Multiple "sets" of function panels.

Taras D shared this idea 4 months ago
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Locus Map lets you create multiple Dashboards and select one to be displayed. However, this flexibility is not found in Function Panels. Currently, you can only define one "set" of function panels and buttons. This single "set" is displayed for all activities.

Idea: Allow creating multiple "sets" of function panels.

The user can create several function panel "sets" where each one contains buttons optimized for specific activities (driving, cycling, etc).

The "set" would also include the function panel's behavior (auto-hide, dbl-tap to display, behavior when in landscape orientation, etc).

Currently, a Profile allows you to display a desired Dashboard. A Profile could also allow you to display a desired function panel set. If you choose the "Driving" Profile, it could automatically display your custom "Driving" function panel set.

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Good day Taras,

as you correctly mentioned ... probably best solution should be included "Configuration of panels" into new "Presets" system.

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Yes, "Presets" (not "Profile" ... no idea why I said that)!

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I really like the new Profile feature! It makes it very easy to re-configure Locus Map for specific activities.

When I saw the ability to choose a Dashboard it gave me the idea to choose function panels. However, that's not possible because there's only one "set" of function panels. Having a Profile modify the function panels seemed like the wrong place for this task. A Profile doesn't let you modify a Dashboard, just choose an existing one. Ideally, Profiles should work the same way with function panel "sets", just pick one from an existing list of "sets".

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I don't know why I said "Profile" instead of "Presets"!!!! :(

Lucky for me, it appears everyone understood what I meant to say!

Presets! Presets! Presets! OK, I think I got it now!

In addition, I dislike my choice of the word "set" to described a unique combination of function panels and buttons. If you implement my idea, please choose another word instead of "set". Maybe "Function Menu" or "Toolbar" or "Action Menu" or simply "Menu" (or something else). It should be self-explanatory like "Dashboard".

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Understand, good point.

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This idea I had yesterday also already.

But my English is too bad to write it right away. Now I have time with google translator.

I have a lot of functions in the right function panel (too many).

Some for geocaching and for MTB and for car and for OSM mapping.

If the sidebar is included in the presets.

Then I save for only those for that activity there.

Then I have a preset for geocaching and for MTB and for car and for OSM mapping.

The presets are the best. Orux and Garmin have been around for a long time. Now Locus is the best app. There is no alternative

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I had already suggested this too. Great idea. Optimize current buttons for the current activity/ chosen preset.

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You could also make all settings and selections in the presets.

As first level the presets and in each preset then the settings. You can also call the presets an activity profile.

Because I think by and by more and more attitudes there should be. Some want these settings and others want others. So it would only be work once.

The last used preset is active at restart. Or ask each time. What do you want to do .... MTB, geocaching, hiking, car

After that, Locus will set everything up for this profile.

Memory of points and tracks I would take out. Here you can access all stored points and tracks from each profile.

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That's a good idea

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Great idea,currently I also keep a superset of functions for which I would like to have a shortcut during the various activities. This tends to grow....

So storing activity-based subsets will be an improvement. And in case you forgot to add an item there is always the "long way" through the main menu.

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I think the idea of freischneider is great. Garmin also has the activity profiles in the first level. You can make all settings for each profile.

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For the people who are advocating that a Preset should have control over all Settings, please read this post by Menion (posted while Presets were being beta-tested):

http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=5498.msg46508#msg46508

"I really do not wants to include all 1538 settings into 'presets', but just part of them then is often changing/needed"

Currently, you can create top and right Function Panels filled with your choice of Buttons. Let's call this chosen arrangement of panels and buttons a "Menu". I am advocating for the ability to create more than one Menu, just like you can currently create more than one Dashboard.

Each Menu contains the panels and buttons you have configured for a particular activity or task. For example, you might create a Menu for Cycling, Hiking, Geocaching, and another one for creating/modifying Routes (i.e. task-oriented).

I believe you should be able to create Menus separately from Presets because it is flexible and efficient.

  1. A Preset can be configured to use any existing Menu (because Menus exist independently of Presets).
  2. Multiple Presets can share the same Menu (there's no need to create multiple copies of the same Menu).
  3. While using a Preset, I can quickly switch Menus (and leave all other Settings unchanged).

All these advantages are lost if Presets directly define the arrangement of panels and buttons.

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Currently, you can create top and right Function Panels filled with your
choice of Buttons. Let's call this chosen arrangement of panels and
buttons a "Menu".
Where can I find this menu, there is an explanation. There is already a guide for the presets (manual).

Although I think the idea of freischneider not so bad.

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@Taras D

can you help me

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I'm not sure I understand your question. The manual does not explain "Menu" because it is a concept I am proposing. It does not exist.

Currently, you can create a collection of function panels and buttons.

http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:maps_settings:panels

However, you can only create ONE collection of panels and buttons. I have used the word "Menu" to describe this "collection".

Compare that with Dashboards. You can create many Dashboards and choose which one to display.

http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:tools:dashboards

I am proposing the ability to create many collections, or "Menus", so that you can easily switch from one to another (just like you can do with Dashboards) or specify it for use in a Preset.

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Good day to all,

I was thinking about possible option how to implement this feature.

Some kind of "sets" for functions panel has it's logic. It then allows to switch whole functions panel without need to use "Presets" system. But question is, if this is really needed. I think not. So I choose a little easier solution and it's including whole setup for functions panel as another option in presets.

So since next (Beta) version will be possible to setup "Functions panel" per Preset configuration.

I believe that this will be enough flexible and in worst case, it allows to create one Preset that will just contain "Functions panel" setup.

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V 3.24.3.3

thanks for this really big improvement !!

i love it after first attempt ;-)

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Perfect, glad to here. I'm little worried if all is setup correctly, so if after some save/restore you notice incorrect functions panel, please try to simulate exact steps and let me know. Anyway I tested it quite a lot so it should work as expected :).

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Thanks for taking the time to implement the idea. I'm not a beta tester but I look forward to using it in the next production version.

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Fantastic feature. I previously had 5 top panel and 10 right panel buttons. Right panel auto hide. When I added function panels to all presets I lost all my right panel buttons? I notice new + function "set current content" - could this be the cause?

When I tried to add back first external app as RHS function, Locus crashed. So I cant yet get all my buttons back.

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Hello Andrew,

I'm not sure what exactly happen on your device, sorry. Not sure if you are perfectly familiar with how "Presets" works. I had just a similar discussion with @balloni55 here: http://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=5720.msg48218#msg48218 , so check also zossebart explanation below if you missed it.

In case of any problem like a crash, you know .. I need to simulate it by exact known steps or in worst case at least a log. Thanks

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Perfectly familiar I think. More difficult to provide log while cycling sorry. I assume you tried adding external app to preset function panel?. Anyway, have provided more information in forum topic for latest beta.

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I tried it and I'm very happy - this is what you need from presets!

Now it would be logical to add the same to the configuration of "Quick Points".

They are also different for tasks like collecting data for OSM, collecting mushrooms or rafting along the river.

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Perfect, glad to hear it.

And configurations for "Quick points" .. I believe it should be handled separately in "Quick points" feature. For this already exists idea here: http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/groups_for_quick_add_points

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Yeah, I voted there...

However, in presets is also useful to quickly change the panel the "Quick Settings"...

From the same considerations of different tasks

:)

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Nyní by bylo dobré, kdyby odkaz na specifickou předvolbu šel do panelu.

CZ: Teď by ještě bylo dobré, kdyby šlo do panelu přidat odkaz na konkrétní preset.