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Define screen BUTTONS in Home to run program?
05-15-2017, 01:19 AM (This post was last modified: 05-15-2017 01:42 AM by lemontea.)
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Define screen BUTTONS in Home to run program?
Sorry if this is covered somewhere. I tried looking and searching the volume of information but could not find it.

Is it possible to define one of the screen softkeys to run a program?

(The user guide calls them BUTTONS.)

And to have that BUTTON definition automatically grab however many variables off the stack and then do its thing, and return the answer to the screen/stack?

So in other words, not bother executing programs by calling it with any other method, but just pressing the BUTTON.

Thanks.
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12-22-2017, 05:02 PM (This post was last modified: 12-22-2017 05:12 PM by salvomic.)
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RE: Define screen BUTTONS in Home to run program?
(05-15-2017 01:19 AM)lemontea Wrote:  Sorry if this is covered somewhere. I tried looking and searching the volume of information but could not find it.

Is it possible to define one of the screen softkeys to run a program?

(The user guide calls them BUTTONS.)

And to have that BUTTON definition automatically grab however many variables off the stack and then do its thing, and return the answer to the screen/stack?

So in other words, not bother executing programs by calling it with any other method, but just pressing the BUTTON.

Thanks.

I agree. But at the moment it is not so easy programmatically use softkeys; you can find something in the Prime Program Library section of the Forum (among them also some programs of mine)...

Generally speaking, I too hope to have in the next version of FW (for the imminent one, after the present beta I think is too late) a simple system to set and use "buttons" or soft keys, like with HP 50g or HP 42s and so on... It would be a user-friendly way to customise the calc, i.e. to execute at a glance programs or functions often used or to insert variables most used and so on.
Obviously in the cases they don't conflict with those soft keys used in the apps. I think it is simpler to have them with the custom programs or in Home (CAS?) than in the Apps, where the present row of six buttons is almost always already occupied...
How do it better? I don't know... Creating anything row for the buttons?

However, Tim or Cyrille could help us to know if that implementation is easy or not to do with the present state of the Prime's software: it's always more simple to "request something" than "doing it" Smile

Salvo

EDIT: as I wrote in another post, this system (buttons - soft keys) should coexists with the User defined keys, now more powerful than in the previous versions.

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