Tap on map to unhide panels

Andrew Heard shared this idea 15 days ago
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intention: reliable single-tap on map to unhide panels

result:

  • "Select an item" list of POI is displayed instead
  • frustration

context:

  • with Settings > Controlling > Map Screen > Map Control Style: Google = single tap = show hidden menu & panels
  • map @ high zoom level in a very busy city with a high concentration of POI

There may be no obvious place on the map free of POI to single tap, so tedious/ error prone workaround to perform otherwise simple desire to unhide panels.

Suggestion: 1st item in the list could be "unhide panels". At least then, just 2 taps are needed in worst case.

Comments (1)

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Hello Andrew,

thanks for the interesting idea.

I see here one big negative effect. It will always display this popup with the options when you select even a single point (options to "unhide panels" + point itself).

First question: you consider this "google style" as more practical than the default Locus Map control style?

As I think about it ... it makes more sense to me to have some small permanently visible button on the screen (in case, any panel is hidden), that will, under a single tap, unhide them. Only as I look on the UI of the main screen, I see no logical space for such button ...

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Is it possible to integrate a swipe function to unhide? people would be familiar with this for unhiding notifications after all.

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And swipe where? Over the map or from sides? It is always problematic. Swipe is used in LM Pro to open side main menu, but on the A10+ it collide little bit with system navigation gestures and also with the movements of the map itself.

Best solution should be to remove "Google control style" :)

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It's just a matter of getting used to. Tapping twice only takes a few milliseconds more than once. Everyone has this time. Every now and then you have to give up familiar things to make way for new and better ones.

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"Everyone gets used to it?" Consider the clumsy nature of cycling with gloves, maybe thru traffic, maybe concentrating on the navigation task. A single tap in this case may be easier to perform than a double tap. And certainly a swipe is even more problematic.

My initial desire was to auto-hide all panels (clutter) while cycling via my cycling preset, but I think it's not as easy as I wanted.

"one big negative effect. It will always display this popup with the options when you select even a single point (options to "unhide panels" + point itself)" - good observation, no easy solution

So on balance, I have to agree with both of you, Settings > Controlling > Map Screen > Map Control Style:Locus (double tap) seems to be best compromise. Thanks for your consideration.

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