Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 48 / MAY 1984 / PAGE 10

A TI Quit Fix

Have you ever hit FUNCTION + instead of SHIFT + while you are typing in a program? It's extremely frustrating to see all your work go down the drain. Here's a way to disable the QUIT key on the TI.

To do this you will need either the Mini Memory or Editor/Assembler cartridge or Extended BASIC and the 32K Memory Expansion. This is because the console BASIC does not contain the CALL LOAD subprogram (better known as POKE). Whenever you turn your computer on, type the following line in the command mode: CALL LOAD(-31806,16). This will disable the QUIT key. If you are using Extended BASIC, use CALL INIT:: CALL LOAD(-31806,16). If you wish to return to the Master Title Screen, you can still do so by typing BYE.

Credit for this information goes to the documentation that comes with the TI Forth package.

By the way, does anybody know of a comprehensive memory map for the TI?

Davin A. Trulsen, Jr.