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RE: newRPL: [UPDATED Jan-07-16] Firmware for testing available for download
(01-17-2016 08:44 PM)Nigel (UK) Wrote:  The keyboard is fine with no multiple bounce problems. Everything seems to be working and I look forward to using it over the next few days.
Good to hear the 49G+ keyboard works fine too. The keyboard driver was originally written on one, but mine broke down many years ago, so there was no way for me to test it.

(01-17-2016 08:44 PM)Nigel (UK) Wrote:  Two points:
  • How can I hide the VAR menu? Earlier posts in this thread suggest that long-press VARS will do this, but it doesn't, at least not for me. If I can't hide it this isn't a problem - there's plenty of space - but I wondered whether this might be a problem with the HP-49g+ keyboard.

No problem with your keyboard. In this last version I removed it from the keyboard because the long press is now used by the menu help. I still don't know where to relocate it, but that functionality will be back in short.

(01-17-2016 08:44 PM)Nigel (UK) Wrote:  
  • I've made a menu with TMENU. The text in the "black blocks" goes right up to the top line of black pixels, making it harder to read than if there was one more line of black. Is this deliberate?

Well, it deliberately saves one pixel, the intent wasn't to make it hard to read, though. With 3 lines of menus, 3 lines of pixels would have to go. It's doable, if I get more complaints about that I can lose those 3 pixels.

(01-17-2016 08:44 PM)Nigel (UK) Wrote:  Also, is it possible to change the display format of numbers yet?
Not yet from the user side, I still don't know how to easily expose that to the user, as the new formatting is far more flexible.
Right now there's no command to modify it, but the hidden '.Settings' directory has the variable 'NumFmt'.
This variable is list that contains the following:
"Locale string"

Where SmallFmt, MidFmt and LargeFmt are integer numbers that combine the many flags, number of digits, etc. that control the appearance of a number.
SmallLimit and LargeLimit are real numbers. The SmallFmt applies to all numbers when abs(number) < SmallLimit. LargeFmt applies to all numbers larger than LargeLimit, and MidFmt applies in between.

You could go into the .Settings directory and change this list with STO. But the flags aren't documented anywhere yet :-)

I'll probably provide a single command where you provide the list above to change all settings at once, rather than the archaic FIX, ENG, SCI, etc., which will still exist as convenient preselected formats.
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