Jaymos » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:09 am

inautilus wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:52 am
Somehow, the posting I made a half hour ago ... lost its way.
Will just send through the work this time.
More to follow ... :)

43 Platform drawing - Raw PNG.png
Hi,

Your platform is beautiful, but the file size is not correct.

It must be 526 x 980 pixels
It is 497 x 915 pixels.

The result is it does not fit.

Image
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Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Post by inautilus » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:27 am

Not to worry. I can set the dimensions pixel size, whatever) to whatthey need to be. It is no concern at all. However, losing an email in transit ... somehow ... well that may be. Will wait to see what happens before sending the other stuff. :?
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