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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.25.+ ( 9. 8. 2017 )
« on: August 15, 2017, 14:06:36 »
There have to be something special on your device! There is many users with Note 4 and such huge problem will definitely cause a lot bigger response at least in comments on Google Play.

May I offer for now at least previous stable 3.24.3 version?
that one doesn't mess up the UI, but loses gps once every 5 minutes and never re-enables it until I do it manually.

.. guess I must abort the trip...

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.25.+ ( 9. 8. 2017 )
« on: August 13, 2017, 07:00:26 »
Locus decided to be in German now... and the UI is messed up horizontally again. So maybe not related.

Many places are messed up... plenty of the lists are close to unusable because I can only see 3 or 4 chars of an entry.

This happens by itself after a few minutes/seconds, even without me ever rotating the phone horizontally. It never goes back to vertical layout, even when I rotate the phone around like a mad man.

Help!

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.25.+ ( 9. 8. 2017 )
« on: August 12, 2017, 22:52:32 »
Hmm... Locus was set to English, system was set to German. Now I set Locus to system default, but it still comes up in English?!

The landscape problem seems to have disappeared for now though :)

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.25.+ ( 9. 8. 2017 )
« on: August 12, 2017, 21:01:11 »
Landscape vs Portrait is correct... I also have this in many other places in Locus... like live tracking entry list eg. Rotating fixed it temporarily, but it *beeps*" up soon again after.

This only started like a week ago. Never had this before.

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.25.+ ( 9. 8. 2017 )
« on: August 12, 2017, 19:08:15 »
I realize you're not the king of user interfaces... :), but the latest locus pro is utterly messed up for me. Somehow, the tiny map in point window gets besides the name instead of below or some such. Doesn't happen all the time, but at least in 50% of all cases. See attached pic.

Oh also... the search window is somehow too wide now... so the UI is invisible left and right.

All in all, new pro is reasonably bugged regarding UI. I wish I had backed up the old one :)

Note 4, Standard Marshmallow, no dpi hacks.

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.24.+ ( 31. 5. 2017 )
« on: June 13, 2017, 22:49:49 »
@joeloc , @slarti76 : what should I do to simulate this issue ( how to simply change DPI ), any app from Google Play?
Afaik, it's only possible to do this with root and XPosed framework - very Android-nerdy stuff. ;) For me, it's not important, and I don't think it's worth spending time on. There's much more important things...
Theres more important things indeed. I just thought maybe the bug is obvious... like using a different DPI value for cursor calculations/scaling and the rest of the UI. Testing will unfortunately require a rooted Android, xposed framework and the "app settings" module. Very nerdy indeed.

Anyway... Locus UI is just a tad small for moving bike-usage... but very well suited for couch-usage... or for while-being-stopped-usage. And I understand that the latter has preference and nobody really cares about moving bikes. It would be nice though if Locus had a simple "scale" setting that scaled everything at once... buttons... fonts... cursors... maps... just everything. Similar to what you accomplish by changing its DPI value with ugly hacks :).

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.24.+ ( 31. 5. 2017 )
« on: June 13, 2017, 22:40:24 »
Ok, guys, I will eat my hat and 3.24.xx is good. After some serious logging and emailing with Menion I found out that the track style on the map in combination with a quite big track, creates the slugginess I see at higher zoom levels.
Erm... I think I reported this bug more than two years ago... and menion already acknowledged the problem and did some profiling and blamed rendering code in Android. But basically, track styles were completely unusable since the beginning because they slow down Locus to a crawl (1 fps and less) at higher zoom levels. Since I quite often use high zoom levels to scout for campsites on sat maps, I had to stop using styles completely. Shame really, but cannot be helped until rendering is fixed, either in Android or in Locus.

A dead simple ten-second-workaround (also suggested back then) would still be:
if (zoom > X) style=0;

But obviously that would make more people complain about what happened to styles at high zooms. Performance isn't really such a big topic for most.. so what if rendering takes a second... or deleting track point takes five :-).


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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.24.+ ( 31. 5. 2017 )
« on: June 11, 2017, 08:39:52 »
Found the reason. I fake the DPI for Locus App to 620 (instead of default 540 on a Note 4). This works nicely to scale your UI (buttons and everything) to something more reasonable on a moving bicycle, but seems to mess up the cursor calculations somewhat. Weird, because all other parts in Locus scale absolutely fine.

