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How to navigate your 83-series calculator with speed
« on: March 16, 2012, 12:22:34 am »
There are a lot of ways to get around your calculator, and a lot of ways that aren't documented at all, or very well. Let us post them here.

[2nd]+[LEFT] jumps to the beginning of a line
[2nd]+[RIGHT] jumps to the end of a line
Go to the program editor, and select new. Type in the name of an editable program you have in RAM. The program will now open in the program editor. NOTE: Does not work on Archived programs, even in zStart.
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Re: How to navigate your 83-series calculator with speed
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 01:27:44 am »
Those tricks makes lots of sense I think, and are pretty useful shortcuts.

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Re: How to navigate your 83-series calculator with speed
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012, 09:17:09 am »
I knew this already, but indeed, they are useful.
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Re: How to navigate your 83-series calculator with speed
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2012, 09:31:18 am »
In the program editor if you have the Alpha lock enabled(2nd, Alpha) when you press up or down it allows you to scroll through the program a screen at a time instead of line by line. Essentially it is similar to pageup or pagedown on a PC.

The CATALOG(2nd 0) is your friend. If you don't know where a command is located it can easily be found in the CATALOG most of the time (and in some cases is the fastest way to access it). When entering the catalog, alpha mode is automatically enabled, allowing you to skip to the first letter of any command. IE, pressing G will bring you to the "GarbageCollecte" entry.

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Re: How to navigate your 83-series calculator with speed
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2012, 09:39:07 am »
If we are going to list navigation tricks like that, here are a few basic ones, including one that older users might not know (since it didn't work on older OSes):

-Pressing ENTER on a line of code skips to the next line. It scrolls much faster than the ALPHA trick mentionned above, assuming you constantly mash the key.
-In the list editor, on OS 1.18 or higher, it is possible to go at the bottom of a list from the top by pressing up. On older OSes, you can only do the opposite.
-Press ALPHA then a letter in the program list to go immediately to the first program starting with that letter. (like in the CATALOG)
-Disable Mathprint

I think if there are enough tricks listed, the 1st post should be edited to add them.
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Re: How to navigate your 83-series calculator with speed
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2012, 10:21:10 am »
DJ, you probably should mention that your trick is only useful when having vast amounts of data on lines (if i get you right)

-If you are at the end of a line and press 2nd>right you jump to the end of the next line.
-If you are at the beginning of a line and press 2nd>left you jump to the beginning of the previous line.
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Re: How to navigate your 83-series calculator with speed
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2012, 11:49:02 am »
There are a lot of ways to get around your calculator, and a lot of ways that aren't documented at all, or very well. Let us post them here.

[2nd]+[LEFT] jumps to the beginning of a line
[2nd]+[RIGHT] jumps to the end of a line
Go to the program editor, and select new. Type in the name of an editable program you have in RAM. The program will now open in the program editor. NOTE: Does not work on Archived programs, even in zStart.


Also, in the program editor...
2nd+Alpha and you can scroll down faster :D
EDIT: Whoops! Should've read previous post :P
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Re: How to navigate your 83-series calculator with speed
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2012, 11:49:22 am »
on OS 2.53 and above, there are a few useful functions(such as abs()) in the [ALPHA] + [F1-F4] menu.

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Re: How to navigate your 83-series calculator with speed
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2012, 11:49:25 am »
THat has already been said.
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Re: How to navigate your 83-series calculator with speed
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2012, 12:06:23 pm »
THat has already been said.
nope...
not in this thread, at least :P
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Re: How to navigate your 83-series calculator with speed
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2012, 02:54:17 pm »
THat has already been said.
nope...
not in this thread, at least :P
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Re: How to navigate your 83-series calculator with speed
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2012, 03:42:58 pm »
DJ, you probably should mention that your trick is only useful when having vast amounts of data on lines (if i get you right)

-If you are at the end of a line and press 2nd>right you jump to the end of the next line.
-If you are at the beginning of a line and press 2nd>left you jump to the beginning of the previous line.
Yeah true, same for the list editor trick. Those tricks are mainly useful if you got a lot of data to scroll through.

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Re: How to navigate your 83-series calculator with speed
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2012, 05:51:05 pm »

In any situation where you are using a cursor on the graph screen [2nd] + [Left]/[Right] skips 5 pixels at a time.

[2nd] + [Enter] can be used as a crude copy/paste in the program editor.

[ON] stops every single calculator process besides recalling (good for long equations / graphing)

Setting XRes = 2 will make stuff graph about 2.5 times faster, at the cost of resolution



Go to the program editor, and select new. Type in the name of an editable program you have in RAM. The program will now open in the program editor. NOTE: Does not work on Archived programs, even in zStart.

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Re: How to navigate your 83-series calculator with speed
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2012, 06:38:09 pm »
[Alpha]+up/down also works in the programs and apps lists.
[Alpha]+letter works in apps menu
Press up at top of programs or apps list, or down at the bottom, to jump to the bottom or top respectively.  (is that the "list editor"?  I don't use those parts of TIOS much :P)
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Re: How to navigate your 83-series calculator with speed
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2012, 01:18:29 am »
Note: Jumping to letter or going from top to bottom gets really slow if you have a lot of programs.
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