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Old 22-02-2021, 18:51   #1
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Can't change vector chart settings on 5.2.4 / flatpak

I have a flatpak install of 5.2.4 on openSUSE Leap 15.2. I've installed US raster and vector charts (and a few others).


When I go to the vector chart settings page, all of the display options for specific items are grayed out - see the attached screenshot. I can still change the options on the left side of the dialog box like the "Shallow Depth" setting.


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Old 23-02-2021, 03:18   #2
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Re: Can't change vector chart settings on 5.2.4 / flatpak

What Display Category are you using?


The options are only active when in "User Standard" - that's new in > 5.0
(as an reaction that user did modify settings being for example in "All" and then complaining about not seeing any changes on the screen)
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Old 23-02-2021, 03:47   #3
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Re: Can't change vector chart settings on 5.2.4 / flatpak

It's set to "All"
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Old 14-03-2021, 20:14   #4
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Re: Can't change vector chart settings on 5.2.4 / flatpak

The related issue that i see in both Mac and PC versions 5.2.4 is the "Display Category" option is missing completely, so we cannot set it to custom (All), base, standard, etc. The whole dropdown is missing. When you cannot turn on the All, you cannot change the settings on the right. The manual shows what this should look like. Any ideas on what might be causing this? Thanks.
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Re: Can't change vector chart settings on 5.2.4 / flatpak

The screenshot above (#2) is taken from a Mac with OpenCPN 5.2.4.....
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Old 15-03-2021, 03:32   #6
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Re: Can't change vector chart settings on 5.2.4 / flatpak

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The related issue that i see in both Mac and PC versions 5.2.4 is the "Display Category" option is missing completely, so we cannot set it to custom (All), base, standard, etc. The whole dropdown is missing. When you cannot turn on the All, you cannot change the settings on the right. The manual shows what this should look like. Any ideas on what might be causing this? Thanks.
I think we need to see some screen pictures!

It may just be a similar "issue" as exist with my version of Linux.

When the "Hamburger" is first pressed it looks like this
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No display-category in sight.
But hovering the mouse over the menu brings up a scroll-bar.
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Scrolling down makes the rest of the menu visible, including the option to choose a Display Category.
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Re: Can't change vector chart settings on 5.2.4 / flatpak

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I think we need to see some screen pictures!

It may just be a similar "issue" as exist with my version of Linux.

When the "Hamburger" is first pressed it looks like this
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No display-category in sight.
But hovering the mouse over the menu brings up a scroll-bar.
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Scrolling down makes the rest of the menu visible, including the option to choose a Display Category.
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I will call this simply as a bug. The handling of the software is not user friendly.
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Re: Can't change vector chart settings on 5.2.4 / flatpak

I assume i am missing something, but here is the issue i refer to.

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I assume i am missing something, but here is the issue i refer to.

The manual is badly out of date. Follow the advice at the top of this page:https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...etting_started

From version 5.0 the Display Category setting is moved to the "Chart Panel Options" menu, accessed through the "hamburger" or the button consisting of three horizontal bars, situated in the lower right corner of the screen.
Have a look at my three pictures above.

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I assume i am missing something, but here is the issue i refer to.
Don't count onto the online manual. It is outdated as well...
Another one was faster.
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OK. Got it. Thanks. We will redo our training videos as soon as possible.
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Re: Can't change vector chart settings on 5.2.4 / flatpak

David...
Modern OpenCPN support multiple canvas displays. In some cases, users may want different object settings for each display. So the "category" setting drop-down has been moved to the per-canvas menu, accessed by the "hamburger" in the lower right corner of each canvas. You will find the display category selection at the bottom of this menu. You may need to scroll the menu to see it.


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That makes sense. There are a lot of valuable updates in this new version, but i had missed that one. We have a lot of reasons to readdress our training videos and have started a new playlist to cover this. --david



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David...
Modern OpenCPN support multiple canvas displays. In some cases, users may want different object settings for each display. So the "category" setting drop-down has been moved to the per-canvas menu, accessed by the "hamburger" in the lower right corner of each canvas. You will find the display category selection at the bottom of this menu. You may need to scroll the menu to see it.


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