Poll: What do you prefer?This poll is closed. Layout a) 21 50.00% Layout b) 21 50.00% Total 42 votes 100%
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 [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
12-21-2013, 06:41 PM
Post: #21
 Geoff Quickfall Senior Member Posts: 771 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
(12-21-2013 11:14 AM)Paul Dale Wrote:  Option a for me. Less cluttered.

Pauli

SACRILEGE!

I want another shift key and more colours!
12-21-2013, 10:25 PM
Post: #22
 walter b On Vacation Posts: 1,957 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
(12-21-2013 06:41 PM)Geoff Quickfall Wrote:
(12-21-2013 11:14 AM)Paul Dale Wrote:  Option a for me. Less cluttered.
SACRILEGE!

I want another shift key and more colours!
You don't remember how you voted, do you?

d;-)
12-21-2013, 11:07 PM
Post: #23
 eri Junior Member Posts: 15 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
I vote for a but like neither. Put the log functions under menu, but I think the menus should be under a shift key. If there's no essential mapping of a top level key function then can it be made user's choice (program label)?
12-22-2013, 04:26 AM
Post: #24
 Geoff Quickfall Senior Member Posts: 771 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
(12-21-2013 10:25 PM)walter b Wrote:
(12-21-2013 06:41 PM)Geoff Quickfall Wrote:  SACRILEGE!

I want another shift key and more colours!
You don't remember how you voted, do you?

d;-)

Oh no, was i having a dislexic moment. I want clutter! Stops others from using my computer! Also, on a serious note, you get used to it very, very quickly. I can find my way around the Prime alpha keyboard now so even though I can't read that orange, it still works!

Geoff
12-22-2013, 07:41 AM
Post: #25
 walter b On Vacation Posts: 1,957 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
(12-21-2013 11:07 PM)eri Wrote:  Put the log functions under menu, but I think the menus should be under a shift key.
From a design stance, you're right. Though the respective (blue) locations are all taken. And it would cost an extra keystroke to reach quite popular functions like e^x.
(12-21-2013 11:07 PM)eri Wrote:  If there's no essential mapping of a top level key function then can it be made user's choice (program label)?
What do you want to tell me? I've to guess:

You may reassign each and every label on the keyboard (except USER). Those user assignments will come to the front in user mode (sic!). There also will be a menu called "MyMenu" you may fill which will appear whenever no other menu is called (even outside of user mode). And you may define your own new menus.

Hope one of those statements may be an answer to what you wanted to ask.

d:-)
12-22-2013, 12:36 PM (This post was last modified: 12-24-2013 12:50 AM by Massimo Gnerucci.)
Post: #26
 Massimo Gnerucci Senior Member Posts: 2,351 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
(12-20-2013 06:04 PM)walter b Wrote:  Hi all,

a) vs. b)

Sooo niiiiice!

Oh, and why the double $$a\frac{b}{c}$$ ?

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Greetings,
Massimo

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12-22-2013, 04:52 PM
Post: #27
 eri Junior Member Posts: 15 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
(12-22-2013 07:41 AM)walter b Wrote:
(12-21-2013 11:07 PM)eri Wrote:  Put the log functions under menu, but I think the menus should be under a shift key.
From a design stance, you're right. Though the respective (blue) locations are all taken. And it would cost an extra keystroke to reach quite popular functions like e^x.
(12-21-2013 11:07 PM)eri Wrote:  If there's no essential mapping of a top level key function then can it be made user's choice (program label)?
What do you want to tell me? I've to guess:

You may reassign each and every label on the keyboard (except USER). Those user assignments will come to the front in user mode (sic!). There also will be a menu called "MyMenu" you may fill which will appear whenever no other menu is called (even outside of user mode). And you may define your own new menus.

Hope one of those statements may be an answer to what you wanted to ask.

d:-)

Have a few key's unshifted function reserved for 'user's choice', if you use log function all the time then you can map them to program labels that do log.
12-22-2013, 08:14 PM
Post: #28
 walter b On Vacation Posts: 1,957 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)

Sooo niiiiice!

Oh, and why the double $$a\frac{b}{c}$$ ?
Answer 2: Same reason as on the WP 34S (just a little reminder that double radix marks will set fraction mode as well).

Answer 1: IIRC, I explained already for the WP 34S why shifted labels shall be on one side of the primary function. De gustibus non est disputandum -- but as long as one design is more coherent than another, I tend to choose the coherent one.

d:-)
12-22-2013, 08:32 PM
Post: #29
 Massimo Gnerucci Senior Member Posts: 2,351 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
(12-22-2013 08:14 PM)walter b Wrote:

Sooo niiiiice!

Oh, and why the double $$a\frac{b}{c}$$ ?
Answer 2: Same reason as on the WP 34S (just a little reminder that double radix marks will set fraction mode as well).

Answer 1: IIRC, I explained already for the WP 34S why shifted labels shall be on one side of the primary function. De gustibus non est disputandum -- but as long as one design is more coherent than another, I tend to choose the coherent one.

d:-)

As far as I see it shifted functions should go on the top of the keyboard (cfr. your PC keyboard and older HP calcs), while putting side by side letters and blue shifted functions makes the bottom of a key a little crowded, or it is just me?
I find the letters between the keys particularly disturbing.

