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SX10 On/Off button no longer going to shooting mode

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SX10 On/Off button no longer going to shooting mode
« on: 19 / July / 2010, 16:20:44 »
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Hello all.

I used chdk extensively on a Powershot S3 and was overjoyed with it, so much so that when i wanted to upgrade, i went for an SX10 which is familiar but better in many ways. One difference that has taken some getting used to is the changed on/off system.

Whereas the S3 used a rotary system (left: playback mode, right: shooting mode), the SX10 has both an ON/OFF button and a dedicated playback button. This works pretty well, but i've found that when running CHDK on the card (firmware 1.02b) the ON/OFF button fails to put the camera directly into shooting mode, and will only do so if you subsequently press the shutter release button. In effect it makes the ON/OFF button behave exactly the same as the direct-playback button, which is a shame because it definitely adds to the time it takes to take a shot after powering up.

I can see no obvious setting in the chdk menu that might affect this. Can anybody shed any light onto why this might be happening?

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Offline hotvedt

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Re: SX10 On/Off button no longer going to shooting mode
« Reply #1 on: 19 / July / 2010, 19:50:01 »
Try to press and hold the button. At least this works in sx110is.

Re: SX10 On/Off button no longer going to shooting mode
« Reply #2 on: 20 / July / 2010, 05:27:13 »
Thanks, indeed that works! Still seems odd (to me) that the behaviour of this button would change...

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Re: SX10 On/Off button no longer going to shooting mode
« Reply #3 on: 20 / July / 2010, 16:51:06 »
Thanks, indeed that works! Still seems odd (to me) that the behaviour of this button would change...
It's an artifact of the way CHDK is loaded. By the time CHDK starts, the information on how you started it (with the power or play button) is lost.

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