@joeloc: hi ... hmm not sure where may be a problem. This is a "cursors zoro" right? I'm trying it scaled to 200% and it works as expected. On your screenshot is looks moved only few pixels. Center cross seems to be ok. Did you tried different set of cursors?
The GPS position (blue circle) no longer matches the center of the cursor image. No idea when this happened really, but I've been using cursor_zorro for years without problems.






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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.24.+ ( 31. 5. 2017 )
« on: June 11, 2017, 08:29:02 »
@joeloc: hi ... hmm not sure where may be a problem. This is a "cursors zoro" right? I'm trying it scaled to 200% and it works as expected. On your screenshot is looks moved only few pixels. Center cross seems to be ok. Did you tried different set of cursors?
The GPS position (blue circle) no longer matches the center of the cursor image. No idea when this happened really, but I've been using cursor_zorro for years without problems.






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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.24.+ ( 31. 5. 2017 )
« on: June 08, 2017, 15:00:10 »
Possible that a recent update killed custom Cursors? Seem no longer centered...



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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.23.+ ( 3. 4. 2017 )
« on: April 11, 2017, 08:12:18 »
:) ... I've just yesterday reduced font size a little, so it should help. And it's more love in "same everywhere". Dialogs usually had all uppercase, full screen not.
Don't understand. So far, my tracks were windowtitled correctly, for example rmx_2009-08-08_MoabPorcupineRim. And now it changed to RMX_2009-08-08_MOABPORCUPINERIM. And that is better because... ?

But never mind... there are far bigger issues with the whole view/edit separation mess. A little uppercasing really can't destroy much :).

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.23.+ ( 3. 4. 2017 )
« on: April 10, 2017, 08:07:01 »
All window titles are upper cased now. Not only does it look ugly, it also shortens the number of visible letters of a track name considerably. Also it doesn't represent the real track name. Unintentional bug? Or did Locus UI team suddenly develop a love FOR SHOUTING :)

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.18.x (27. 6. 2016+)
« on: October 11, 2016, 14:40:27 »
Since the latest beta was labeled "release candidate" already if I remember correctly, I once again want to point out the super weird strangeness of the new map items interface:

I'm really not a Locus beginner, but I have a seriously hard time figuring out how this is working. I navigate to some folder with my kmzs in the new map items dialog. Then I load a file by clicking on the "eye". Then Locus blocks and I wait for half a minute while it loads. Then I click on the three dots sub menu of the same file and select "center element" to actually see it displayed on my map. Not really a funny procedure to start with.

It gets even worse when I want to hide the file again though. Because apparently, I need to remember the exact sub directory and name where I loaded it from and navigate there manually(!) from some root folder. Only then I can turn off the "eye icon" to hide. Thats really pure horror if you deal with more than just one overlay and have them sorted in nested directories.

Apparently there is also a separate new "sidebar" menu for map items that shows all the loaded overlays. But strangely, the sidebar thingy cannot unload anything. I can "dive into" a kml/kmz and hide specific elements, but not simply unload the whole thing.

This whole process seems completely unlogical to me. I just cant understand how it's supposed to work. Maybe I am missing something very obvious here?

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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.18.x (27. 6. 2016+)
« on: July 05, 2016, 19:54:16 »
I just noticed Locus mobile data usage for the first time. In the last seven days, it was 60MB "foreground data" and 5MB "background data" according to Android. Can you explain what this means? Is this with the app in front and screen on? And background is with screen off or app in background? Or does it have to do with separate tasks inside Locus... like live tracking and online maps?

60MB feels a lot to me, since I normally never use online maps. Is it possible that the new Panoramio layers eats loads? Then again, I used that just for testing :-).

Live tracking traffic should be miniscule, right?


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Versions / Re: [APP] - version 3.18.x (27. 6. 2016+)
« on: July 05, 2016, 19:47:23 »
menion.android.locus folder and thus the image caches are always created on /externalSd/Android/data on my system. Is there any reason to put these on external sd card? I would assume writing to internal memory is orders of magnitude faster and much more suited for things like caches.

Can I can somehow influence this folder? Or does Locus want to be on externalSd specifically?
 
Locus folder itself is on internalSd obviously.

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