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Old 17-12-2010, 10:32   #1
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OpenCPN on a Small LCD ?

What is the minimum useful/usable display size for opencpn?
Thinking about trying opencpn on a netbook but not sure how
small of an lcd is usable.



I was looking at the devel notes for windows on compilingopencpn. I am just wondering though if anyone has
compiled opencpn using mingw?




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You may have a look for the screenshoots in OpenCPN on an iPad ?

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What is the minimum useful/usable display size for opencpn?
Thinking about trying opencpn on a netbook but not sure how
small of an lcd is usable.

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I use it on 800x600 pix,

look here: Toughbook
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I used OpnCPN on a Toshiba netbook this fall for a few days. It worked fine. When I was cruising north or south the short aspect ratio in that direction was a little limiting, but not much- I am a north up kind of guy.

Try it, it works.

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Small LCD

I have used at the helm with a 7" lcd touchscreen works ok but have to use a stylus to access some buttons as my fingers seem too large
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Same 7" touchscreen used mostly as secondary display with planning etc at navstation, I am able to pan around a bit using the touchscreen funciton but the menu buttons are too small
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physical screen and resolution

I appreciated the replies. What I think would be additional useful information is to specify the physical screen size
and the resolution 800 x 600 for example.


Also if anyone has set up opencpn on a screen and decided
it was too hard to use for reasons as given here, I would
definitely like to hear about it.


thanks


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The screen resolution on my Toshiba netbook is 1024 x 600, which is typical of netbooks. Like I said in my earlier post, this worked fine for OpnCPN although a bit small vertically.

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my 800x600 is 7 inch, would be hard to read if I would not be myopic.
so if you need to read your newspaper with the arms streched, 7 inch is to small for you
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