Pending Spinrite 6.1 keypad

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tahoebill

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Feb 27, 2023
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I noticed that when numeric options are available in SR 6.1 the keypad does not choose the correct option, while the top row number keys work normally. It seems like Spinrite is ignoring the NumLock key and treating the keypad as function keys rather than numbers.
 
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Yes. That's true, @tahoebill. The keypad is always used for navigation and the numeric keys are used for direct selection. We did this deliberately since things can get tangled up with the level setting screen while SpinRite is running since it uses a menu embedded within SpinRite's seven-screen carousel.