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FS#738 - Ability to increase button size for touch screen

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Opened by steve enzer (stenzer) - Sunday, 11 March 2012, 11:22 GMT-7
Last edited by Jesper We (JesperWe) - Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 03:58 GMT-7
Task Type Feature Request
Category Backend / Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Dave (bdbcat)
Operating System All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version future version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Running OpenCPN on a 7" touch screen (running Ubuntu), I'm finding that the buttons are just a little too small to be able to click reliably. It would be really useful to have a configuration option for button size.
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Closed by  Jesper We (JesperWe)
Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 03:58 GMT-7
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Comment by Pavel (nohal) - Tuesday, 13 March 2012, 07:21 GMT-7
Have a look at http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f134/how-to-change-the-size-of-the-toolbar-button-73112.html
It's pretty trivial to patch the source to have any size of the toolbar buttons you like... The cost of solving this issue "systematically" seems so much higher than doing a slightly patched build, that I would probably not do it.
Comment by Jesper We (JesperWe) - Friday, 22 June 2012, 01:45 GMT-7
For 3.1 the task of creating a touch friendly toobar will get much easier, since you can now just define a new styles.xml and a PNG file with bigger icons. So anyone wanting to attack this feature request need only edit an XML file and draw the new icons.

(Just saying, and hoping some touchscreen user will step up to this)