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pilot list [view self] button?

Postby wkitty42 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:30 pm

there is now a [view self] button in the multiplayer pilots list... what is it supposed to do? i click on it and nothing appears to happen other than the button depressing and returning to normal... i've never seen this button do anything since it appeared...

i'm testing in the UFO if that matters... self-built FG 2019.2.0 from the "next" repo...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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Re: pilot list [view self] button?

Postby cgdae » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:33 am

The 'view self' button is part of the new multiplayer views support.

For details please see: http://wiki.flightgear.org/Changelog_20 ... ayer_Views

[perhaps it should be greyed out if no multiplayer aircraft are within range.]

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Re: pilot list [view self] button?

Postby wkitty42 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:25 pm

thanks for the link...
[time passes to read the link]
OH! i have been thinking that it was to view yourself in the pilots list... why not place yourself in the list and then simply click the view option on your line like for others? seems to me that that would be more consistent with the new view addition... plus it would list yourself as well which is something i've kinda been wanting for a while... of course the ignore box would be disabled for yourself as well as the chat box but still...

on greying it out, why not remove it if there are no MP craft within range and then draw it when there are some in range? that, too, would be less confusing to new folks who might be wondering why the button is greyed out and inoperative...
"You get more air close to the ground," said Angalo. "I read that in a book. You get lots of air low down, and not much when you go up."
"Why not?" said Gurder.
"Dunno. It's frightened of heights, I guess."
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