Make the Bottom Panel more customisable

Brody Payne shared this idea 3 years ago
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I would like to be able to hide the lock screen button and zoom buttons but retain the locate button.


Alternative is to allow place bottom buttons to functions panel.

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I would allow even a same customization as other menus.


I don't use any of those button often. I zoom with hardware buttons, locking is not necessary and I don't use the button to show direction often.

So for me is this panel just wasted space which could be used for the map.

Hopefully it is possible to auto-hide it.

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I have only "sound volume" and "on-off" buttons" What hardware buttons do you talk about ?

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I forgot :


Menu - settings - map controls and panels - use hardware buttons

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There are currently various and may means to customize the buttons around the 4 edges of the screen. Some buttons are customized by long-tap then select the default (along top and bottom edges), some buttons are customized via Menu > More > Show/hide. The number of buttons along the top edge is set in another place Menu > Settings > Map - controls > Buttons at top. Some buttons can't be changed (zoom in/ out). Some people ask for an Exit button. Everyone likes something different, everything is a compromise.


What if there was a button manager mode where every position around the edge of the screen could be assigned a button, or no button, and some "buttons" may be wider such as the "info" at the top/left where any of map name/ GPS coord/ battery/ date-time can be set. One user may hide every button because small phone - his/ her choice. Another user may use every possible position around the edge for as many buttons as possible because large tablet. Another user may have buttons just on one edge. One user could have the zoom in/ out buttons on the right side. One user (as discussed in topic for special Exit button) could add this into position of their choosing.


From another topic - a while ago people debated whether the new Zoom In/Out buttons were better or worse. Of course - some thought better, some thought worse. So in this new scheme the user is free to decide which style of zoom button they like - from the button manager they select from the list of all buttons - there could be four items in the list - Zoom Out Simple, Zoom Out With Slider, Zoom In Simple, Zoom In With Slider.

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Don't forget "return to factory settings". Otherwise discussions on this forum will be difficult.

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ALL functions should be available as button ANYwhere. Of course the default can be the status quo, so nobody is surprised or concerned. But users can adapt to their own priorities. All the ingredience exist in Locus already. Well, except a "double width" switch for buttons (currently +/- zoom), which is a piece of cake.

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I hate that button because I keep hitting it by accident. Anywhere other than the current location would have me hitting it, and spewing profanities, much more often.

If implemented, it should be entirely optional.


(I've long ago asked for a second press of that button to undo your transcontinental shift - a disaster when trip planning - but haven't heard back yet.)

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This would be great! Either the possibility to customize the bottom panel or add the "current location" button to the functions panel.

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yeah, still haven`t given up hope... drives me mad trying to hit that button with gloves on...