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gablinger
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Disabling HP Prime splash screen

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I love my HP Prime but I'm a bit tired of seeing the  "HP" logo pop up for a few seconds every time I turn my calculator on.   Is there a way of disabling it?   (or shortening the time)

It was ok when I just used it here-and-there but now that I am using it for hours on end,  it gets a bit annoying having to wait the few seconds each time it comes up.

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Joe_Horn
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Good news and bad news.  The bad news is: No, there is no setting that disables the splash screen.  The good news is: You don't need to wait for it to go away.  The keyboard buffer becomes active immediately upon turn-on, so whatever keys you press during the splash screen get executed when the splash screen goes away.  Just turn on your Prime and start using it right away, even while the splash screen is showing.  Nice, huh?

 

Hope that helps!  Disclaimer: I don't work for HP.

-Joe-
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Maké
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Hi!, @gablinger:

 

Don't Worry !. Be happy !.

You have, in your hands, today, the best microcomputer, of 5° generation, around the world.

The HP logo appear only 2", each time when, you turn ON.

 

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gablinger
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I'm not 'worried' and I am 'happy' with my HP Prime.    

 

The Prime is not my first calculator so I do know how powerful it is.  My current calculator inventory include: HP-34C, 41CX, 15C, 28C (yuck), 71B, 48GX, 50G and the HP Prime.   

 

 

Since I only have two minor complains with the Prime,  I consider this a fantastic product.  In addition to the splash screen, I wish the secondary functions on the keys were easier to read.

 

It would be great if they came out with an Engineering version of the Prime (50G in a Prime form factor).

 

Anyway,  thanks for the replies.

 

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Hi!, @gablinger:

 

In my case, i have HP67/HP41CV (complete, with all devices, modules, etc ...), HP28C (pioneer, of modular RPN ), HP75C (complete), HP48G+/HP49G/HP50G and now HP PRIME calculator, Virtual Calculators in Omni PC120 1026la, HP Slate 7 2800 and HP Slate 21 k-100.

 

HP is invent and is the unique brand with, it was hired, by NASA, in providing, all your devices 

(2008/2015) ... http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-news/press-release.html?id=936504#.VztgThFlnJE

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/nasa-ships-hp-zbook-workstations-international-space-jari-hämäläinen

https://hpinspace.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/hp-41-series-and-the-space-shuttle-program/

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/nasa-ships-hp-zbook-workstations-international-space-station-bark

 

 

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Have a nice day !.
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Instead of disabling the splash screen, it would be very nice if the device shows hp logo when turning it off instead of turning it on. When an engineer or student turns on, he wants to use it right away. 

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Just so you know, the startup time is ~1 second or so. It is not "a few seconds". It may have been a bit longer before (i don't think it was every more then 2.5 secs), but right now is 1s.

 

It isn't just "doing it to advertise" or something like that. There are actual things being loaded/checked/getting ready. Either the screen immediately comes on and shows "something", or else the user will think they missed pressing the ON key. Showing a logo at the end doesn't do anything really. Nor would not showing a logo speed anything up. The process is:

 

1. ON key is pressed to start waking up the calculator OS.

2. Very early in the process, the LCD is initialized to start displaying. We initialize it with "something" rather then just black/white.

3. More things happen to get the system ready to run.

4. When the system is fully ready, the screen you were on before is drawn which overwrites the logo.

TW

Although I work for the HP calculator group as a head developer of the HP Prime, the views and opinions I post here are my own.
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Now I can see why it shows the opening hp logo.

Then, progress bar or hourglass may prevent any misleading impression if it is not slowing down the boot-up sequence. 

By the way, there are some popular calculators in the market that show their logo when it's being turned off (I thought this was impressive). 

Thank you for the prompt reply.

 

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Yes, I've been proud to see that HP 41 in Airspace museum in Washington DC!

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