1.5 - Reading Guide
1.5.1 - Keyboard Navigation of This Document
The following keystrokes are available:
, - (comma) go to previous page
. - (period) go to next page
t - go to table of contents
i - go to index
g - go to guide (go to this page)
k - go to the keyboard reference and remapping section
c - go to the changes page
1.5.2 - Conventions
188.8.131.52 - General
A term that looks like this...
...is linked to a glossary entry. You can click on these, and when you are on any page except the glossary itself, it will open a new page at the term definition so you won't lose your place. If you are already on the glossary page, the link will move to the referenced entry without opening a new page.
Invert represents a checkbox GUI element marked Invert.
Edit represents a bullet GUI element marked Edit.
represents a momentary button on the control panel that is marked "EAP"
represents a button with (at least) on and off states marked "Run", with a green LED in the on state
represents a button with (at least) on and off states marked "Run", with a green LED in the off state
indicates the left mouse button
indicates the right mouse button
DCY represents a slider on the control panel that is marked "DCY"
⇔ DCY indicates dragging the left mouse button on slider DCY
1000 represents a value a slider or other readout is set to.
14100c represents a value you type in.
⇔ VOL = 50 indicates dragging the left mouse button on slider VOL to a setting of 50
14,230.000 represents a frequency SdrDx is tuned to, or a frequency something else is set to.
184.108.40.206 - Locating Controls
For buttons and sliders in the main interface, you can click on their representations in the documentation and a GUI Locator will open in another browser window that finds the control for you by highlighting it. Try it:
220.127.116.11 - Keystrokes
SdrDx offers the ability to remap all of its keyboard-accessible functions to any key combination. So there is a caveat to all references to keystrokes in the documentation; the keystrokes mentioned are in the standard configuration (which you can get back to any time using the controls available by pressing ), and may be incorrect or unavailable depending on what modifications you make to the function-to-key mapping. Having said that, the documentation uses the following conventions:
x represents the x key on your keyboard, pressed by itself.
in addition to these, you will encounter some of these combinations:
Clicking on any key as shown above, anywhere in the documentation, will take you to the Keyboard Remapping documentation.
1.5.3 - Application Colors
1.5.4 - Cryptic Labels
According to long-standing amateur radio and SWL tradition, both homebrew and commercial, I use terse two- or three-letter acronyms ("TLAs") for as many panel features as possible. This ensures maximum confusion, while incidentally saving considerable user interface space.
In order to learn to operate the radio, you have to learn the acronyms. Once you learn them, an upgrade will very likely change them. Also, I move them around as I see fit. This keeps you busy and entertained, and out of bars. Don't complain about it, or I'll change them again right now.
Ok, more seriously, if this is aggravating you, please re-read the introduction. And →Left-click to enable tooltips.
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