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Windows Garmin Basecamp still has a far more efficient track point editor (see screen cap) than in Locus. Sometimes I use BRouter web for route planning, but otherwise, I just use Locus for everything these days.

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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: November 30, 2020, 23:07:48 »
if you may just zip it and share it with me, it will be perfect, thanks!
@Menion - do you need track.db though? the compressed database folder with tracks.db = 86MB, without = 237KB - big difference in upload

"Quick action menu" > heh, it was created a long time ago, correct, for CarpeIter controller. It was never officially published and to be true, I'm not sure if it has any extra usage without direct open from the hardware controller. Are you using it?
Quick action menu? It has been in Free & Pro for years? Maybe we are confusing different functions? Function with the lightning bolt icon right? I use it all the time for 8 chosen functions, but in LM4 now with configurable larger # rows of menu, I guess that would be as convenient.

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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: November 28, 2020, 03:43:16 »
If you have no serious problem to share your not-working "database" folder with me, it will be more than welcome.
@menion - /data/database/track.db is 164MB. Do you want it or could I ideally just ZIP the remainder of /data/database/* to save upload time?

3.49.1.4 - menu > More - nice. But why is "Quick action menu" listed with "Beta - testing"? It's been around for years.

3.49.1.4 - BRouter Updater download now working. Do you plan to have Minimize button similar to Sync so that operation can continue in background, then view progress via notifications?

This comment is not directly related to LM4, but when you select Backup manager > Restore, the initial File browser directory is the root of the internal file system, which seems an odd place to be placed. I then select the "Internal storage" directory. Would this be a better default?

Regards manual Cloud Sync: would it be possible to display summary of sync operations that will be performed for confirmation before proceeding further? When I see a brief message "deleting points" or "deleting tracks" with no mention of what, I get concerned. Maybe the summary could list the points & tracks which will be sync'd & whether the action is new, update or delete. I just did a manual Sync of (slave) tablet data; it appears to have performed fast & correctly. AFAIK anyway ;-)

PS. Quick settings don't appear to be backed up or restored. I did a settings backup from (master) phone which has a Quick settings panel. I did a settings restore to (slave) tablet & Quick settings appear to be the defaults. Could Quick settings > Change have the same nice new structure that Menu > More has? Or even a search field.

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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: November 27, 2020, 08:19:04 »
Is the Locus Map directory in the internal memory?
@Menion - yes

The best should be to rename Locus/data/database to something like Locus/data/database-backup.
thanks, that worked; I assume LM4 was confused because there was an old LM3 /data/* still there, even though LM3 was uninstalled?

Start the app and try sync, it should work.
It worked a treat. Sync took ~15 minutes. All good now, thanks.

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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: November 26, 2020, 22:31:55 »
Tablet problem: and this happens during/after restore of data after sync?
@Menion - my sequence:
  • fresh install of LM4 on tablet (no other Locus installed)
  • run LM4
  • map with loading tiles is displayed then quickly...
  • full screen with code 11556 is displayed but in less than 1s...
  • next full screen with 3 options: 1) close/restart 2) restore 3) info, is displayed
  • if I tap close then the previous screen with code 11556 is briefly displayed then LM4 closes
  • if I tap restore then the screen with code 11556 is displayed, I tap close twice to exit (no other option)
LM3 free & pro have both previously worked on this tablet but are not currently installed. My only thought is that a while back I inserted a 16GB SD card, and Android 7.1.1 offered to move all apps & data from the internal flash onto this new card. For one other app I had to reinstall because it would not save settings. LM4 was installed after the new SD card was inserted, so maybe unrelated.

So, no opportunity to sync (restore) or do anything because I'm locked out of LM4. Shall I send a log directly after the close?


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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: November 25, 2020, 23:26:31 »
thanks for the backup, problem found and solved.
@Menion - do you mean my reported problem with duplicated points/ tracks/ folders/ groups was fixed? Great if so.

Today I did a new manual Sync. The process was fast, maybe 30s, and I see no duplication. Phew.

So I installed LM4 on a tablet. This device did not have LM3 installed. I copied an OSM map into mapsVector folder. I assumed I would then be able to restore settings via a settings ZIP from my phone and Sync the points/ tracks/ folders/ groups. Instead I am locked out of LM4 with the attached screen cap "tablet.jpeg".

