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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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