|MapGazer – General settings|
The Settings menu lets you change settings that apply to all windows. These are:
Measurement units – selects the units used when distances, speeds, or elevations are displayed. Here you can choose any or all of Metric, Statute (customary), or Nautical units. By default, Metric will be used.
This submenu self-orders; when you uncheck an item it is moved to the bottom of the list and when you check an item it is moved above any unchecked items. This lets you control the order in which units are displayed (also, the top item is always selected and is used for any Scale).
Coordinate formats – changes the format used for displaying Latitude and Longitude (these are: degrees°minutes′seconds″, degrees°minutes, decimal degrees with 5 or 6 fractional digits, and UTM); please see Coordinate formats for details.
Waypoints style – changes the style of displayed Waypoints and Route waypoints; these may be shown as icons, drawn ‘X’ symbols (Small, Medium, Large, Extra large, or just a dot), or a mixture of these; for more details, see Using icons.
Mark line widths – changes the width of all displayed routes, tracks, area and image borders, and waypoint ‘X’ or dot symbols (Light, Medium, or Heavy).
Status display – lets you customize the status shown at the top left of the map, and whether map status (zoom level and copyright information) is displayed at the bottom right. You can vary the opaqueness of the background of status information; see Using transparency.
The status displayed varies according to whether the cursor is over the map or over a Mark (track, route, waypoint, etc.). The options are all on by default (except for Show GPX elevations and Show captions) and are:
Cursor style – chooses default ‘arrow’ cursor or a custom cursor for precision positioning.
Console settings – changes the console and diagnostic settings:
All the above settings are saved in a file (MapGazer.ini) provided that the folder containing MapGazer.exe is writable. Also saved are details of the map and viewpoint last viewed, the last-loaded GPX file, transparencies (of overlay map, marks, and status) custom colours, the last good coordinates entered in the Go to coordinates box, and the screen positions of the console and last-viewed window.
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