Received a question yesterday asking how to remove the text of the six programmable buttons on the left hand side of the Flight Instrument Panel (FIP) so that one could make use of the whole 320×240 area on the device.
It is easy to achieve by just removing the content of the Name command inside the SaiFlightSimX.xml file (C:\Program Files (x86)\Saitek) as shown below.
By further removing the Name=”” command itself or everything after the Button Id (as shown below), not only the text but also the LED of the button will turn off. This deactivates the button completely.
Note that it is not necessary to disable all buttons together as shown in the example above. Just apply the tweak to the button(s) you want to disable. This will give you the freedom to create various button combinations of your choice on the FIPs.
The following table summarizes the 4 conditions one can achieve via the tweak:
|<Button Id=”1″ Name=”GPS” Event=”PANEL_3″/>||ON||ON||Enabled|
|<Button Id=”1″ Name=”” Event=”PANEL_3″/>||ON||OFF||Enabled|
|<Button Id=”1″ Name=”” Event=””/>||ON||OFF||Disabled|
|<Button Id=”1″ Event=”PANEL_3″/>