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BenjaminWade

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Re: Wish List for PFE Features
« Reply #465 on: September 17, 2019, 05:43:24 pm »
Hi John
My wish would be to have the list of standards in the MAN fit window sorted by standard number. I am not too sure what is governing the order they appear at the moment, it doesnt appear to be mean Z.

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« Reply #466 on: September 17, 2019, 07:03:55 pm »
I second the suggestions for keyboard shortcuts and tab key sequencing. Like Philipp working with the keyboard is much quicker for me than constantly having to put one hand back on the mouse and point that to the next field.

One of my favourite candidates to have the tab key progress through the fields in order (left->right, top->bottom) would be the Element/Cation Properties window, especially the WDS Spectrometer Parameters section.

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Re: Wish List for PFE Features
« Reply #467 on: September 17, 2019, 10:01:16 pm »
I second the suggestions for keyboard shortcuts and tab key sequencing. Like Philipp working with the keyboard is much quicker for me than constantly having to put one hand back on the mouse and point that to the next field.

One of my favourite candidates to have the tab key progress through the fields in order (left->right, top->bottom) would be the Element/Cation Properties window, especially the WDS Spectrometer Parameters section.

Cheers, Karsten

We'll start working on that. Also we'll take a look at the MAN standards list order as Ben Wade mentions.
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Re: Wish List for PFE Features
« Reply #468 on: September 19, 2019, 12:08:59 pm »
Hi John
My wish would be to have the list of standards in the MAN fit window sorted by standard number. I am not too sure what is governing the order they appear at the moment, it doesnt appear to be mean Z.

Cheers

Hi Ben,
If you update PFE now you should see the standards in the MAN dialog sorted by number.

Good idea!
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Re: Wish List for PFE Features
« Reply #469 on: September 19, 2019, 04:20:52 pm »
Awesome, thanks John

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« Reply #470 on: September 20, 2019, 10:07:15 am »
Hi John and Philipp,
I especially agree with Philipp's request for some shortcut keys! One I'd really appreciate would be the Single Points menu on the Digitize positions window.
I'd then be able to assign that key combination to a USB foot pedal and store points without taking my eyes off the JEOL SEM screens. It's all about productivity! ;)

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Hi Glenn, Philipp, and Karsten,
The latest Probe for EPMA v. 12.7.5 now has improved tab order for the standard assignments and Elements/Cations dialogs. It also has shortcut keys for the Single Points and Shotgun buttons in the Digitize dialog. 

The Single Points hot key seems to work just fine, but in testing we noticed that on some computers, the shortcut key for the Shotgun button does not work as expected. For some reason on these computers the pressing of the <alt> and s keys changes the s key code to the "application menu" key code. This is apparently due to some other application or the operating system function taking control over this key combination. We are investigating.

Please let us know if there's other places that need improvement in tab order or shortcut keys.
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« Reply #471 on: September 20, 2019, 02:41:30 pm »
Hi John,

great, thanks a lot. In calczaf I would like to open the edit mac table dialogue using alt-x and then something. And the tab order in that dialogue would be nice to be fixed.

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« Reply #472 on: September 20, 2019, 02:51:19 pm »
Hi John,

great, thanks a lot. In calczaf I would like to open the edit mac table dialogue using alt-x and then something. And the tab order in that dialogue would be nice to be fixed.

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Philipp

Hi Philipp,
We did fix the tab order in the Edit MAC Value dialog, but we didn't bump the version number only the revision number, so if you want to have CalcZAF.exe updated you'll have to run the CalcZAF.msi installer file. Or you can run the ProbeforEPMA.msi installer *again* and the 2nd time when it gives you the "Repair" option, choose that.

We'll add the menu shortcuts next.
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« Reply #473 on: September 22, 2019, 12:24:02 pm »
Hi John,

great, thanks a lot. In calczaf I would like to open the edit mac table dialogue using alt-x and then something. And the tab order in that dialogue would be nice to be fixed.

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Philipp

Hi Philipp,
We've had a bit of a "hodge-podge" of keyboard shortcuts in PFE and CalcZAF and decided to make them more consistent and uniform for all the apps. First of all we removed all the <ctrl> shortcut keys and replaced most of them with <alt> key shortcut combinations. We also added some new <alt> key shortcuts for some menus, such as the Edit MAC Table as you requested.

As an example, here is what the main main log window in the CalcZAF app looks like when started up:



Now when one holds down the <alt> key things change. Can you see that?  Yes, each main menu item now has the first letter of each menu *underlined* as seen here:



This underlining will now be the new "hint" for the <alt> shortcut keys.  Now if the user say, hits the "x" key for the X-Ray menu, the X-Ray menu will be displayed as seen here:



Then the user simply hits the "e" key and the Edit MAC Table dialog will appear for custom editing of the current (default) MAC  table.  So <alt> "x" and then "e" now opens the Edit MAC Table dialog. The tab order should be OK now too.

We've done something similar to most of the Probe software apps, though there is one caveat. Although in principle we could make any character in each menu the "underline" shortcut key, right now we are limiting the <alt> shortcut keys to the first letter of each menu.  This means that if more than one menu (within a single menu level) utilizes the same letter, we can only make one of them be the <alt> shortcut key.

But with that caveat in mind, if you or anyone else, sees additional opportunities for further <alt> shortcut keys, please let us know. Thanks!
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Re: Wish List for PFE Features
« Reply #474 on: December 12, 2019, 10:30:19 pm »
I am not sure if this was already discussed but would it be possible to have an "assign to unknown" option in the "Display...TDI dialog? Similar to the background models dialog where I can directly assign the chosen model parameters to the individual unknown.

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« Reply #475 on: December 13, 2019, 02:53:47 pm »
I am not sure if this was already discussed but would it be possible to have an "assign to unknown" option in the "Display...TDI dialog? Similar to the background models dialog where I can directly assign the chosen model parameters to the individual unknown.

Thanks!

Anette,
This is a really good idea. Thanks!

So what we did was add a button to assign the currently selected and displayed TDI fit method (linear, quadratic, and logarithmic) to the selected element in them selected sample. 

Note that unlike the TDI fit display in the Standard Assignments dialog in the Analyze! window, this TDI dialog only displays one data point (line) at a time, but the TDI fit assignment is applied to all data points (lines) in the sample. So one should be sure that the selected fit is appropriate for all lines in the sample, not just the one displayed.

That said, once we added an assign TDI fit button we then saw a problem, and that was that there is no display for what the current TDI fit assignment actually is!  So we added a label that displays the current TDI fit for the selected element and selected sample as seen here:



Then when the user selects a different TDI fit, that is displayed in the TDI graph and so if one then clicks the Assign TDI Fit To Sample button the TDI fit is assigned to the selected element and sample as seen here:



And the label is updated to reflect the change in the TDI fit type.

Thanks for the cool idea.    8)
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Re: Wish List for PFE Features
« Reply #476 on: December 13, 2019, 03:46:51 pm »
Woohoo!!!!! Instant wish fulfillment. Thank you!
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