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-===== The command line =====+===== Working with the command line =====
  
 ==== Modes of operation ==== ==== Modes of operation ====
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 === '​C'​ or '​L'​ - Alphanumeric mode === === '​C'​ or '​L'​ - Alphanumeric mode ===
  
-This is the preferred mode for entering arbitrary text. It is activated manually using **AL**, or automatically when the user inserts the __double quotes__ ''​%%"​ "​%%''​. In this mode most keys will insert letters, numbers and symbols. The ''​C''​ in the blinking cursor stands for Capitals, and will produce capital letters. On the other hand ''​L''​ stands for Lowercase, and will insert lowercase letters.+This is the preferred mode for entering arbitrary text. It is activated manually using **AL**, or automatically when the user inserts the __double quotes__ ''​%%"​ "​%%''​. In this mode most keys will insert letters, numbers and symbols. The ''​C''​ in the blinking cursor stands for __Capitals__, and will produce capital letters. On the other hand ''​L''​ stands for __Lowercase__, and will insert lowercase letters.
  
 To switch between ''​C''​ and ''​L''​ modes, press the **AL** key once. A second press of **AL** without pressing any other key in between will disable alphanumeric mode, and return to the previous mode. To temporarily alternate between ''​C''​ and ''​L'',​ press **AL<​sup>​hold</​sup>​**,​ and the cursor will change from ''​C''​ to ''​L''​ or vice versa. This change is only temporary while holding **AL** and pressing other keys. When releasing **AL** the mode will revert back. To switch between ''​C''​ and ''​L''​ modes, press the **AL** key once. A second press of **AL** without pressing any other key in between will disable alphanumeric mode, and return to the previous mode. To temporarily alternate between ''​C''​ and ''​L'',​ press **AL<​sup>​hold</​sup>​**,​ and the cursor will change from ''​C''​ to ''​L''​ or vice versa. This change is only temporary while holding **AL** and pressing other keys. When releasing **AL** the mode will revert back.
  
-Alphanumeric mode can also be used temporarily. When in any other mode, press **ALPHA<​sup>​hold</​sup>​** key and the cursor will change to '​C'​ or '​L'​. Without releasing **ALPHA** you can type letters and symbols. Upon releasing **ALPHA**, the editor will return back to the previous mode of operation, ending alphanumeric mode.+Alphanumeric mode can also be used temporarily. When in any other mode, press **AL<​sup>​hold</​sup>​** key and the cursor will change to ''C'' or ''L''. Without releasing **AL** you can type letters and symbols. Upon releasing **AL**, the editor will return back to the previous mode of operation, ending alphanumeric mode.
  
 ==== Navigation ==== ==== Navigation ====
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   * Most commands in the menu will insert the command name to the command line. When the editor is in algebraic mode ''​A'',​ some commands will be inserted as a function, including opening and closing parenthesis;​   * Most commands in the menu will insert the command name to the command line. When the editor is in algebraic mode ''​A'',​ some commands will be inserted as a function, including opening and closing parenthesis;​
  
-  * if the menu is showing variables, using **{A/L}** will insert the name of the variable in the editor;+  * if the menu is showing variables, using **{A/L}** will insert the name of the corresponding ​variable in the editor;
     * when using **LS-{A/​L}** or **RS-{A/​L}** (which normally do ''​[[manual:​chapter6:​dirs:​cmd_sto|STO]]''​ and ''​[[manual:​chapter6:​dirs:​cmd_rcl|RCL]]''​ respectively),​ the ''​[[manual:​chapter6:​dirs:​cmd_sto|STO]]''​ or ''​[[manual:​chapter6:​dirs:​cmd_rcl|RCL]]''​ will also be inserted;     * when using **LS-{A/​L}** or **RS-{A/​L}** (which normally do ''​[[manual:​chapter6:​dirs:​cmd_sto|STO]]''​ and ''​[[manual:​chapter6:​dirs:​cmd_rcl|RCL]]''​ respectively),​ the ''​[[manual:​chapter6:​dirs:​cmd_sto|STO]]''​ or ''​[[manual:​chapter6:​dirs:​cmd_rcl|RCL]]''​ will also be inserted;
-    * finally, when using **RS<​sup>​hold</​sup>​-{A/​L}** the content of the respective ​variable will be inserted as text in the editor.+    * finally, when using **RS<​sup>​hold</​sup>​-{A/​L}** the content of the corresponding ​variable will be inserted as text in the editor.
  
   * If the menu tab is displaying a directory, the menu key will change to the directory instead of inserting its name. This allows traversing directories while editing text, transparently. The **LS-UP** (''​[[manual:​chapter6:​dirs:​cmd_updir|UPDIR]]''​) and **LS<​sup>​hold</​sup>​-UP** (''​[[manual:​chapter6:​dirs:​cmd_home|HOME]]''​) shortcuts are also active during the editing session.   * If the menu tab is displaying a directory, the menu key will change to the directory instead of inserting its name. This allows traversing directories while editing text, transparently. The **LS-UP** (''​[[manual:​chapter6:​dirs:​cmd_updir|UPDIR]]''​) and **LS<​sup>​hold</​sup>​-UP** (''​[[manual:​chapter6:​dirs:​cmd_home|HOME]]''​) shortcuts are also active during the editing session.
  
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