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SkySafari 6 Plus | How To Return To Earth From Orbit Mode

I just installed Sky Safari 6 Plus for Mac OSX. I tried out the Orbit mode but after various attempts to leave that mode and go back to the night sky view, I had to reset my settings and start all over again. Clicking on the orbit Mode again does nothing, nor did I find anything in the menus for leaving orbit mode.

How does one do that?


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    Bill Tschumy

    When you are in Orbit mode there is an Earth icon at the bottom of the chart.  Clicking it returns you to the normal view.


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    G. Perry

    Ok. I never noticed that. Thank Bill.

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    Mark Augustine

    yes I just had to google this! that's a hidden exit. suggest you add the feature to exit orbit mode simply by clicking on the orbit button again. which i did dozens of times!

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    Keiron Smith

    Hi Mark, 

    We are always looking for great ideas.  Please use the following forum to share your suggestions.

    SkySafari | Feature Requests


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    Pete Thurmes

    So, going on 2 years and not yet fixed. I just had the same problem, and since your help function does not allow searching (or, if it does, it is "hidden" like so many other SS functions), I had to Google the answer. That is really lame. Why not save app space and just remove "help"?

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