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Quote from: menion on March 08, 2017, 08:39:38
Selection of activity was removed because it was only confusing settings. Activity is anyway important parameter that affect few things during track record and later post processing. So it is not just about choosing icon, it's about choosing correct activity you will be doing during track recording. If you wants to change "icon" (activity), just create another profile.
OK, I understand now. One more thing: It always was very tedious to create a new profile that just differs a little from an existing one. Couldn't you add the possibility to create a new profile by copying an existing one? If it was then still possible to choose a different activity, it would be very easy to create profiles that share basic stuff like how the track is displayed etc., but different activity. Right now, it's a hassle to create a set of profiles for different activities.
Another thing:
I get that the activity selection was removed from the recording profiles - it didn't have any use, it seems. But now you can't change the profile icon anymore (or I don't see how). Furthermore, when creating a new profile, you still have to select an activity, which now is a bit confusing, as later on the activity isn't mentioned anymore. It's only use now is to choose the icon - but only from the ones defined for activities.
Wouldn't it be better to just add "Choose Icon" to the profile edit dialog, and then offer all icons (just like when choosing the icon for a track folder)?
Quote from last version thread:
Quote@slarti76: thanks for a file. Inside the file already two trackpoints with incorrect time. I was trying to find a place where this may happen, but expect some direct editing of the track shape on the map, I found no link to simple waypoint addin & problem with time. Are you able to simulate this problem directly on (older) recorded track?
Yes, I definitely also edited the track - dunno however, what I did. If I find a way to reproduce, I'll tell you.
Is there a way I can fix such tracks? Would I need to export - fix wrong trackpoints - import?
Hi again,
Surprisingly I could reproduce the second problem :)
Have a look at the attached GPX: I added waypoints after the track was recorded, now the track time is 148h or something, instead of 5h50. And this time, it stays like that, whether I copy or move or export/import the track. I assume the creation time of the waypoints gets into the calculation...
Quote from: menion on February 27, 2017, 12:48:35
Thanks for feedback @slarti76 , unfortunately none of issues I was able to simulate, anyway I'll be watching it ...
I can't reproduce it everytime, either - after it happened, it takes a while before it happens again.
Anyway, I wasn't precise: The message is "Track XXX saved. Warning: Track not stored in database". (Sorry, no screenshot, it's a bit difficult to take before the message disappears...)
And if it helps: I have "Automatic export: GPX" active in all my recording profiles.
Hi there!
Went snowshoeing this weekend, just one minor hassle:
While track recording, when I open the Track Information, Locus several times shows a warning ("Track 2017-02-25 ... not saved"). Of course the track is not saved yet, I'm still recording...
Oh, and I had the strange problem that after adding a waypoint later (after recording finished), the Track Time got longer. But copying or just moving the track to another folder solved this immediately...
Quote from: Andrew Heard on January 24, 2017, 23:51:33
For me these "presets" are really setting "overrides". It seems to more accurately describe the new feature. Would you consider renaming presets to overrides?
But "override" would imply that you could revert these settings - if I understand Menion correctly, that's exactly what is not supposed to be possible.

Quote from: Andrew Heard on January 24, 2017, 23:51:33Currently there doesn't appear to be a way to disable a selected preset. Could there be a checkbox at the top of the main dialog?
Again, I far as I understood Menion, these presets change a collection of settings for good. You can't simply revert - you'd have to create an "inverted" preset. That's why there's no "disable", and that's why "override" is the wrong term, I think.
Quote from: Bucky Kid on November 05, 2016, 07:47:27
Hello. I note a small shortcoming when adding a new track or waypoint. The suggested folder seems to be choosen quite randomly. Should be pre-selected either last used folder from previous add or user preference for default category for new track and waypoint.
Yeah, noticed that too on holiday, kinda forgot about it again. But I also saw no pattern or way to influence the proposed folder. IMHO, should be the last one something was added to.
Quote from: menion on August 03, 2016, 11:36:06
Hehe, don't worry, it's not planned for now ;). When You use it for this case, don't forget to try new similar feature optimized just for tracks .. tap on track, bottom "share" button > track preview.
Yeah, I know - voted for that  8) And like it - but as I said, for connected trips, the screen export is still a great addition.
Quote from: menion on August 02, 2016, 10:56:46
Hmm good point. Btw. surprised that someone still use this feature :).
Please don't think about removing it! :)
It's perfect for making overviews - for example, I made a great overview with all tracks from my Japan trip. You first select just the tracks and points you need, lock the right zoom and then export the screen - voilĂ ! Perfect e.g. for photobooks. I would even like to see it extended with an option to choose the resolution. Actual screen resolution is ok for me, as I have HD phone, but higher is even better. But I understand if the feature is not used very often, it's too much effort.
Anyway, don't remove it...
Quote from: menion on July 29, 2016, 15:05:36
Good day balloni,
well I need to store file somewhere before display. So without longer thinking I've considered this as "export" and result was "export" directory.

But you are correct that in most cases, you do not need to handle with this file directly. So if there is no one against it, I'll change it to some temporary directory in cache, where file will be automatically deleted later. Thanks
This reminds of something I wanted to ask for a long time: Why are the images created by "Share screen" also saved in data/media/screenshot? Sharing means I do something with them, so if I want to save them, I can do that. But like this, I regularly have to clean the data/media directory, which apart from that doesn't contain any temporary data.
I know that you have to create the file first before it can be shared, but don't you agree that it makes more sense to do that in a cache dir, too?
Quote from: menion on July 07, 2016, 12:33:45
@Bucky Kid: you see a raster map as background of this feature? Surprise, because only vector maps should be used here! And with chart > I'll try to do something with it, thanks.
Only vector map? Please change that! The best map for Switzerland, for example, is the official SwissTopo map, for all higher mountain tours everything else is just useless (the vector maps are sometimes mainly a light green background). So for this feature to be any use in the Alps, it must be possible to use it with the best map, which usually won't be a vector map.
I also agree with Bucky Kid about the chart - in principle it looks nice as overlay, but there are so many cases when it will interfere with the map content, it should be put separately on white background.
Thx for disabled points in "Nearest points" and snowshoeing icon! :)
Quote from: menion on June 30, 2016, 09:02:04
Not happy :). Extra work for me, extra complication for UI and no big usage I think. How many directories with photos you have on your device? I have ... wait ... hmm ... one. Oki, slarti76 has for every year one directory, this means around four extra taps every year. Someone wants to display photos from Locus in data/media/photos ... well.
Not quite correct, in my "year directories", there are subdirectories again for single events. Ca. 2 dozen per year, so overall a 3-digit number of directories - unfeasible.
But I do get your point, Menion, and I'm absolutely OK with it - after all, F-Spot does this very well for all my pics, and for Locus, this is just an extra. So I can use it to just show some pictures I need right now.
But you should make that clear somewhere in the UI. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who expects it to work recursively. Constraints like this should be indicated in the UI, e.g. with a message box with "Don't show this again".
Quote from: balloni55 on June 29, 2016, 08:26:39
QuoteIs there anything I can try?
just an idea
copy for test a few photos you know their position to internal SD and zoom in  on map
Yeah, works. Turns out, the problem is simple: It doesn't work recursively, i.e. subdirectories are not searched! Is that on purpose? Hope it's a bug, because I don't think it's very useful if you have to add all your picture directories separately...

PS: A few posts above, I wrote "added one subdir with not so many pictures" - I was still talking about a directory with more subdirectories, just deeper down the hierarchy. If you must know, my pictures are ordered in directories-by-year, and under that in events. So only 2 levels deep, nothing fancy ;)