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using notebook with mach3
« on: February 26, 2008, 01:37:40 PM »
Hello, I bought the license for mach3 last sunday and activeted it yesterday.
I'm using it on a Compaq Evo n610c and everything works well but I can't type data into the DRO-fields of the program.
When I'm using a normal pc everything works well, I can write data into the fields.
Hope someone can help me, greatings         Bart Bruyninckx.
(PS sorry for the faults in my english writing).

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Re: using notebook with mach3
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 02:19:52 PM »
Which  DROs are you having problems with? Are you managing to type the data in and just it doesnt stay once you press enter? If so try hooking up a standard keyboard to the notebook and see if that makes any difference.
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Re: using notebook with mach3
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 02:24:44 PM »
Hi, Bart

Don't now why it would act any different than your normal pc.

At the top of mach3 screen under Operator Tab, Click on the Auto Calculator, It will turn on a keypad when you want to enter numbers.

If you havent found the pop-out jog window, Hit the TAB Key to turn in on or off.

Hope this Helps, Chip
Re: using notebook with mach3
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 03:48:48 PM »
Thank you both, but when I'm working on a pc only the numerical path works and the numbers you use on a notebook (the row off numbers under functionkeys) doesn't work on a pc neither.
As for the second tip, it works perfect when I use the mach3-calculator but it only accepts integer value and doesn't accept numbers after the decimal point.
Greatings                             Bart bruyninckx

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Re: using notebook with mach3
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 04:20:10 PM »
If you open a text document and use the numbers under the F keys do they type correctly?
Also are you using the standard screenset or a custom one?
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Re: using notebook with mach3
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2008, 04:34:17 PM »
Yes they do and I'm using a standard screenset.
Greatings          Bart Bruyninckx

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Re: using notebook with mach3
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2008, 04:44:22 PM »
Download Mach again and re-install it, something is weird as you should be able to use these keys  and even if for some reason you couldnt then you should be able to use the on screen keyboard no problems.
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Re: using notebook with mach3
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2008, 04:52:22 PM »
Thanks gonna try it tomorrow, going to sleep now. It is 2300 hrs and have to be very early at work.
Greatings                     Bart Bruyninckx

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Re: using notebook with mach3
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2008, 05:06:32 PM »
No problem, its only 22:00 here in Scotland :)
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Re: using notebook with mach3
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2008, 11:18:37 AM »
I re-installed again and the problem is still the same. I think it is a mach3 software problem, because when you run it on an "ordinary" pc the problem is the same, but when you use the numerical keypad everything works well, and because a laptop has no pad like that you have a big problem.