I think we´re talking about two different panels
here,the wpt´s and the layers.
Exporting All visible in the layers panel to the wpt panel makes even less sense as you will unknowingly mix them with the POI´s already imported to the wpt panel for editing and save them under the same country group,making a real mess to clear it up again later.
It is very confusing to display the same ´Export all visible´ under both the waypoints AND the layers panel. The ´eyes´you refer to only appear in the layers panel.
When I add a POI,I do it with a blank wpt panel,then import
the country group where it belongs and perhaps do some more editing to the POI group before Exporting all visible,(what I understood was the contents of the wpt panel) but ending up with joining ALL my POI groups together under ONE country. Crazy...
Even worse,this exported file becomes the default file which OpenCPN
reads from C:/ProgramData/layers when it re-starts,so now also the files in my layers panel are corrupted.
Exporting All visible... in the layer panel does not make sense as they have not yet been editet and will just repeat themselves.
I think it would be less confusing to stick with the norm of highlighting the files you wish to Export using SHIFT-Right click Mouse.
My dog had an urgent need to go out in the garden which is why I am writing here at 5 am so pardon any misspellings, (or misunderstandings)
Thanks for your help all.