Points spontaneously become hidden

Viajero Perdido shared this problem 10 months ago
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I've had a hard-to-duplicate problem for several months; my most recent mention was here: https://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=7496.msg64786#msg64786

Consistently, but unpredictably, most or all of the points in a folder become hidden. It never happens when I'm "doing something", checking the folder before and after (including after sync); it always seems to happen after some inactivity. SIGNIFICANT: the number of points left visible in a folder, eg 7 / 3000, seems to correspond to the number of points within the screen viewport at the time.

This happens to folders of geocaches that I routinely import on one device and let sync to another, and to my Favorites folder where I frequently edit points and let them sync. I never manually set my Favorites folder to show-none, but do frequently have to set it back to show-all. My sync setting is: show new points: yes.

I have a hunch the screen-viewport observation may help solve this. Thank you.

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Hello Viajero,

I'm sure you will understand that problems that are "hard to duplicate" are usually also "hard to fix".

From your description = so it seems to happens for following conditions

  • geocaches
  • folders where you made import of for example PocketQuery
  • after sync with enabled "Show points"

Right? I may only try this setup few times on my devices to see if this happens to me as well.

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Hi Menion.

Not only geocaches. It happens to my Favorites folder, which contains points I've added manually. I do sync that folder, but the problem doesn't seem to happen during a sync, only at unknown times when I'm not paying attention.

I've been a software developer too, so I know that duplicating the problem is the crucial part. I'll keep trying at my end. Thanks.

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Hello Viajero,

I was trying to simulate this problem, but no success so far. Because I do use only device + web to see my data (and not two devices like you), I do not have probably similar situations like you.

Is this problem still valid? Should I dig a little deeper? Let me know, thanks.

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Hi Menion. I just checked; it's still doing that in 4.5.5 (phone), 4.5.6 (tablet). I have a recipe that's fairly repeatable now, though it might not be 100% repeatable.

1. On both devices, make sure Favorites folder shows all points, eg 823 / 823, in the list.

2. On tablet, tap a Favorite icon on the map. Tap "...", Move To, another folder called Obsolete.

3. Wait a few minutes; let Sync happen.

4. On phone, check Favorites folder in list. It shows 0 / 823. (Or a small number if not 0.)

At this point, it may be de-synchronized from the number of points actually shown on the map.

Hope that helps. Thanks. :)

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Hello,

ah perfect, same issue simulated on my device. It seems to be a little more complicated because it needs a little bigger change. Will be implemented in next version and let me please know, if any similar issue happens. Thanks a lot.

Jiří M. aka Menion

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Yes, this seems to be fixed. Thank you!

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