Option to not show the top left navigation arrow boxes

Tapio shared this idea 31 days ago
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Hi Menion,

in the German community we have a discussion going where some people, depending on how Locus is used, do not need the navigation arrows to the top left.

https://forum.locusmap.eu/index.php?topic=7016.msg60090#msg60090

I realized that I also do not need them for informational purposes (in a hiking situation, that is). I just use it to tap there, in order to access the functionality behind it, like stop nav, change volume etc.

In a hiking situation I listen to voice nav commands. If the situation is unclear, I need to look at Locus. In such a case, the top left arrow does not help. It is useless, because it holds the same information as the voice command. Only looking at the map, the route and the arrow which is displayed ON THE ROUTE helps to find the right way.

Most available space for map is always good. Personally I am using Dashboards when navigating and I even had to work around my dashboard (start right beside that arrow box instead to the left of the screen). But that's just me.

Just a first idea: maybe you could add checkboxes at nav start which allow to enable/disable a) Nav arrows top left b) sound out.

And if something like this sees the light of the day, also bind to presets. :-)

Thx

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And guys. Before voting down please keep thinking about:

a) What is an option?

b) Locus Pro is being used in different situations

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Well, and also consider that most probably one more button has to be added back to the map screen because as you correctly mentioned, these "arrows" bring access to the main navigation menu. Btw, in navigation advanced settings is an option to disable the second command (smaller bottom arrow), so at least something.

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Yes, but e.g. a hamburger menu or a small nav icon which opens the navigation settings could just be integrated into the top bar which is forced to show up when being in navigation mode.

BTW I do not find that advanced nav setting which effectively turns off the bottom arrow UI element.

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Ad second point: check menu > Settings > Navigation > Advanced settings > Two commands at once. Right, this remove bottom UI with second command, but also stops voice announcement on this second command.

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Not correct. (Is my standard used setting, so no extra talky TTS : So Bla only, no Bla Bla)

Removes the double instruction voice announcement yes, but such does not remove the second pre-announcement visual informative arrow wich is GOOD ! Keep as is.

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As 0709 says, that's about double voice instructions. 0709 I guess you aren't hiking, but cycling or even car? Coz seriously, in hiking the arrows are no more than space wasters. IMO a historical legacy of car routing applications.

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I am sure you already knew I am using Locus mainly for cycling ;-)

To walk ? When my "unplatbare reifen" let me down ;-)

The Arrow is also functional Button. Big ? Yes, but a good size for quick and error-free tapping. Not allowed while driving, but hey ...sssstt. Shifting arrows a little bit higher in position seems possible, by not displaying the II or III text switcher

A simple tap onto the (cmt) text top bar panel could do the text switch.

I do not show a design. Your turn.

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+- 8 years of usage of Locus & navigation and first request of such type => not a serious problem :). Anyway, for now, I'll definitelly won't change current design. Anyway I'm playing with idea to change navigation UI a little bit for Locus Map 4, so I'll keep this idea in my mind and if there will be more interested votes, there is definitelly space for some improvements.

And useless during hike? I do not think so ... quick check where to turn on next crossroad? Very easy ...

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Useless during hike for people whose priority is voice navigation. Most common case: If voice navigation says "in 40 m go right" and you don't exactly know which right way (let's say there's 2, or one where you aren't sure if it's a valid path) to choose, you look onto the map. The arrow is useless because it does not tell anything more than the voice command.

And as for the quick check: In hiking the situation is not that quick that I cannot find the white/blue arrow on the track :-)

8 years... We just didn't see how useless the arrows can be, because we're all used to those big navigation arrow boxes. Every navigation device had them. But in Hiking (slow movement) plus voice navigation, which is not uncommon - not much needed.

As for a possible UI change a toggle in the top "navigation info" bar (left side then) could be an option. Which collapses/expands the arrow boxes (and remember the state). I think you do not need to make any change to the accessibility of the navigation options then.

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Hello, started the thread in the German community mentioned above.

Thank you for all the answers so far.

In my opinion those arrows are very large. I think the good capabilities of locus to change a lot of options is great. Imho the arrows are somewhat misleading if you prefer a clean screen. They use a lot of space!

As a workaround I disabled the turn instructions in the brouter profiles. Now only the distance to finish of the track is shown in a somewhat smaller box....which I prefer, but now i have to live without spoken instructions....

To use the normal track/view (Zielführung) would also be a possible workaround but

not for me, because i really need the automatic route rearrangement while cycling...

Why not include an option to deactivate this arrows....? So everyone who wants to navigate without arrows is free to do so...

Thank you very much!

Michael

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Hello,

thanks for the feedback. It is not simply about a show/hide of these "buttons", mainly because they contain the main control panel for the navigation. So it needs a little bigger redesign.

Anyway as I mentioned here: https://help.locusmap.eu/topic/option-to-not-show-the-top-left-navigation-arrow-boxes#comment-84700

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Thank you for the answer,

i understand your point!

But maybe there is a possibility in future releases!