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Old 20-09-2017, 16:11   #886
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Re: OpenCPN General

Jimske...

What icons do you see in the toolbar? If you see no wrench, what do you see?

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Old 20-09-2017, 16:17   #887
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Jimske...

What icons do you see in the toolbar? If you see no wrench, what do you see?

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Right, that's what I see.
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Old 20-09-2017, 16:35   #888
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Re: OpenCPN General

Jimske...

That thing, seventh icon from the left, is a "wrench" in US English.

Push that button, go to plugins tab, and enable the chart downloader plugin. Then go to charts tab, and find the chart downloader tab. Follow the manual from here.

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Old 20-09-2017, 16:47   #889
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Jimske...

That thing, seventh icon from the left, is a "wrench" in US English.

Push that button, go to plugins tab, and enable the chart downloader plugin. Then go to charts tab, and find the chart downloader tab. Follow the manual from here.

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So it is! thanks. Maybe I can go from here. Thanks!
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Old 20-09-2017, 18:25   #890
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Jimske...

That thing, seventh icon from the left, is a "wrench" in US English.

Maybe we should say wrench/spanner...
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Old 21-09-2017, 04:52   #891
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Re: OpenCPN General

Maybe there should be a UK translation?
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Old 21-09-2017, 10:44   #892
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Ideal windows computer

I am looking for the ideal windows computer for opencpn. Right now I am running a very old, relatively small footprint XCcube XP machine. I would like to go to a Intel NUC. I want windows because of other software I need/want to run, Winlink express for example.

The big question on my mind is which version of the NUC. Can opencpn use the super graphics of the gaming version to its fullest? Can it utilize the multi engine versions or is the software single threaded? (might be using wrong term here - old mainframe guy)

All comments appreciated.

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Maybe? In my case I can't see the icons clearly. I can't enlarge the screen and I have a vision problem. So I still don't know what that symbol is. LOL

Anyway I don't think the icon was referred to in the download setup.
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Jim,

If you turn on scaled graphics in the options then you can make the icons much larger for people with bad vision. You can also set the tool bar to "auto hide" so it doesn't take up space from the chart area.
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Re: OpenCPN General

Thanks. I got some charge downloaded. With the GPS interface it sure would make navigating easy. I just use a small handheld GPS which is incompatible. So basically try to use these charts as a reference the same way I do with the paper chart. The measuring tool is pretty handy to help navigate from point to point.

I see in the manual we're supposed to get latitude and longitude. But so far I haven't figured out exactly how to get it with the right click as they say.
Still not crazy about depending on electronics and power for my navigation

But you got to admit it's pretty sweet.
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Look at the bottom row of numbers. Wherever your cursor goes on the chart the latitude and longitude of that place will be written on that bottom row (status bar). The text is quite small but you can change that in the options user interface settings.
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Re: OpenCPN General

Good morning all,

I'm french so sorry in advance for my grammar.
I'm on OSX High Sierrea + OpenCPN 4.8.0

When I set up a new plugin I can't find it anywhere in OpenCPN.
Do I make a mistake by not storing the .pkg file at the right place ?

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Ben...
You may be making some mistake, but it sure isn't not storing .pkg files in the right place.
The .pkg files are installer packages, after you download that file, you Control-Click on it (or right-click) and select Open from the context menu. Then you confirm that you really want to to Open the installer and follow it's instructions. After you start OpenCPN next time, the plugin you just installed should be there.

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Thanks Pavel,

That's exactly what I do. But the plugin doesn't show up in the toolbar or in the Option/Plugin menu.

Don't know what to do. Maybe an issue with the latest osx system?
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Don't know what to do. Maybe an issue with the latest osx system?
Sorry, don't have answer here, I'm not brave enough to upgrade to new macOS release one day after it was released.

The reason for the plugins not loading should sure be in your OpenCPN logfile - Start the Terminal application and type
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open ~/Library/Logs/opencpn.log
and hit Enter.
A window should open showing something like this (in this example you can see that the WMM plugin loaded fine for me, but the Draw plugin I just installed is "surprisingly" not usable with my own OpenCPN build):
Code:
..... loads of text .....
20:48:15 -03:   /Applications/OpenCPN.app/Contents/PlugIns/libwmm_pi.dylib
              API Version detected: 108
              PlugIn Version detected: 101
20:48:15 -03: WMM: WMM model data loaded from file /Applications/OpenCPN.app/Contents/SharedSupport/plugins/wmm_pi/data//WMM.COF.
20:48:15 -03: Opencpn language load for:  en_US
20:48:15 -03: Loading catalog for:  opencpn-chartdldr_pi
20:48:15 -03: Loading catalog for:  opencpn-dashboard_pi
20:48:15 -03: Loading catalog for:  opencpn-grib_pi
20:48:15 -03: Loading catalog for:  opencpn-iacfleet_pi
20:48:15 -03: Loading catalog for:  opencpn-wmm_pi
20:48:15 -03: Loading catalog for opencpn core.
20:48:15 -03: Getting DefaultSystemLocale...
20:48:16 -03:    ***GPS Watchdog timeout at Lat:-54.9241   Lon: -65.1634
20:48:17 -03: PlugInManager searching for PlugIns in location /Applications/OpenCPN.app/Contents/PlugIns
20:48:17 -03: PlugInManager: Loading PlugIn: /Applications/OpenCPN.app/Contents/PlugIns/ocpn_draw_pi/libocpn_draw_pi.dylib
20:48:17 -03: Error: dlopen(/Applications/OpenCPN.app/Contents/PlugIns/ocpn_draw_pi/libocpn_draw_pi.dylib, 2): Symbol not found: __ZN12wxWindowBase19SetVirtualSizeHintsEiiii
  Referenced from: /Applications/OpenCPN.app/Contents/PlugIns/ocpn_draw_pi/libocpn_draw_pi.dylib
  Expected in: flat namespace
 in /Applications/OpenCPN.app/Contents/PlugIns/ocpn_draw_pi/libocpn_draw_pi.dylib
20:48:17 -03:    PlugInManager: Cannot load library: /Applications/OpenCPN.app/Contents/PlugIns/ocpn_draw_pi/libocpn_draw_pi.dylib 

..... More text .....
Let's see what it says for you.

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