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Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« Reply #45 on: May 09, 2020, 02:04:35 »
I'm not sure whether to make this a new help desk suggestion, create a new general forum topic, or append to this 3.45+ topic. I leave here for convenience & thoughts from @menion...

It appears Locus ignores the Android display "screen zoom" & "font size" settings. I tried reducing both of these settings so I could see more of each point description in Nearest Points, but Locus just ignores the settings. In the screen capture below I have set Font Size=Tiny & Screen Zoom=Small to maximize the amount of onscreen text but it makes no difference. I notice that Locus refreshes the list whenever I change font size, so it is listening to these operating system events. Would it be possible/ does it make sense, to take into account the users overall preference for font size? I tried the phone in landscape mode but this didn't reveal much more of each point description. Thanks for considering.
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Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« Reply #46 on: May 10, 2020, 12:52:17 »
However that help topic was a question, not a suggestion. To be fair it was answered accurately. I *really* don't want to shorten my point descriptions just so they are more readable. For context: this limitation has come to prominence with the Nearest Points feature - I can't distinguish any of the nearest points from their truncated descriptions.
 

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Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« Reply #47 on: May 11, 2020, 09:43:27 »
@Andrew Heard
please try to fully close and re-open the app. For me, it works correctly, it just needs a restart.
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Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2020, 18:08:38 »
Still a problem even with the smallest Android text size set. And I do not like a change of Android standard phone setting into smaller text size just for this "manco" !

Problem:
See WMS selection window in the attached gif picture.
This is the selection text screen by the map provider !
By the way, the selection shown is:
> i Digitaal Hoogtemodel Vlaanderen II, Skyview factor 0,25 m
(Long push on item opens the info screen)

I advertised WMS use by Locus map here:
https://feedback.informatievlaanderen.be/t/raadpleegdiensten-wms-gebruiken-in-android-locus-map/180
The examples print screens by tablet display had more visible text.


See suggestion for automatic method @ navigate for the standard "SINGLE" line (cmt) top panel.
If the gpx point <cmt>text in the top panel does not fit into single line:  < move < text.
Total characters in single line depends by portrait // landscape // screen dpi // top bar lettertype etc.
= Text for young eyes  ;)

https://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=5953.msg50288#msg50288

Probably for multiple choice select better by "landscape" extended text window, and or, if still does not fit by (manual) "move" text ?   Other suggestion ?
« Last Edit: May 11, 2020, 21:32:10 by 0709 »
Locus Pro 3.46.2
 
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Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« Reply #49 on: May 12, 2020, 00:22:37 »
@Andrew Heard
please try to fully close and re-open the app. For me, it works correctly, it just needs a restart.
@menion - a restart makes no difference - the descriptions in the Nearest Points list are always the same font size. Since my last post I have some more observations:
  • The descriptions in the track & points lists are also a fixed font size, but this is OK because the text, if any, wraps to the 2nd line.
  • The descriptions in the Nearest Points list are truncated instead of wrapped to the 2nd line. I count only 15 characters max. can be displayed per point in this list.
  • The font in the Nearest Points list is also from a different family, and appears less compact.
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Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« Reply #50 on: May 12, 2020, 11:01:09 »
@0709
thanks Willy. I know well about the problem in WMS screen. It is probably the worst case of this because many WMS maps have really long names for layers that often start with the same text (btw. nice post about WMS usage).

So at least one change
- changed font to "Condensed" variant

@Andrew Heard
nice screenshot = nice example of how big difference is between fresh new design and maybe 5 - 6 years old design of point/track screens. Have to change it ...

Anyway, let's try to improve it. So two changes and we will see what your device says :).
- changed font to "Condensed" variant
- enabled option to break the first line to two rows
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Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« Reply #51 on: May 12, 2020, 11:47:30 »
@Andrew Heard
For me, it works correctly, it just needs a restart.
@menion - are you saying the Description text in your points/ tracks/ nearest points lists are affected/ altered by the Android system-level displayed font size setting?

So two changes and we will see what your device says
See on your device too? Aren't you seeing the same issue with a longer-than-15-character point description in Nearest Points list?

- enabled option to break the first line to two rows
Do you mean a user option, or just not worded how you meant? It should be automatic like the track & points lists, not an option.
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Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« Reply #52 on: May 12, 2020, 14:09:32 »
On my device, I see 26 characters, so I never considered this a big problem (old Pixel 2 device with average resolution).

Check this video. Your device has from time to time some weird behavior :).

And sorry for my English, I wanted to say enabled break of the first line to two rows
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Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« Reply #53 on: May 13, 2020, 00:32:14 »
On my device, I see 26 characters, so I never considered this a big problem (old Pixel 2 device with average resolution).
ahh stupid Andrew - each time I tested the change of Android settings > Display > Font & Screen Zoom, I forgot to tap Done at exit, so the settings were simply ignored. I now confirm the text height is indeed changed to reflect this setting like your video. I do agree with @0709 it should not be necessary to change this global setting for the need of one app, Locus. I think the final result of harmonizing the font, and line wrapping for consistency with the point & track lists is still a good move forward.

Your device has from time to time some weird behavior :).
just weird owner

And sorry for my English, I wanted to say enabled break of the first line to two rows
infinitely better than my Czech ;) & as @menion always remind us, no need for sorry
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Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2020, 06:10:45 »
In the new Beta version, the context menu does not work after a long press of the button.  For example, the ability to turn off GPS.
 

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Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« Reply #55 on: May 14, 2020, 08:17:13 »
3.45.1.6 long push button > menu > ok

long press of the button
- menu button (after unpacking with a hamburger) - OK
- toolbar button - not working
 

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Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« Reply #56 on: May 14, 2020, 11:26:27 »
After reinstalling on BETA LM4 MapGooglePlay_3.45.1.6 LM4_933_beta.apk long press of the buttons works.
 

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Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2020, 20:53:50 »
I miss the new "round" design
 

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Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« Reply #58 on: May 15, 2020, 17:00:48 »
When using the button "Exit" in the right bar Locus is terminated without confirmation which is activated in expert settings (confirm on exit = enabled).
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Re: [APP] - version 3.45.+ ( 14. 4. 2020 )
« Reply #59 on: May 16, 2020, 12:02:41 »
Additional question: Is this a Android thing that the Android bottom bar disappears or is it triggered by Locus? The hidden bottom bar is the reason i have to use the Exit button. See above.