Re: [peditors] Best Way to Launch pScripts?
- Hi, Dwight-
Quoting carrdwight <carrdwight@...>:
> Greetings and Happy New Year to All,I think "best" depends on what you're doing with the specific
> I have upgraded to a Treo 700P and am going through the process of
> upgrading my usage systems. Given the progress in pToolSet, I thought
> I'd ask for opinions on the best way to launch scripts.
pScript of the moment. I use all the ways for different purposes, thus-
1) I have a number of pScripts which I use frequently, during tasks
when I need to use the stylus, which are activated by stylus taps at
various places around the screen and control bar borders via pToolSet
prefs/Taps. Example, a pScript which captures all text to the left of
the cursor and puts it in the clipboard.
I don't know if screen taps are an option on the 700P. ?
2) I have a number of pScripts which I use frequently, during tasks
when I don't need to use the stylus, which are activated by button
hold'n'holds via pToolSet prefs/Buttons. Example, a pScript which with
one button press turns off wifi and closes the DIA.
3) I have more pScripts that I use during stylus use than there are
convenient border tap zones. I keep these in my pScriptButtons lists
and launch the pScriptButtons from a border tap (top right). In fact,
I have *all* my pScripts as pScriptButtons because that makes what
amounts to a table of contents or index for them that is easily
scrollable but doesn't interfere with any other way of launching.
Which is to say, each one of my scripts is preceeded in the pScriptPad
by its own unique "custBtn.xxx.x". Example, I've made pScripts to
print all the most common pScripting pFunctions such as /&script$,
/&tap, etc., and keep them on two contiguous pScriptButton pages for
ease of use when writing a pScript. I keep the most commonly used
pScripts on page 001.
4) I have some pScripts that I launch with button hold'n'holds for
which I want to be able to see a descriptive name for (e.g.
pSnapperScript) rather than a pScript identifier number (e.g.
pScript_23), so as not to have to remember which is which as the
hold'n'hold messages are flying by. This is done by appending the
pScript to one of the pScript miniapps and renaming the miniapp and
then launching it with a button hold. This requires a several-step
setup process which I've described here before. Example,
pSnapperScript turns on wifi and then launches Snapper and retrieves my
email with one button hold.
5) At the moment I use pScriptTool, and the high-ascii quick pScript
activation mechanism, for only one specific use, to launch one pScript.
I have pScriptTool set to launch with a border tap (bottom 2nd
fourth) and to open to a favorites list that has only one pScript,
which has a one-high-ascii-character name. I use that pScript name for
whatever pScript I'm writing/experimenting with at the time, so I can
test as I go either with pScriptTool with two taps, always the same
two, or with ESC-character, leaving all other buttons, taps, etc.,
Using pScriptTool and/or the high ascii launch might be particularly
useful with a keyboard hh like the 700P, but there I have no experience
Happy New Year ~ John