|Re: Clearing the menu line|
Message #3 Posted by Thomas Okken on 9 Apr 2009, 11:07 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Ken Shaw
I don't have a 42S in front of me, but I think the EXIT key clears the menu line.
That is correct, but it's not the whole story. The HP-42S menu system has several levels, and EXIT only takes you out of the current level, up to whatever menu level was active before. There is no key that takes you out of all menus all at once.
An extreme example is this: from having no active menu, press STAT, CFIT, MODL, PGM.FCN, [down], X?0, STO, [.], IND, ENTER, ABCDE.
From the state the calculator is in by then, you have to press EXIT seven times to get rid of all the menus.
There may be ways to get to states where you need to press EXIT even more times to get out of all menus, but I can't remember them offhand... Fellow HP-42S enthusiasts, please chime in!
Long story short: the HP-42S does not have a key that gets rid of all active menus all at once. The EXITALL function comes close but it's not on the keyboard.
Just press EXIT until the menus are gone. You'll hardly ever have to press it more than 2 or 3 times.
Enjoy the HP-42S menu system; it's one of the best there is. :-)