1.3 first impressions and bugs

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==First Impressions== ==First Impressions==
-*Top menu isn't liked much. Ideas: Perhaps make icons larger and zoom less on mouseover? Perhaps put a grey translucent curved rectangular box around the descriptions - sometimes over bright imagery it's hard to read the text.+====Likes====
 +*seeing mountains from below, and better view close to the ground
 +*keeping memory user preferences such as lat/lon lines, color, crosshair, etc
 +*camera bank
 +*more progressive vertical exageration (especially x 1.5)
 +*scripting possibility (though I did not yet get into it really)
 +*smoother, more progressive movement
 +*"altitude" indicating really altitude
 +====Dislikes====
 +*Top menu isn't liked much. Ideas: Perhaps make icons larger and zoom less on mouseover? Perhaps put a grey translucent curved rectangular box around the descriptions - sometimes over bright imagery it's hard to read the text.
** I second that - the dock like thing gets thumbs down from me - sorry! Ditch the translucency, the zoom, and change the icons to simple (schematic, understandable without tooltips) static buttons. ** I second that - the dock like thing gets thumbs down from me - sorry! Ditch the translucency, the zoom, and change the icons to simple (schematic, understandable without tooltips) static buttons.
 +*The transparency : though it is very artisctic at first glance, it is impossible to read any toolbar button above a dark background ! Transparancy was a nice but false good idea, better have the button and see what there is in them, or hide the toolbar (CTRL T), but not have this unreadable thing that hides the background...
 +*The toolbar !!! it makes me sea-sick with every button moving left to right when you approach one of them. Better have fewer, larger buttons (grouping those which are exclusive such as Landsat vis, pseudo, USGS, etc.) in a drop menu, and/or keeeping other buttons at the same place when zooming the active button
 +*"Position information" is barely visible when you click on its button, it only appears when you get the mouse back ! While it is a marvelous aesthetic view, it's a nonsense in MMI because you don't see the effect of this button and you deduce that something doesn't work !
 +*The direction of bank control : for all other controls, it seems that when you have the mouse above the crosshair the mouse and the background move the same way ; for bank control (dragging with both mouse buttons) it is the opposite - i.e. it banks to the right when you would expect it move to the left.
 +*Gravity, locking planet axis... more exactly I did not understand how it works... not very intuitive, contrary to the older version where I got started even without looking at the manual. (TB: This can be fiddled with in the view menu?)
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 +*Altitude indicated OK, but it lacks the indication of what was previously indicated as "altitude" - the distance between camera and target - even with CTRL D (where there are 2 identical altitudes). This was useful to know the zoom level
==Bugs== ==Bugs==

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