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This is probably a stupid question but I was wondering how you can get up 2d panels above shift+9? For example in the Panel CFG file of one plane I have it says "Window13=FMC" and I would like to know how to view the FMC. Thanks


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You can go in to the menu and select it. It is in there somewhere under views. I know, it is a little inconvenient.

 

Another option is to go in to the panel.cfg and change the order of the windows. Make FMC "Window03=FMC" and make whatever window 3 is window 13. After you change the, the [Window Title] order, you also have to make the same adjustment in the [Window03] and [Window13] section below.

 

This is a pet peeve of mine. Sometimes developers do not put a lot of thought in to the order of the windows. Of course, it is a bit subjective but I do think things like FMC and GPS should be in the top 5 of the list. For an aircraft that has a fully functional VC, I don't think panel pop ups are a high priority.


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This is probably a stupid question but I was wondering how you can get up 2d panels above shift+9? For example in the Panel CFG file of one plane I have it says "Window13=FMC" and I would like to know how to view the FMC.

 

 

The Panels 1-9 are selected by FS controls named PANEL 1 to PANEL 9. But there are also PANEL ID CLOSE, PANEL ID OPEN and PANEL ID TOGGLE controls. So, if you get the panel ID (from the PANEL.CFG file) you can use that as the parameter for whichever one of these controls you would like to use. You would need FSUIPC I think because you can't provide parameters in FS assignments even if they did list all of the controls on offer.

 

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Pete


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Pete, according to the Flight Simulator X SDK the mentioned commands only apply to indexed panels 1..9. But maybe there is a way through your software.

 

 

PANEL_ID_TOGGLE - Toggles indexed panel (1 – 9)
PANEL_ID_OPEN - Opens indexed panel (1 – 9)
PANEL_ID_CLOSE - Closes indexed panel (1 – 9)

 

 

I can see a way of doing it with a small Autohotkey script. Have it send the letters that you need to open the panel with your keyboard.

 

Example - opening the GPS panel with the keyboard: (I have a German version, so the letters are different!)

 

Press ALT - displays menu bar

Press S - selects view menu

Press I - selects instrument panel

Press DOWN 3 times - displays / hides the GPS window

 

The "program code" if you can call it that would just be: (in this example F1 is used to trigger the action)

 

 

F1::
Send, {ALT} S I {3 DOWN}
return

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I just make a custom panel icon for it.


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Pete, according to the Flight Simulator X SDK the mentioned commands only apply to indexed panels 1..9. But maybe there is a way through your software.

 

Ignore all that. The "ID" commands take a proper panel ID as a parameter.

 

I can see a way of doing it with a small Autohotkey script. Have it send the letters that you need to open the panel with your keyboard.

 

Please yourself, but the Panel ID is much more convenient.

 

Pete


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You seem to misunderstand. I was just offering the OP an alternative.

 

Of course, I understand.

 

Pete


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