Separately out  of curiosity on the working phone LM4 I tapped BRouter Updater but also got an error msg in screen cap "brouter.jpeg".

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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: November 19, 2020, 22:47:39 »
Problem with the zoom-out > can't imagine a different reason than active "zoom-lock".
@Menion - thanks & well spotted & now fixed - but I've never used zoom-lock? I don't have zoom-lock in main menu or any panels. Zoom out was working fine early yesterday before I started Locus for a walk with track recording, then later the zoom issue I observed. So weird.

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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: November 18, 2020, 22:00:06 »
We've had a green track recording button in LM3 for a few years without comment?

@menion - with track recording on & paused, and satellites out of view because indoors (may/ may not be relevant) I had a situation where the zoom-out button was completely ignored. The zoom-in button still worked! Unfortunately no other details but have never seen this weird behavior before.

update - easy to reproduce - unrelated to track recording or satellites - simply impossible to zoom out via button tap, or pinch gesture more than ruler showing 300m!

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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: November 16, 2020, 22:26:30 »
hmm problem with one-click is really weird...If it really does not work, may you please share with me a backup of your settings? App currently tests if "are all panels visible". To decide if tap should hide or show all panels. And here may be a problem.
@Menion - thanks for checking. I have attached my settings. Recall I have 6s screen timeout when Locus is running (using Tasker), but I disabled Tasker & can confirm this is not the reason.

Btw. did you noticed new settings in the panel for the recording button?  ;)
I hadn't noticed - excellent. Although that inevitably leads to issues with presets, sorry. Now presets will need extra setting for <Track rec visibility>. I also note inconsistency in existing presets - I assume all should now have 3 options (visible | auto | hidden):
  • top panel - has all 3 options - OK
  • bottom panel - has visible & auto options, needs hidden option
  • right panel - has visible & auto options, needs hidden option
  • zoom control - has all 3 options - OK
  • Track rec control - please add

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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: November 14, 2020, 22:29:21 »
if you selected Google control style, then 1 click should work as a toggle for the panels. It does not work like this for you?
@Menion - toggles correctly with 3.49Pro, that is single tap hide/ single tap unhide, but no matter what I try with LM4, single tap unhide is OK but single tap hide is ignored.

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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: November 13, 2020, 22:32:59 »
I'm trying to rationalize my map screen space further. Experimenting with auto-hide all panels after 5s. If I configure single tap to show those panels, why does another single tap not then hide those panels?

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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: November 09, 2020, 22:59:23 »
Well, the button is new, but the sidebar isn't
yeah, I don't use the LM3 sidebar, more clutter/ less space for the map

another issue with a (new) track recording  button that auto-hides when not in use - if you stop recording then want to start again, there is no button to tap, unless configured from main menu?

I generally start Locus well before a ride. Track recording auto starts. But the accuracy is generally poor for a few minutes. So just before the ride I generally stop recording/ delete the track/ start recording. I don't think the new red button allows this. Better & for consistency would be user control over visibility: off|auto-hide|on, just like other panels and map objects.

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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: November 06, 2020, 23:04:12 »
Did you quote the wrong post? I was talking about the recording side bar and the selection of the recording profile, not about the (new) button.
@slarti76 - not sure now, it's all a bit confusing (sorry) - the (new) (red) button when tapped displays the recording side bar & recording profile right? Are we talking about different things?

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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: November 05, 2020, 22:30:02 »
This is probably not LM4-specific
I've never seen this new red recording button in LM3Pro? In LM4, IF, the new red recording button is hidden, that is not recording, it is now necessary to go to the main menu to re-enable track recording. So I don't see any advantage of auto-hiding this button.

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Locus Map (4+) / Re: Locus Map 4, discussion
« on: November 04, 2020, 23:24:41 »
I'm still internally convinced that the permanently visible recording button indicates that there something happens with track recording. Missing button means = recording is not enabled for sure. And this is ideal > without any extra actions, I may immediately see if the recording is running or not.
it is a change from LM3 but OK. If I will remove the Track Recording button from the bottom panel in all my presets to solve LM4 issue it affects LM3Pro too right?

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