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Old 27-11-2011, 09:47   #1
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Using Mouse to Drag Maps Around ?

I just installed opencpn 2.5 on a laptop with the allrncs.zip from noaa
no gps as yet so just using the program as a chart viewer

I was trying to jump from the the east coast to the west coast and
then while in alaska I was trying to get around on the map by
using the mouse to drag the map around. It wasn't working all
that well for me and I noticed as I was nearing the borders I
would see a green triangle appear. I also tried using the page up
page down keys which seem to work.

I looked around the user manual but perhaps just using opencpn
as a chart viewer is a bit out of the mainstream? If I did want
to review charts far from my current location, it is not clear to
me how to accomplish it. Thanks for any assistance
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Old 27-11-2011, 10:06   #2
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Re: using mouse to drag maps around?

Mouse click drag works fine for me.
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Old 27-11-2011, 10:42   #3
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Re: using mouse to drag maps around?

Turn on quilting and slow down. You have to give the area time to load.
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Re: Using Mouse to Drag Maps Around ?

To get to an area as a chart viewer,
click the redboat icon in the toolbar-see, you can put the boat where you want with a right-click as a useful go-back tool for chart-viewing...

It can get very difficult near the Poles too.Keep an eye on your latitude.Recovering from 89.9999 north or south can take awhile.
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