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 {{ :manual:user_guide:ic_dashboard_view_alt.png?nolink|}}====== Dashboards ====== {{ :manual:user_guide:ic_dashboard_view_alt.png?nolink|}}====== Dashboards ======
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 <wrap info>Available only with **[[https://www.locusmap.app/premium|Premium]]**</wrap> <wrap info>Available only with **[[https://www.locusmap.app/premium|Premium]]**</wrap>
  
-===== About =====+==== About ====
  
-The dashboard **displays additional information (digits and charts) above the map**. It is helpful for sports tracking, geocaching, navigation, etc. In general, the layer is touch-insensitive but it can contain some action buttons too - e.g. track recording controls.+The dashboard **displays additional information (digits and charts) above the map**, under or above the main screen. It is helpful for sports tracking, geocaching, navigation, etc. In general, the layer is touch-insensitive but it can contain some action buttons too - e.g. track recording controls.
  
 There are several **pre-set dashboards** for direct use. All of them can be **modified**, others can be **downloaded** and it is possible to **create** new dashboards from scratch. There are several **pre-set dashboards** for direct use. All of them can be **modified**, others can be **downloaded** and it is possible to **create** new dashboards from scratch.
-===== Selection =====+===== Selecting a dashboard =====
    
-  * //Menu > All features > Tools > Dashboard//\\  +  * //Menu > All features > Tools > Dashboard//\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash01.jpg?nolink |}} 
-  * tap a dashboard to **activate it above the map** (or tap again to deactivate). The last used dashboards are on top of the list.\\  +  * tap a dashboard to **activate it above the map** (or tap again to deactivate). The last used dashboards are on top of the list.\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash02.jpg?nolink |}} 
-===== Quick activation =====+==== Quick activation ====
 You can de/activate a dashboard from the selection panel but it is too deep in the menu. You can do so much faster. You can de/activate a dashboard from the selection panel but it is too deep in the menu. You can do so much faster.
-  * add the **dashboard toggle button** to a [[manual:user_guide:functions:panel|Functions panel]] for fast switch on/off.\\ +  * add the **dashboard toggle button** to a [[manual:user_guide:functions:panel|Functions panel]] for fast switch on/off.\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash03.jpg?nolink |}}
  
  
 ===== Creating a new dashboard ===== ===== Creating a new dashboard =====
  
-  * open **Dashboard editor** and tap **+**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash7.png?nolink |}}+  * open **Dashboard editor** and tap **+**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash04.jpg?nolink |}}
   * insert **name** of the new dashboard   * insert **name** of the new dashboard
-  * a basic **grid of editable cells** appears:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash2.png?nolink |}}+  * a basic **grid of editable cells** appears:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash05.jpg?nolink |}}
   * each cell can contain **text label, function output, chart, or a track recording control**   * each cell can contain **text label, function output, chart, or a track recording control**
 ==== Adding content === ==== Adding content ===
  
 Tap a cell to add content to it. **Select source** box offers two tabs of items: Tap a cell to add content to it. **Select source** box offers two tabs of items:
-  * **Features**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash8.png?nolink |}}\\ The screenshot displays only the upper part of the scroll, there are much more parameters. +  * **Features**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash06.jpg?nolink |}}\\ The screenshot displays only the upper part of the scroll, there are much more parameters. 
-  * **Controls, charts**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash9.png?nolink |}}+  * **Controls, charts**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash07.jpg?nolink |}}
 When you select an item, it appears in the selected cell. When you select an item, it appears in the selected cell.
-==== Tools ==== +==== Formatting ==== 
-To change the **style** of the item, **add** cells or **delete** them, tap the active cell. A toolbox opens:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash10.png?nolink |}}+To change the **style** of the cell, **add** cells or **delete** them, tap the active cell. A toolbox opens:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash08.jpg?nolink |}}
   * **Add new cell** - adds a new cell on the left, right, above or below the selected cell   * **Add new cell** - adds a new cell on the left, right, above or below the selected cell
   * **Cell options**:   * **Cell options**:
     * **Change source** - displays a selection of function outputs to replace the current one     * **Change source** - displays a selection of function outputs to replace the current one
-    * **Edit** - settings of texts, icons, units, their design and positioning, background color, shape, size, padding, and margin of the cell. All can be checked in a preview.+    * **Edit** - here you can set texts, icons, units, their design and positioning, background color, shape, size, padding, and margin of the cell. All can be checked in a preview.
     * **Copy style/Paste style** - useful when cloning cells, especially when editing an already existing dashboard     * **Copy style/Paste style** - useful when cloning cells, especially when editing an already existing dashboard
     * **Delete** - deletes the cell - surrounding cells take its space     * **Delete** - deletes the cell - surrounding cells take its space
-  * **Rows options**{{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash3.png?nolink |}} +  * **Rows options** 
-    * **Edit row** - sets the whole row background color, shape, and size+    * **Edit row** - sets the background color, shape, and size of the whole row of cells
     * **Copy style/Paste style** - useful when cloning whole rows, especially when editing an already existing dashboard     * **Copy style/Paste style** - useful when cloning whole rows, especially when editing an already existing dashboard
-    * **Delete row** - deletes all cells in the row - their space is taken by rows above or below+    * **Delete row** - deletes the row of cells - their space is taken by rows above or below
  
