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Old 18-05-2012, 06:21   #1
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Can i Lock Icons

Hi All
Just joined the forum as im really impressed with opencpn and have only just found it on the net, i downloaded it, installed my charts, and i must say, think its a really great plotter.
Problem i have is, i spent hours putting waypoints in, from which i found could be moved around when i moved the chart with my mouse
Is there a way i can lock the icons, or is there something on the programme i'm over looking
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Old 18-05-2012, 06:36   #2
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Toolbox -> Etc. -> Lock waypoints unless a waypoint property dialog is visible
OR
Put them to layers, which are read-only

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Old 18-05-2012, 06:42   #3
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Many Thanks Pavel, just noticed i had opencpn 2.5 installed so im just downloading the new one, im assuming the layers and option in the tools is on this one?
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Old 18-05-2012, 06:45   #4
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Both of these are available in 2.5. But no problem if you try the pre-release, we are close to making it stable and one more tester never hurts

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Old 18-05-2012, 06:50   #5
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Many thanks Pavel
Sorted it, appreciate the help mate.
cheers
Brian.

this brings me onto my next question, whats the easiest programme to make waypoint icons?? downloaded gimp but find it too complicated.

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Old 18-05-2012, 06:58   #6
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You can use whatever can produce a bitmap. What makes it a problem is saving the bitmap as XPM, which can't be done directly by most editors especially on Windows. Have a look for the icon thread in this forum - there's quite a few tools people use to convert the formats. I personally prefer GraphicsMagick on the command line, but Nconvert and Irfanview should serve equally and have a GUI.

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Old 18-05-2012, 07:03   #7
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Many Thanks Pavel
Youve been a great help mate, only been logged on a few minutes and youve sorted out most of my problems.
I'll give these ago

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this brings me onto my next question, whats the easiest programme to make waypoint icons?? downloaded gimp but find it too complicated.
You're not the first one.... I would try LibreOffice Draw, its an easy to use vector drawing tool that can save as PNG.
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Old 18-05-2012, 07:09   #9
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Thanks J
I'll give them all a go and find which one is easiest for me, i can find my way around a computer but i am by no means an expert.
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