Basic supports several powerful functions associated with the POWER key. Basic programs can control precisely what occurs on switch on, or even not allow HUNTER to be turned off. The following commands and statements are available:
The power key behaves as normal - at any stage it can be used to turn HUNTER on or off. The current execution position is lost on turning the power off, and turning it back on returns to the File Manager. However the current Basic program and variables are retained.
As POWER OFF, but turning HUNTER on continues execution where it left off.
When the power button is hit (during program execution) program execution goes to the specified line number.
HUNTER has an automatic timeout (see Auto Timeout). This can be modified using POWER n. If HUNTER has been switched off, the power down timeout is set back to the default of 5 minutes unless CONT or POWER OFF RESUME has been used.