00 Feature Request

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FS#2118 - TIDE Reliable way to view Tide and Current graphs

Attached to Project: 00 Feature Request
Opened by Paul (_QB_) - Thursday, 07 July 2016, 19:55 GMT
Last edited by Rick Gleason (rgleason) - Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 16:22 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Backend / Core
Status Assigned
Assigned To Dave (bdbcat)
Operating System Windows
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version future version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 3
Private No


Please make it easier to view tide and current graphs.

Right-clicking in the middle of a tide icon, or on the little orange box in a current icon, causes the tide or current graph to display.

However, the location of this right-click is very critical and difficult to accomplish especially when the boat is moving in a seaway. Often it takes me several tries, meanwhile popping up the right-click context menu on failed tries, and as often as not accidentally clicking one of the top items in the context menu, thus doing something undesirable such as turning measure on, or undoing last create waypoint.

A solution to this problem is already available in the case where a track lies over the critical tide or current icon point: in that case, a right-click gives "Show Tide Information" or "Show Current Information" as an option in the context menu.

So I suggest: If a right-click occurs in the neighborhood of a tide or current icon, please include "Show Tide Information" or "Show Current Information" as an option in the context menu, such that selecting that option pops up the appropriate graph.

I'm marking this as Severity: High because here in the waters I navigate, between Vancouver Island and the mainland, tides are large and currents are often dangerously strong, and I need to rely on these graphs a lot.

Thank you!

M/V Skookum Maru

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Comment by Rick Gleason (rgleason) - Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 16:24 GMT
Paul, you should VOTE for this & get others to. I have voted.