Oh well, I hope there will be alternative overlays available...

Greetings,
Massimo

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12-22-2013, 09:11 PM
Post: #30
 walter b On Vacation Posts: 1,957 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
Ciao Massimo,
(12-22-2013 08:32 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  As far as I see it shifted functions should go on the top of the keyboard (cfr. your PC keyboard and older HP calcs), while putting side by side letters and blue shifted functions makes the bottom of a key a little crowded, or it is just me?
As long as the lower part of each key is slanted, at least one shifted function will go there. As long as one shifted function goes there, why should the second shifted function of the same key go on its other side?? And as long as f comes before g in alphabet, f-shifted labels shall be closer to the primary ones than g-shifted labels.

(12-22-2013 08:32 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  I find the letters between the keys particularly disturbing.
OK, if you know a better place not yet occupied, feel free to suggest it.

d:-)
12-22-2013, 09:27 PM
Post: #31
 Massimo Gnerucci Senior Member Posts: 2,351 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
Guten Abend, Walter.

(12-22-2013 09:11 PM)walter b Wrote:  Ciao Massimo,
(12-22-2013 08:32 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  As far as I see it shifted functions should go on the top of the keyboard (cfr. your PC keyboard and older HP calcs), while putting side by side letters and blue shifted functions makes the bottom of a key a little crowded, or it is just me?
As long as the lower part of each key is slanted, at least one shifted function will go there. As long as one shifted function goes there, why should the second shifted function of the same key go on its other side?? And as long as f comes before g in alphabet, f-shifted labels shall be closer to the primary ones than g-shifted labels.

I disagree, since I prefer the primary function of the key among the two shifted ones.

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(12-22-2013 08:32 PM)Massimo Gnerucci Wrote:  I find the letters between the keys particularly disturbing.
OK, if you know a better place not yet occupied, feel free to suggest it.

d:-)

Greetings,
Massimo

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12-23-2013, 03:49 AM
Post: #32
 SlideRule Senior Member Posts: 1,313 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
A

SlideRule
12-23-2013, 05:42 AM
Post: #33
 aurelio Senior Member Posts: 587 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
(12-23-2013 03:49 AM)SlideRule Wrote:  A

SlideRule

12-23-2013, 01:35 PM
Post: #34
 BillCarter Unregistered
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
I've advocated against menus for trigs and logs but am voting A. I'll put the trigs/inverses, the logs/inverses, and sigma +/- on F1-F6 and label them accordingly for an uncluttered layout that will meet my needs >99% of the time.
-Bill
12-23-2013, 10:48 PM
Post: #35
 walter b On Vacation Posts: 1,957 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
(12-23-2013 01:35 PM)BillCarter Wrote:  I'll put the trigs/inverses, the logs/inverses, and sigma +/- on F1-F6 and label them accordingly for an uncluttered layout that will meet my needs >99% of the time.
I'd recommend you put 'the trigs/inverses, the logs/inverses, and sigma +/-' into MyMenu so you'll see them all the time unless you called another menu. Then you don't have to label F1-F6.

d:-)
12-23-2013, 11:01 PM
Post: #36
 Marcel Samek Member Posts: 53 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
This new forum software works great: the correct choice is winning. (Albeit by just a nose )
12-23-2013, 11:28 PM
Post: #37
 walter b On Vacation Posts: 1,957 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
Don't forget two posters were clearly stating their will but were just ... ummh ... unable to find the voting box. Including them would turn the result - just by a nose again though. Develops like a handball score
12-23-2013, 11:41 PM
Post: #38
 Marcel Samek Member Posts: 53 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
(12-23-2013 11:28 PM)walter b Wrote:  Don't forget two posters were clearly stating their will but were just ... ummh ... unable to find the voting box. Including them would turn the result - just by a nose again though. Develops like a handball score

Unable to find the voting box? How are they ever going to find something on a sub-menu? Those two need it spelled out on the keyboard. I call those two votes for b) by default.
12-24-2013, 12:44 AM
Post: #39
 Massimo Gnerucci Senior Member Posts: 2,351 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
(12-23-2013 11:41 PM)Marcel Samek Wrote:
(12-23-2013 11:28 PM)walter b Wrote:  Don't forget two posters were clearly stating their will but were just ... ummh ... unable to find the voting box. Including them would turn the result - just by a nose again though. Develops like a handball score

Unable to find the voting box? How are they ever going to find something on a sub-menu? Those two need it spelled out on the keyboard. I call those two votes for b) by default.

Ahem... since one of those two is one of the developers...

Greetings,
Massimo

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12-24-2013, 02:02 AM
Post: #40
 BillCarter Unregistered
RE: [43S] Let's try a poll on the new forum :-)
(12-23-2013 10:48 PM)walter b Wrote:  I'd recommend you put 'the trigs/inverses, the logs/inverses, and sigma +/-' into MyMenu so you'll see them all the time unless you called another menu. Then you don't have to label F1-F6.

Yes, MyMenu is what I'm thinking. Further, I'm hoping I can find a way to have these functions in MyMenu "active" but not displayed on the screen. I'd only display menus other than MyMenu, instead maximizing the display real estate for the stack (or just keeping the screen uncluttered).
-Bill
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