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Old 06-10-2016, 21:22   #1
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Newby - Why do some plugins not work - greyed out?

Hi,

I have been using opencpn all the way across the Pacific & Indian Ocean. I'm now trying to get the weather routing to work along with some other plugins. They are greyed out. Why & how do I get them to work? I am not a programmer but get by.

The other plugins that are greyed are:
weatherfax, squidio, polar, ocpn draw, google earth, climatology & Celestial Nav.

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Re: Newby - Why do some plugins not work - greyed out?

Plug-in enabled?

--> Install and Enable | Official OpenCPN Homepage
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Old 06-10-2016, 23:03   #3
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Re: Newby - Why do some plugins not work - greyed out?

OK you asked me a direct question and I have no clue why some of your plugins don't work .
Sounds like an it problem to me. ( my last name is actually Newby)
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Re: Newby - Why do some plugins not work - greyed out?

Been years since I used the grib support. I used to send a request for data to a data supplier. I think I had to put the data into a grib data folder in the opencpn folder. This triggered the grib plugin to operate. Things might have changed. Have you read the manual about using grib files?
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Re: Newby - Why do some plugins not work - greyed out?

Have you followed the install instr. And enabled them?
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Re: Newby - Why do some plugins not work - greyed out?

Many thanks for the comments. I did not see because the plugin window opens by default only showing the left hand 2/3rds of the screen. Once I expanded the screen I could see the enable button.

Very simple but without knowing there was an enable buttton a showstopper.

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Many thanks for the comments. I did not see because the plugin window opens by default only showing the left hand 2/3rds of the screen. Once I expanded the screen I could see the enable button.

Very simple but without knowing there was an enable buttton a showstopper.

Thanks again,

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This hidden "enable" should be fixed, not very user friendly on most display sizes.
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Re: Newby - Why do some plugins not work - greyed out?

Yes, Chris this really does need to be fixed/improved and I agree with you wholeheartedly. Would you mind registering in Tracker and then taking a moment to put a Bug report under Opencpn 4.5.0 Project or under Feature Requests and I will move it? Thanks so much!

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Very simple but without knowing there was an enable button a showstopper.
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setting sail for South Africa this morning from Reunion. So I'll be off the net for 10 days. I'll get to it in a couple of weeks. Cheers
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