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Sightings Entry (Checklist) popup annoying
Last Post 04/19/2017 5:31 PM by KayCarter. 2 Replies.
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KayCarter
Yellow Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Posts:18


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04/13/2017 5:15 PM
    A new feature in Version 4.1 is that placing the mouse pointer on any species name causes a popup list of all sightings for that species to appear.  When that sightings popup list appears, the main entry window shrinks in size.

    The obvious solution for me would be to prevent the entry window from shrinking when the popup is triggered.  However, if that isn't possible (or isn't as easy as it sounds), then I have some alternative suggestions:
    1)  Choose a different field to trigger the popup.  Unfortunately, I don't have a good suggestion for which field, because I think it should be small and well to the left, to minimize accidentally triggering it. 2) Trigger the popup by a click on the species name instead of on focus (mouse-over). 3) Allow the user to turn off the feature (in options).

    Jeff Jones
    Great Gray Owl
    Great Gray Owl
    Posts:7504


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    04/13/2017 6:01 PM

    Hi Kay,

    Thanks for posting.

    This has been fixed in Build 62 of version 4.1. Please upgrade to that version (Help | Internet: Check for an Update).

    If you have the Checklist window maximized, as you obviously do, then the popup does not occur - as this forces it back to normal size.

    The solution to have both, is to NOT maximize the Checklist Entry window, but instead, position it in the upper left of the main BD window, then drag and resize it down to the bottom right corner. This gives you the same size, and gives you the popup list of sightings on mouseover.

    Let me know if I can assist further.

    Jeff

     

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    KayCarter
    Yellow Warbler
    Yellow Warbler
    Posts:18


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    04/19/2017 5:31 PM
    Oops. Thought I was running the most current build . . . Seems I updated one copy, but not the other. Sorry.
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