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-To move a cell, long-press, and drag/drop it to the desired position.+To move a cell, long-press, and drag it/drop it to the desired position.
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 You don't have to create a completely new dashboard from scratch. You can **edit an already existing one and use it as a template**. You don't have to create a completely new dashboard from scratch. You can **edit an already existing one and use it as a template**.
  
-The principle of editing is the same as when creating a new dashboard but the main layout and some formatting are already done. Just select a dashboard that suits your needs the best from offered themes and select **Edit** from its menu:\\  {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash2.gif?nolink |}}+The principle of editing is the same as when creating a new dashboard but the main layout and some formatting are already done. Just select a dashboard that suits your needs the best from offered themes and select **Edit** from its menu:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash09.jpg?nolink |}} 
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 +Then you can edit it, overwrite it and/or select **Save as...** to create a new one.  
 +===== Position =====
  
-Then you can edit it, overwrite it and/or select **Save as...** to create new theme.  +The dashboard can be placed in various positions on the app screen. Tap **edit** in the dashboard action menu > topbar ... menu > Settings > Position:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash15.jpg?nolink |}} 
-===== Settings =====+  * **Whole screen overlay** - the dashboard covers the whole main screen\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash10.jpg?nolink |}} 
 +  * **Bottom screen overlay** - the dashboard is placed under the main screen on semi-transparent canvas\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash11.jpg?nolink |}} 
 +  * **Top screen overlay** - the dashboard is placed above the main screen on a semi-transparent canvas\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash12.jpg?nolink |}} 
 +  * **Inserted at the bottom** - the dashboard is placed under the main screen\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash13.jpg?nolink |}} 
 +  * **Inserted at the top** - the dashboard is placed above the main screen\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash14.jpg?nolink |}}
  
-Changes of settings, renaming, deleting and other edits are done in the **Dashboard editor** +===== Other settings =====
-  * //Menu > More functions > Dashboard editor// +
-  * **select** a dashboard to edit +
-  * go to topbar {{:manual:user_guide:tracks:ic_more_ver_alt.png?nolink&30|}} menu > **Settings**\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash4.png?nolink |}} +
-==== Options to set ==== +
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-  * Name and version, description and author - all editable +
-  * **Close by the button "back"** - check this if you want to close the dashboard by the HW "back" button of your device. Otherwise, the dashboard can be preserved in ON position for the next launch of Locus Map  +
-  * **Resize by top panel** - your dashboard will cover only the map screen and will not interfere with top panel- it will be resized by it +
-  * **Resize by the bottom panel** - your dashboard will cover only the map screen and will not interfere with bottom panel- it will be resized by it+
  
 +  * You can change the **name** and version, **description** and author
 +  * **Close by the button "back"** - check this if you want to close the dashboard by the HW "back" button of your device. Otherwise, the dashboard can be kept active for the next launch of Locus Map 
 +  * **Resize by top panel** - your dashboard will cover only the map screen and will not interfere with the top panel (available only when the "whole screen overlay" position is active)
 +  * **Resize by the bottom panel** - your dashboard will cover only the map screen and will not interfere with the bottom panel (available only when the "whole screen overlay" position is active)
manual/user_guide/tools/dashboards.txt · Last modified: 2022/09/09 11:12 by mstupka