Multiple "sets" of function panels.

Taras D shared this idea 2 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.