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How to Turn Off PDM Modern Alternative Messages
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Published: 28 Mar 2014
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How to Turn Off PDM Modern Alternative Messages Published by: Bob Cozzi on 28 Mar 2014 view comments(5)

I've been building my own version of the STRPDM menu so that the System Name and additional options appear on it. (I've never liked the PDM menu itself.)

As I was browsing the CHGPDMDFT (Change PDM Defaults) command (by the way, I didn't even know it existed until this week when I ran GO CMDPDM) I saw it contains a DSPINFMSG parameter.

By setting this parameter to *NO, you no longer receives those annoying "Please use the modern alternative to PDM because we really feel silly providing SEU in 2014" messages.

You can also get to this option by press Shift+F6 and then PageDown, then change the "Display informational messages" entry to N.

Here's the command:

CHGPDMDFT USER( usrprf ) DSPINFMSG(*NO)

Sadly, the USER parameter does not support USER(*CURRENT). But hey, they haven't updated PDM in a decade.

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Posted by: clbirk
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Posted: 3 years 6 months 21 hours 17 minutes ago

now if you could get rid of the message when you do strsql and it tells you about inav...

 

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Posted by: Viking
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Posted: 3 years 6 months 20 hours 9 minutes ago

Hey, that's great - thanks!  And yes, I would also like the STRSQL / iNav message gone too, as clbirk suggests.

Posted by: Ringer
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Posted: 3 years 6 months 5 hours 25 minutes ago

F16 in PDM changes the same settings. 

Posted by: bobcozzi
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Posted: 3 years 6 months 1 hours 40 minutes ago

Ringer, F16 (shift+F4) gives you the PDM Options Editor, not the PDM Defaults panel, which as I mentioned can be accessed via shift+F6 (F18).

Posted by: Ringer
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Posted: 3 years 5 months 27 days 3 hours 30 minutes ago

Yeah, I meant F18=Change defaults. Was not at work when I typed that.