43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

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

Post by Jaymos » Tue May 19, 2020 5:43 pm

rprosperi wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 4:52 pm
Makes good sense since that key is also Alpha "D", an additional mnemonic to help out.
True! Did not think of that.
Jaco Mostert
Elec Eng, South Africa
WP34C, HP42S, DM42 for complex math; 35S, 28C, 32Sii, WP34S, EL-506P, EL-W506, PB700; owned FX702P & 11C; used 67 & 85. iOS: 42s (Byron), Free42, WP31S/34S, HCalc.
WP43C running on DM42 sn. 03818 .

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Re: 43S Alternative key layout --> WP43C

Post by Jaymos » Thu May 21, 2020 9:41 am

I found a way to make the Windows CALC KEY on the keyboard start my favourite Windows calculator. It really beats the stock doze calculator hands down. The complication was that it needed an intermediary batch file to make sure the working directory is set up correctly.

Make a simple folder, not a folder with a complicated path or date or version number to prevent you having to redo the registry when you update your simulator version. Copy the simulator, complete, to this folder. I used c:\wp43c. Double click this wp43c.exe file and make sure the simulator works. If it doesn't, don't proceed, and fix it until it does.

Make the following batch file called wp43c.cmd and store it in the same folder. I saved wp43c.cmd to c:\wp43c. Double click this wp43c.cmd file and make sure the simulator works. If it doesn't, don't proceed, and fix it until it does:

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cd c:\wp43c
start "" "wp43c.exe"
Make the following text registry file called wp43c.reg and store it in the same folder. Note the double slashes used for single slashes:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AppKey\18]
"ShellExecute"="c:\\wp43c\\wp43c.cmd"
Double click the wp43c.reg file, and agree to add the info to your registry.

My CALC key brings up the simulator on my Windows 10. Mileage may vary with the M$ stuff. I know little of Windows differences and requirements - I use Windows for real work only ;-)
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Jaco Mostert
Elec Eng, South Africa
WP34C, HP42S, DM42 for complex math; 35S, 28C, 32Sii, WP34S, EL-506P, EL-W506, PB700; owned FX702P & 11C; used 67 & 85. iOS: 42s (Byron), Free42, WP31S/34S, HCalc.
WP43C running on DM42 sn. 03818 .

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