CALL QDKEY
This page was last modified 10:54, 10 June 2021 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Gdx.

Contents

Effect

Modifies the contents of all function keys except F7 when a Quick Disk drive is connected.

When booting a MSX computer with a Quick Disk Drive connected, the contents of most function keys are modified and CALL QDKEY is a way to switch between these contents and the standard contents for all keys except F7.

Notes:

  • To go back completely to the default function keys, you need to use DEFUSR=&H3E : X=USR(0) : KEY ON
  • To change manually the content of a specific function key, you need to use the KEY() command.

Syntax

CALL QDKEY (<Number>)

Parameter

<Number> can be 0 or any other number:

  • if you enter CALL QDKEY (0), the function key strings will go back to the default strings defined by the MSX system, except for F7
  • if you use a number different from zero or don't specify a number, you will go back to the contents of the function keys as it was after booting the computer connected to a Quick Disk drive

Function keys

After booting a MSX computer with a Quick Disk Drive connected, the contents of the function keys are as follows (you can check that with KEY LIST):

Key Display String Key Display String
F1 _RUN "_RUN" F6 (**) color 15,4,7 "color 15,4,7"+CHR$(13)
F2 _LOAD "_LOAD" F7 _QDKEY "_QDKEY"
F3 _BLOAD "_BLOAD" F8 _SAVE ("QD: "_SAVE ("+CHR$(34)+"QD:"
F4 (*) list "list" F9 _BSAVE ("QD: "_BSAVE ("+CHR$(34)+"QD:"
F5 (*) run "run"+CHR$(13) F10 _QDFILES "_QDFILES"

(*) Generally unchanged
(**) Unchanged on Japanese machines, Korean machines, Philips VG-8000 and VG-8010 (not the 8010F version), Sanyo PHC-28S

Related to

CALL BLOAD, CALL BSAVE, CALL LOAD, CALL QDFILES, CALL RUN, CALL SAVE, KEY, KEY()

Compatibility

QuickDisk BASIC