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   * <wrap info>This feature is available in Locus Map Pro only.</wrap>   * <wrap info>This feature is available in Locus Map Pro only.</wrap>
 ===== About ===== ===== About =====
-{{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash.png?nolink |}} 
  
-Dashboard is an additional layer that can overlay Locus main screen. It can display various information useful e.g. for sportstracking, geocaching etc. and also some active buttons (track recording)Its main advantage is to provide user with both map and other information at once. +The dashboard is a unique solution for **displaying additional information (digit and charts) above the map**. It is useful for sports tracking, geocaching, navigation etc. The layer is touch-insensitive but it can contain some action buttons too - e.g. track recording controls.\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash.png?nolink |}}\\  
- +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-installed dashboards** available in Locus Map, others can be **downloaded** and it is possible to **create** own dashboards. +===== Activation ===== 
-===== Instructions of Use ===== +By default, the feature can be accessed from //Menu > More functions > Dashboard// but we strongly recommend to **add dashboard button to [[manual:user_guide:functions:panel|Functions panel]] for fast switch on/off**. 
-  * <wrap box>Menu > More functions > Dashboard</wrap>+
   * **first start** - requires installing default themes   * **first start** - requires installing default themes
-  * **theme selection window** - select from ready-made themes. All themes are editable in the **dashboard editor** (see below). +  * **dashboard selection** - select from ready-made themes. After the dashboard is activated the second time, the last selected dashboard is activated automatically
-<WRAP tip round>It is strongly recommended to insert the dashboard button to the [[manual:user_guide:functions:panel|Functions panel]]Then set the control panels to hide (see [[manual:user_guide:settings:control#panels_buttons|Settings]]) and you get a handy bike computer.</WRAP> +  * **short tap** - switches selected dashboard on/off:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash.gif?nolink |}} 
-  * <wrap box>Menu > Settings > Map - control&panels > Set functions panels</wrap> +  * **long tap** - offers dashboard selection:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash6.png?nolink |}}
-  * **short tap** - switches selected dashboard on/off +
-  * **long tap** - offers dashboard selection +
-If you need to change settings of your dashboard or make any edits, you have to switch into the **dashboard editor**:+
  
-{{:manual:user_guide:ic_dashboard_edit_alt.png  }} +===== Settings =====
-===== Dashboard Editor ===== +
-  * <wrap box>Menu > More functions > Dashboard Editor</wrap> +
-==== Changing settings etc. ====+
  
-If you need to change settings of your dashboardrename or delete itopen it in the Dashboard editor. Topbar menu contains **Settings****Save as** and **Delete** options. +Changes of settingsrenamingdeleting and other edits are done in the **Dashboard editor** 
-{{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash4.png?nolink |}} +  //Menu > More functions > Dashboard editor// 
-**Settings** +  * **select** a dashboard to edit 
-  * //Close by 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  +  go to topbar {{:manual:user_guide:tracks:ic_more_ver_alt.png?nolink&30|}} menu > **Settings**\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash4.png?nolink |}} 
-  * //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 +==== Options to set ====
-  * //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+
 {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash5.png?nolink |}} {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash5.png?nolink |}}
-If you are not content with the ready-made dashboard offer you can create one precisely according to your needs+  * Name and version, description and author all editable 
-  * select from following: +  * **Close by button "back"** - check this if you want to close the dashboard by the HW "back" button of your deviceOtherwise, the dashboard can be preserved in ON position for the next launch of Locus Map  
-    start creating a **new dashboard from a scratch** +  * **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 
-    use an **existing dashboard as a template** that you can either edit or save as a new theme+  * **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
  
-==== Creating a new dashboard from a scratch ==== +===== Creating a new dashboard ===== 
-{{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash2.png?nolink |}}+ 
 +  * open **Dashboard editor** and select option **New dashboard**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash7.png?nolink |}}
   * insert **name** of the new dashboard   * insert **name** of the new dashboard
-  * a basic **grid of editable fields** appears - layout of rows and columns (can be modified later) +  * a basic **grid of editable fields** appears:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash2.png?nolink |}} 
-  * each field can contain some **data** - plain text or a function output - speed, distance, elevation etc. +  * each field can contain **plain text or a function output** - speed, distance, elevation etc. 
-  * tap a field to add an **item** - **Select source** window appears +==== Adding content ===
-=== Select source ===+
  
-The window offers two tabs of functions: +Tap a field to add its content. **Select source** box offers two tabs of functions: 
-  * **Basic items** - select empty item, text label or one of many Locus Map functions +  * **Basic items**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash8.png?nolink |}} 
-  * **Various items** - contain track recording controls and charts +  * **Various**:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash9.png?nolink |}} 
-select an item, it appears in the selected field. Tap it again to display the tools window: +When you select an item, it appears in the selected field. 
-=== Tools ===+==== Tools ===
 +To change the style of the item, add fields or delete them, tap the active field. A toolbox opens:\\ {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash10.png?nolink |}}
   * **Add new item** - adds a new item field on the left, right, above or below the selected item   * **Add new item** - adds a new item field on the left, right, above or below the selected item
   * **Work with items**:   * **Work with items**:
-    * //change item// - displays selection of function outputs to replace the current one +    * **change item** - displays selection of function outputs to replace the current one 
-    * //edit item// - settings of visibility of texts, icons, units, text appearance, icon appearance and positioning, text and unit align, background color, shape, size, padding, margin of the item. All can be checked on the item real-time preview +    * **edit item** - settings of visibility of texts, icons, units, text appearance, icon appearance and positioning, text and unit align, background color, shape, size, padding, margin of the item. All can be checked on the item real-time preview 
-    * //copy style&paste style// - useful when cloning items, especially when editing already existing theme +    * **copy style&paste style** - useful when cloning items, especially when editing already existing theme 
-    * //delete item// - deletes the field and its content - its space is taken by surrounding items+    * **delete item** - deletes the field and its content - its space is taken by surrounding items
   * **Work with rows**{{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash3.png?nolink |}}   * **Work with rows**{{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash3.png?nolink |}}
-    * //edit row// - sets whole row background color, shape and size +    * **edit row** - sets whole row background color, shapeand size 
-    * //copy&paste style// - useful when cloning whole rows, especially when editing already existing theme +    * **copy&paste style** - useful when cloning whole rows, especially when editing already existing theme 
-    * //delete row// - deletes all fields and their contents - their space is taken by rows above or below+    * **delete row** - deletes all fields and their contents - their space is taken by rows above or below
   * **topbar**   * **topbar**
-    * //settings// - edit dashboard name, description and other dashboard details +    * **settings** - edit dashboard name, description and other dashboard details 
-    * //save as...// - insert a new name or overwrite already existing theme +    * **save as...** - insert a new name or overwrite already existing theme 
-    * //delete// - deletes the dashboard+    * **delete** - deletes the dashboard
  
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-==== Using an existing dashboard as a template ==== +===== Using an existing dashboard as a template ====
-The principle of editing is the same as when creating a new dashboard but the main layout and some formatting is already done. Just select one from offered themes and edit it, overwrite it or select //Save as...// to create a new theme. +It is not always necessary to create a 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 is already done. Just select a dashboard that suits your needs the best from offered themes:\\  {{ :manual:user_guide:tools:dash2.gif?nolink |}} 
 + 
 +Then you can edit it, overwrite it and/or select **Save as...** to create a new theme. 
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