Re: LZ: Really **strange** idea!
> > No, it's not completely nuts, and it has been done. The CalcOFF 2.0 utility
> > at TICALC.ORG will allow you to turn off the calculator from inside ZS, and
> > choose the option of returning upon the ON push to either TI-OS or ZShell.
> > I have been wondering how the author did this for quite some time, anyone?
> thinking that i am the author i can best explain how it works. First it
> waits for you to press a key(1-4) then it jumps to the approiate
> location then it turns off the calc(items 1 and 2) or goes back to
> ZShell or the Home Screen(items 3 and 4). if 1 or 2 is pressed it turns
> off the calc and then waits for on to be pressed. after ON is pressed
> CalcOff2 either is set to go to ZShell or the home screen.
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The question of turning off the calc has been a point of confusion
for a lot of people (not you specifically Mr. Cordes because you
wrote it, of course, but I want to clarify it for others who might
not understand it). When you press 2nd-ON to turn the calc off, all
it does is disable the timer interrupts, turn off the LCD, and HALTs
the cpu right where it is. When you press the ON key later, it sends
an interrupt, which simply "unfreezes" the processor and it picks up
where it left off. It does the same thing when it turns off
automatically. When a program like CalcOFF or KCLock85 turns the
calc off, it does the same thing, halting and picking up where it
left off. Hope that helps!