There are five pushbuttons, four arranged in a cross-pattern, and one to the lower left. The four buttons together are Left, Right, Up and Down while the button to the lower left is the Enter button.
- Brings up the main menu, or selects a menu item.
- If item is another menu, that menu will be opened, otherwise the value selected will be shown for editing, or executed depending on the currently selected item.
- Saves the current value being edited
- Exits manual motor control
- Selects the menu item directly above
- Increases the value of the currently selected item
- Increases motor speed (manual motor control)
- Selects the menu item directly be
- Decreases the value of the currently selected item
- Decreases motor speed (manual motor control)
- Moves input selection left (main screen only)
- Moves current motor left (manual motor control)
- Moves input selection right (main screen only)
- Cancels value input (when changing the value of a selected item)
- Moves current motor right (manual motor control)
When on the Main Screen, pressing the Enter button will draw the main menu. Clicking on any menu item will either draw the sub-menu selected or, if the item selected is an input, it will be displayed for editing. When a value for editing is displayed, you may use up and down to alter the value. If you wish to save the value, simply press Enter again. To exit the editor without saving, simply press the Right button and the original value will be restored. The right button also functions as the "back" button, allowing one to go back one level from any menu, or return to the Main Screen from the top-level menu.
For some values that you can edit, a limited selection of choices such as 'Up/Down', 'On/Off', 'Left/Right' may be displayed. Pressing either Up or Down in the edit screen will alternate between the available values. For some values, you may be allowed to enter more or less than the value accepts -- when saving in these cases the value will be set at its minimum or maximum, and will reflect this when next displayed.
To increase or decrease a number, you can simply hold Up or Down to continue to increase or decrease the value for as long as you hold it down. The longer the button is held, the faster it increases or decreases a value. In this manner, you may easily enter large numbers.
When editing certain values (such as RPM for a motor axis, interval time, etc.) they are automatically saved to permanent memory for you. In this way, you will not have to make the same changes between re-start. The values which are saved permanently are indicated in their appropriate documentation. To wipe out permanent memory, and reset to default values, choose the 'Reset Mem' option in the Main Settings menu. For more information, see the MX2 Settings documentation page.