|Re: 34s Keyboard Overlays|
Message #8 Posted by Raymond Del Tondo on 7 May 2011, 9:34 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Eric Rechlin
Nice thing, this cutter:-)
Apart from that, the overlay is way too full for my taste. Letters everywhere, in five different colors. Heavily cluttered keyboard layouts like these were the reason for HP to look for a different way of user interface.
One can hardly see the most important numeric and arithmetic keys.
Another thing: To turn the unit off, one has to press the blue key _near_ (but not next to) the top right corner, and then the ON key on the bottom left corner.
Is there any other HP calc where the key combination for turning off the unit is that crazy? If it were the green key (at the right edge) it would at least ease turn-off: Right edge - left edge.
I think it would be better if the shift key for turning off the unit would be next to the ON key, like on the unmodified 20b/30b, and all Pioneer series calcs.
Even better would be an unshifted ON/OFF key. The Clear Entry (CE) key is very similar to the CLx key, or a longhold backspace key . The code behind the key would have to check whether data entry was active, and act accordingly.
I'd prefer a less cluttered keyboard layout with fewer key legends.
IMHO The original 30b looks much better with the reduced original keyboard overlay.
Don't get me wrong: You did a great job to create the wp34s.
But the overloaded keyboard overlay reminds me of the early Casios and Sharps of the Eighties...