Dani R. wrote: ↑
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:35 am
Concerning the assignment of default functions to the function keys when no other menu is open, I still haven't found a solid reason to contradict this idea. But I have also not found a reason for doing so. I would have rather imagined functionalities like the DM42, 'SETUP' etc.. But yes, you can also implement it that way. But as already mentioned, I would put 'PI' on F6 and put another or no or a programmable function on F1.
I would like to claim the compelling reason for having as that I actually use it, therefore there is a good chance some other people may want it too. I like the screen to be clear, when advanced menu stuff is not used, and then I like to have to top 3 lines of the calculator to be math only. There are enough admin/menu/programming/logic menus on the majority of the calculator.
Whichever way, it is essential for me that the four inner FN buttons MUST work unshifted for the yellow shifted functions below it on the 42S layout, that is: y^x, x^2, 10^x, e^x.
I am however negotiable
on the two buttons above the yellow Σ- and GTO labels.
- I really do like pi on top but I can live with moving pi from above Σ- to above GTO.
- I do not really NEED xth-root -of-y on FN1 and I can negotiate this one.
Options for FN1 in no menu mode are then:
I could also make this FN1 No menu button similar to the Σ+ button, in the sense that it could also get NORMAL MODE configurability in no menu mode. So that we mark it with a white line on the template indicating it is a reconfigurable button. And the options could be all of the above and more.
Elec Eng, South Africa
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