Re: Fn+F3

John Justin (
Thu, 06 Feb 1997 09:03:37 -0800

Hi all,

You're all being fooled! Fn+F3 CREATES a state file and exits an app by
definition. The size of the state file created depends on where in the
app you were when you tapped Fn+F3 (e.g. if you're at the opening screen
of an app, it will be the smallest). You won't see an increased use of
memory if a state file has already been created for an app and you tap
Fn+F3 at the same point in the program that had created that file
previously. Do you get it? I'm not making this stuff up. That's just the
way it works.

The idea of a state file is to save the status of the program that you
were at so that you can return to that exact place when you tap the icon
for that app. Do you get it now?

If not, try this. Clear all state files by doing a soft reset, check
your available memory using the "Transfer" icon on the home screen,
bring up a SINGLE app, go into it, then tap Fn+F3, check your memory
again, you'll see a decrease in available internal memory. Do you get it
now? If not, I just can't help you!

I won't respond publically to this topic again in order to save those
not interested.

John Justin

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