In a previous post to the OpenCPN
forum I noted that the ability to drop a mark with the spacebar had been eliminated,
Drop mark by pressing one key?
I found the ability to drop a mark by pressing one keyboard key to be extremely useful. Whether it is the spacebar or another key.
I noted that I could use AutoHotkey in Windows to map ctrl+o to spacebar but it is a little clunky. I find that I can't do that at all using Linux
which I am switching to as my primary OS.
Using ctrl+o is very awkward for me in a small boat
in choppy conditions. I need to stop the boat
to leave the helm
to use two hands on the keyboard. Before I could reach over with one hand and tap the spacebar and continue underway. Training guests on the boat to drop the mark with ctrl+o would be near impossible on a day outing.
It would be excellent if the ability to press one key to drop a mark at the boat position was returned to OpenCPN. Perhaps it could be OFF by default and turned on through the settings panel or a config file.