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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 - General

A term that looks like this...

    SDR 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.

EAP represents a momentary button on the control panel that is marked "EAP"

Run represents a button with (at least) on and off states marked "Run", with a green LED in the on state

Run 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

Left-click Run indicates clicking the left mouse button on the Run button to turn it on (so the LED is bright)

Right-clickSDR indicates clicking the right mouse button on the SDR 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.

OVL represents a red status LED on the control panel that is marked "OVL" - 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: Run - 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 Ref), 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.

 X represents SHIFT pressed with the x key on your keyboard, or in other words Shift+x

^ x represents CONTROL pressed with the x key on your keyboard, or in other words Control+x

° x represents OPTION or ALT pressed with the x key on your keyboard, or in other words Option+x (OS X) or ALT+x (Windows)

 x represents CMD or WINDOWS pressed with the x key on your keyboard, or in other words Cmd+x

in addition to these, you will encounter some of these combinations:

^⇑ X °⊗ x ^⊗ x  x ⇑° X ⇑⊗ X ^⇑°X ⇑°⊗ X ^°⊗ x ^⇑⊗ X ^⇑°⊗ X

and are how the cursor (arrow) keys are depicted.

Clicking on any key as shown above, anywhere in the documentation, will take you to the Keyboard Remapping documentation.

Tip: This is something it is very useful to know; while not critical, it can significantly enhance your operating experience.
Note: This is something you should probably be aware of. It isn't critical, but is likely to be of interest.
Caution: This is something you definitely should be aware of. If you don't know this information, you may cost yourself time and satisfaction. And the idea here is to enjoy yourself, right?
Warning: This is telling you about some potential harm that could occur should you head off in the wrong direction. Always read these; they may save you some grief. Computers can get out of hand, in trouble, and otherwise mess up your day. Let's not let that happen.

1.5.3 - Application Colors

With regard to colors, if you use the stylesheet and/or color-setting capabilities to change the colors, then many descriptions here will be inaccurate — it's up to you to figure them out.

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 TIP to enable tooltips.

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