Basecamp - using trackpad in MacBook

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by FredRydr, Mar 21, 2014.

  1. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    I have Basecamp installed in my Macbook Pro. About 20% of the time, when I use my trackpad to move the map, the map spins instead of moving in the intended direction, so that north is no longer up.

    If there is a preference to turn this feature off, I cannot find it. Can anyone share a remedy?

    TIA

    Fred
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  2. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    There is no setting to turn off the map controls. To avoid the condition you describe, only touch the trackpad with one finger at a time. :deal
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    Use the left side of the pad!
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  4. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    Thanks, guys. I shall take more care when stroking my pad. :D

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    Actually, unless you want to turn the map, just stay out of the lower right corner of the pad.
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  6. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    Here is Garmin's diagnosis:

    What is happening is BaseCamp is confusing a gesture of swiping with 2 fingers for a gesture of rotating one finger around another. Swiping will result in dragging the map, and spinning will rotate the map. There isn't really a way to fix this other than to make sure that when you are dragging with 2 fingers you are doing it in a perfectly straight line and not in a curve which will rotate the map.

    Fred
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