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[48G] Naive question
03-06-2015, 01:45 PM
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RE: [48G] Naive question
(03-06-2015 11:42 AM)Frido Bohn Wrote:  
(03-05-2015 02:45 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  Yes, there are MANY key assignments on both the 48 and 49/50 series that are not printed on the keyboard.

Sometimes it is really awkward to find the commands, even if you are an experienced user. In the HP50 for example, to get "->HMS" you have to type "right-arrow" "time", browse & select "4. Tools", and type "NXT" to have the soft menu with the desired command in front of you.
However, there is a remedy. In the HP48 and HP50 series (and I suppose it's also true for the HP49) you can create a "custom menu". Simply create a variable named "CST" that contains a list with your must beloved commands, programs or other stuff you find useful. Amazing is that you can create a separate "CST" per directory.
In the HP48 you can access your customized menu via the "CST" key (letter "I"), and for the HP50 it is "CUSTOM" (left-arrow letter "H"). Especially for the HP50, this approach saves you a lot of keystrokes.


The CST feature is actually very powerful (and potentially complex) and allows you to include complete programs and logic, SysRPL, etc. in the key "assignment". It is documented, but relatively arcane. The best guide is simply this: You CAN assign anything you want to any key, just think thru what you want to use often and work thru the list definitions. Always backup first. Wink

--Bob Prosperi
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[48G] Naive question - Tugdual - 03-05-2015, 08:42 AM
RE: [48G] Naive question - Thomas Radtke - 03-05-2015, 11:55 AM
RE: [48G] Naive question - rprosperi - 03-05-2015, 02:45 PM
RE: [48G] Naive question - Frido Bohn - 03-06-2015, 11:42 AM
RE: [48G] Naive question - rprosperi - 03-06-2015 01:45 PM
RE: [48G] Naive question - Thomas Ritschel - 03-06-2015, 12:15 PM
RE: [48G] Naive question - rprosperi - 03-06-2015, 01:50 PM
RE: [48G] Naive question - Tugdual - 03-05-2015, 08:19 PM
RE: [48G] Naive question - Dave Britten - 03-06-2015, 06:45 PM
RE: [48G] Naive question - Thomas Ritschel - 03-06-2015, 08:02 PM
RE: [48G] Naive question - Tugdual - 03-06-2015, 09:15 PM

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