Drag a BASIC file from a directory viewer onto the !MultiTask icon on the icon bar and it (i) sets the current directory to where the BASIC file came from and (ii) drops you into BASIC with the file loaded. The 'edit' option unfortunately only works on 26 bit systems as it uses the BASIC EDIT command which loaded the ARMbe editor. !Edit works after a fashion. !Zap is best for editing BASIC..How to .. BASIC ... Select !MultiTask program which should then appear on taskbar
well i left school & college before riscos was a twinkle in acorn's eye and never actually had a mouse until 2003 or RISCOS before so i'm learning from the very beginning.strawberrytau wrote:ukscone - that really is a newbie question!! One of the distinguishing features of RISC OS is its heavy use of the three-button mouse. Indeed much of my very first IT class at secondary school was devoted to learning how to use the three buttons.
"Select-menu-option" was what we had to memorise, if I remember right!
In short, the middle button is essential to access the menus in any app.
Edit: Sorry - it was 'Select', 'Menu' and 'Adjust'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RISC_OS
You've probably figured this out by now. Just press enter on a blank line (if you're at the CLI '*' prompt). If you've typed BASIC and are at the '>' prompt, type QUIT to return to the CLI.ukscone wrote:also F12 opens a window at the bottom of the screen and scrolls the desktop up but i can't seem to return to the desktop which I believe is supposed to be doen by pressing F12 again. is that the case?
I understand that Zarch/Lander was written in machine code and so would not run on the latest ARM chips. Several changes took place over the years - the ARM3 split data and instruction caches, then the 26bit PC mode disappeared, then with the ARM7 some instructions (like STRB) were changed so that byte accesses had to be word aligned. It could be ported but it would be a lot of work.Does anyone know if you can run Zarch on the RiscOS port for RPi?
For help in creating windows, there is !WinEd.jonv wrote:To save me having to hunt down back issues of Acorn User magazine does anyone remember if it possible to develop programs the use the RISC OS gui using BBC Basic?
Magic - Thank You - It is now working fine.microbitsuk wrote:Did you plug in a network cable???? if not just hit the escape then you will get to the desktop.
you can then set a network address if required.