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OK, thanks. It's cool. I thought perhaps it was my mac settings or something. No worries :)
Thanks Agage, excellent work again!

There is only one thing: The wind slider takes away another part of the screen - I have to play on a netbook often and there the space is very limited, specially down there. One problem: I cannot set a waypoint in this area - so even more scrolling. How's about placing the information (speed etc) on the left hand side under the other icons?

thanks

Stu



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Alt-Click (Option-Click on Mac) will toggle Hide/Show Wx slider.
None so blind
Actually it is a little deceptive, but there is now *more* space available to the map, than with the old placement of the wx slider... Which, in fact, was entirely the motivation for moving it...
If you open 2 instances of a race, and switch one to the beta you will see what I mean. The top of the new wx slider is actually *lower* in the beta client than the top of the instruments in the older client.
Not to mention SYC members can also close the advertisements for even more space ;-)

And yes, as A2R points out, the Wx slider can also be hidden for more map space.

I assume you are talking about using the ruler tool here?
1 tip for long lines, or small screens, is to make your initial 'start of line' mark, and then zoom out before dragging the map to make the 2nd (and any subsequent points). This is particularly easy with the availability to use mouse wheel to zoom the map (and SHIFT-wheel to zoom faster)
I help develop the client interface for the best online ocean racing sim there is... __/)/)_/)__
For zoom:
You can also use the "scroll edge" on the right of the scratch pad same as scroll wheel. :-)

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--- Last Edited by Jack Watson at 2012-03-08 20:00:55 ---
Does anyone else find the new client very jerky in dragging and zooming? I also find that clicking on the steer tool has to be done several times before the butterfly appears. The old client has none of these problems---also none of the advantages, either.
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
At what setting do you have the 'Wx contours' Rod?

That is the only thing that I have noticed can make map drag/zoom less smooth... In fact I optimised quite a lot of code so that, at the same contour res as the old client (lowest) it is quite a bit smoother to pan & zoom.

Nothing at all changed with the double click of steer tool, other than what is rendered when in that 'mode', so the actual double click itself should not be any different.
I help develop the client interface for the best online ocean racing sim there is... __/)/)_/)__
You are right---but why should the wind resolution affect the steer tool click? It does---very markedly....
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
@ Aron: A2R's hint about the shortcut made it. I am now totally satisfied :) Thanks

@Rod: Scolling & dragging is just fine here.

iMac, 2GHz, 17" ; and sometimes Netbook ASUS eeepc 1005P
Seems like all is running smoothly with the new client. Everyone seems to be able to use it now, and there are no reports of bugs (right?). Maybe it is time to move out of beta and run it as the main loading client.
I so move.

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