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Old 05-08-2018, 06:40   #1
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iOS Version?

After using Microsoft OS's since the 5 1/4" floppy days, I finally got tired of the endless updates.

I am using a MacBook Pro and am having some issues running OpenCpn. First it never installs, so each time I run it- it needs to reinstall. Am I doing something wrong?

Also the user interface (zoom & scroll) are hair trigger sensitive- but only in this program. Is there a way of calming them down inside the OpenCpn program?

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Better buy a plotter?
Not everybody is a computer specialist.
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Re: iOS Version?

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Welcome. You can get some help here.

On the install: When you run the installer, you will see a graphic image: two icons, with a right pointing arrow between. Simply drag the OpenCPN icon into the Applications icon, and the app will be installed.

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What about a real installer? It was done for some plugins. Why not for OpenCPN?
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Welcome. You can get some help here.

On the install: When you run the installer, you will see a graphic image: two icons, with a right pointing arrow between. Simply drag the OpenCPN icon into the Applications icon, and the app will be installed.

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That worked thanks! This Apple iOS is going to take some learn'n!
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Re: iOS Version?

And, when the program is running, right click it in the finder dock at the bottom and select “keep in dock”. Then you simply open it from the dock instead of heading to the applications folder.

As for mouse/cursor that can be adjusted in opencpn’s settings although I can’t recall exactly where. Poke around you’ll find it.
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Re: iOS Version?

Whilst being a big admirer of both Apple hardware and software I won't own any of it. My two forays into Apple world were disasters. The first was with my wife's Apple computer and although I have always been fascinated with the mystique of the computer and built my first one from a kit and learned to program on it, I almost gave up the whole thing after a couple of weeks wrestling with my wife's Apple. If you don't do it the apple way it don't get done at all. The second was with one of those Ipod music things with a single button inside a swirly gadget. It was a fantastic device which would hold thousands of music tracks but again it required a giant leap of comprehension for someone raised in an electronic world which required either a switch or a knob for the implementation of each function. It now sleeps with the fishes in one of the lonely anchorages I regularly use.

Good luck with the Apple and if reloading the software every time you boot the machine is the worst it does to you you're in luck mate.

On Billy and the software changes and revisions.

I agree with you entirely, he should have retired after XP was debugged and left us in peace. Every time I have to replace a computer and learn a new version of Microhard I swear I am going to make the effort to shift to Linux. Never quiet happens although I did manage to install Ubuntu on a Toshiba by replacing the hard drive with a fresh clean one once.
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Like Windows, IOS has its way. I have been a Mac user since 2004. I have owned and operated computers from the DOS days. Remember CBM Pet 2001 or Windows 3.1? Yeh, 286,386,486, Pentium...... Today I find Windows operating system intimidating as you probably find the Mac. As any big company, they can get carried away with their WAY. I use OpenCPN on the Macbook Pro. Just bear with it.
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Please keep in mind that Apple has two different operating systems:
- iOS is for the iPhone and iPad (actually version 11.4.1)

- macOS is for their laptops and desktops (actually version High Sierra 10.13.6)



They have to do which each other very little although Apple has tried to marry them together in some parts.
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