Post Reply 
HP Prime Virtual Calculator, Retina skin for MBP?
07-10-2018, 05:48 AM
Post: #2
RE: HP Prime Virtual Calculator, Retina skin for MBP?

The simplest answer is simpliy that we have not spent the sime doing a high res skin.

One old saying in the calculator division used to be: "Life is short and ROM is full". Meaning that we do not have a lot of time to do new things, and we have no room in the calculator memory to place them in...
This was when the calcualtor division was 100 large...
Now, we are only a handfull, ROM is huge and we have no shortage of space... However, the time shortage has only got worse :-( and this is not something that we have spent some ime on...

However, this might not be too problematic as anyone can create new skins!
Get a high res picture of your prime (you can take a picture of your own, or zoom one of the existing ones).
Then, in the calcualtor application folder, you will find a skin folder. copy one of the skin files, rename it and open it. It is a text file.
it first points to 3 pictues, used for the key in up/hover and down positions (darken your picture to get the various versions).
It then indicates the screen position and blinking led positions.
IT also has the skin name in all languages
Then comes the key definitions.
The important things there are the x/y coordinates of the keys in the image. Change all 51 ones of them (might take some time, sorry), and you are done!
You now have a new skin for your prime.


Although I work for the HP calculator group, the views and opinions I post here are my own. I do not speak for HP.
Find all posts by this user
Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 

Messages In This Thread
RE: HP Prime Virtual Calculator, Retina skin for MBP? - cyrille de brébisson - 07-10-2018 05:48 AM

User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)