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Robert Campbell
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I have two buttons which need to work in a grouped configuration but I don't know how to configure for my needs.  I want to configure so that one of the two buttons is always active (on). The standard group configuration allows both buttons to be turned off.  That is what I am trying to avoid.

So to be clear:

Let's name the buttons 'ONE' and 'TWO'

When I load the template I want button 'ONE' to be on and button 'TWO' to be off.

When button 'ONE' is on, if I press button 'ONE' it does not turn off.

If I press button 'TWO' then it turns on and button 'ONE' turns off.

When button 'TWO' is on, if I press button 'TWO' then it does not turn off.

Is this possible to configure?

Regards

Robert

 


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SaveTheHuman5
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Hello Robert.
Create all amount of buttons you want and group then under same name of group, the text box group is basically unlimited number of names to group unlimited number of radio buttons.

When I load the template I want button 'ONE' to be on and button 'TWO' to be off.

-Lave the template how you want at the moment of save the template.

When button 'ONE' is on, if I press button 'ONE' it does not turn off.

-Yes, that is a radio button behaviour, use the group feature.
Example, create 2 buttons, then select the 2 buttons, then choose some name in the group text box in the editor.
Anyway you said: 
if I press button 'ONE' it does not turn off.   If you no want button one turn off, then not press that button with your finger.
The current behaviour is radio button, and if you press the button the button turn off.

If I press button 'TWO' then it turns on and button 'ONE' turns off.
-Yes that already works in that way with group buttons feature.

When button 'TWO' is on, if I press button 'TWO' then it does not turn off.
-If you no want button two turn off, then not press that button with your finger. (apologize for this answer lol)

If you press a button is turned on, the button always turn off, no matter is ungrouped or grouped.
Why you need a button is pressed wont react?

 

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Robert Campbell
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Hello again

Sorry I probably did not explain the problem very well.  I try again.

I want a grouping of two buttons so that it is impossible to have both buttons turn off at the same time, no matter which button you press.

This mimics the action of the 'old' mechanically interlocked pushbuttons.

So:

on power up Button 1 is active.

If I push Button 1 again, it stays active.

If I push Button 2, then Button 2 is active and Button 1 is inactive.

So I mean that one of the two buttons is ALWAYS active, no matter how you press the buttons.

Regards

Robert


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SaveTheHuman5
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Hello Robert, I understand what you said, again I ask .......... why is mandatory for you this behavior?
The current behavior allow to have all buttons OFF and only one ON at once, is how works, no any other behavior available.
If you don't want turn OFF all buttons that depend on you.
Is the same behavior on some mechanical buttons, and is the more complete behavior, due depend on user operation and decision.

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Robert Campbell
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Hello again

Yes this is how some mechanical buttons operate (and also some electronic buttons).  I will give you the example I am trying to configure:

My MIDI controlled audio mixer has a global select capability for all 24 channel inputs.

I can select all 24 channel inputs to 'TAPE' (tape machine)

OR

I can select all 24 channel inputs to 'DAW' (Cakewalk DAW)

So you only two desired states:

'DAW' or 'TAPE'

It is not a desired state to have neither.

And the usual hardware solution is to power up in one of the states (let's say 'DAW').

Back to my Chameleon screen buttons:

My ideal scenario is to have two buttons labelled 'DAW' and 'TAPE'

When Chamelon is loaded (let's call this power up!) then 'DAW' is active.

I can now select between 'DAW' or 'TAPE' BUT I can never deselect both.

Anyway, that's what I'm trying to achieve.

Regards

Robert


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