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-Some first impressions and bugs I've collated from the forums, with links to relevant posts.+Some first impressions and bugs I've collated from the forums.
 +Relevant topic: [[http://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/forums/index.php?showtopic=1518 here]].
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 +NB: Some things on the [[http://wiki.worldwindcentral.com/1.3_Suggestions Suggestions page]] may infact be bugs. Don't forget to have a look. Perhaps I should merge the two pages instead?
==First Impressions== ==First Impressions==
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====Dislikes==== ====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.+*Layer manager:
 +**Check boxes were handy. So it was possible to download multiple layers at the same time (e.g. USGS and Topo maps).
 +*** But this will lead to users getting a mangled image, like the complaints we had before. We can't win!
 +**And why have I to click on that tiny bracket to open a sub-category? I would recommend that the whole text is clickable.
 +*Top menu is either loved or hated. 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 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 *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 ! *"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 !
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* Tile downloading outside view: (view frustrum?) - often seems to spend time downloading tiles outside of view frame, while neglecting those that need updateing in the frame. * Tile downloading outside view: (view frustrum?) - often seems to spend time downloading tiles outside of view frame, while neglecting those that need updateing in the frame.
* Another placename comment - does WW/Nasa have control over the database? Numerous pns are overlaid/badly rendered, particularly non-english ones. (the databases are all open, check out USGS and GNIS. I think it's a few gigs of textual names. It needs to be all tossed into a database and regenerated. Also we are looking into reducing and optimizing the placename format. In short, placenames are screwed all over [[User:Llynix]] ) * Another placename comment - does WW/Nasa have control over the database? Numerous pns are overlaid/badly rendered, particularly non-english ones. (the databases are all open, check out USGS and GNIS. I think it's a few gigs of textual names. It needs to be all tossed into a database and regenerated. Also we are looking into reducing and optimizing the placename format. In short, placenames are screwed all over [[User:Llynix]] )
 +*The URI with &tilt doesn't work, the view is outside of the point the higher the altitude is, the further the view will be away from this point.
==Bugs that the users haven't found yet== ==Bugs that the users haven't found yet==

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