Menu 1 apps
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Casio VDB-1000 menu 1 applications

The menu 1 gives access to the following apps :
Telephone directory, Scheduler, Password protected memo, Calendar, Memo, World time.
This page features commented screenshots from those Menu 1 apps.

Telephone directory

This is maybe the most useful application, since the input method is quite tricky, and the telephone directory is mostly about inputing data once, then checking it every once in a while.
The first screen is what appears after "clicking" the TEL button in menu 1. It's a 3 items view of the sorted contact list. Scrolling up/down the list is available through the UP/DOWN sensitive keys, FUNCTION key opens a menu (similar to the menu detailled in MEMO below) with the DELETE, EDIT and INPUT (new item) options.
Second screen displays an item's content. Entries size may vary and exceed then screen size; it's then possible to scroll up/down using the UP/DOWN keys.


This is an application i've almost never used, mostly because of the input method.
Inputing an entry with correct date/hour/text is so tricky on the small sensitive keyboard that i wouldn't even consider using it on a daily basis.
This is the reason why there's only one screenshot here, proudly announcing "no data"...

Password protected area

This area is the same application as the MEMO, only with a 4 digit numbers protecting it's access. On this screen, a small keyboard appears. That is : each reversed-video digit on the 2 bottom lines of the screen is a sensitive key used to input the password.
The password itself appears right to the "set?" mark, where my scanner actually scanned the top of the blinking cursor.
This is an interesting screen, since it's the only keyboard using only 2 of the lines, and the organisation of this screen has a fun pocket computer feeling.


The calendar is a nice illustration of the graphic screen possibilities. No screen-key are used in that application; the UP/DOWN keys allow moving through the months


The use of this applciation is detailled with the pictures below. The use of the MEMO is very similar to the use of the Telephone directory.
Those screenshots show the alpha-numeric keyboard used in all the PIM applications, as well as some interesting features, such as japanese characters display.
The memo welcome screen. Just like the TEL directory, it displays 3 items from the sorted entries list. Clicking one item opens it's content (picture on the right), and a menu is available though the FUNCTION key (picture below this one) to edit, delete, or input an item (bottom right pic) This content view displays the content of the "A I U E O" entry. One can see this item contains japanese characters : the keyboard allows the input of both alphabetic characters and KANA japanese characters. As this item is larger than the screen area, it's possible to scroll up/down with the UP/DOWN keys.
The option menu gives access to the INPUT, EDIT, and CLEAR functions. Unlike the INPUT function, that will create a new item, EDIT and CLEAR refer to the item that appear on top of the screen The input screen with the standard input keyboard. This keyboard uses all of the 3 on-screen sensitive lines. The 3rd line is a navigation line : along with the direction arrows to go back and forth within the edited string, two special keys allow navigating within the keyboard. Since only 10 keys are displayed at a time, the 2 special keys are the way to change the available on-screen keys. On top of the screen is the edited string, with the helf-scanned blinking keyboard.

World Time

Another cool use of the graphic display. The world map can scroll horizontally by pressing on the left or right of the screen. When stopped, the current timezone is blinking in the center of the screen.

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