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“Now” button placement

While researching past dates and using the forward and back buttons, I frequently keep touching the “now’ button or the tool bar below it causing me to mess up my data and have to start all over. Can these buttons be moved some where else and the “now” button totally separate from their location.
Thank you

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    Bill Tschumy

    We can consider this.  We get periodic comments about this.

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    Tom Polakis

    This happens to me all the time on the tiny phone screen.  Perhaps the "Now" button location could be configurable to be in either its current location or somewhere else on the screen.  Just looking at my screen now, I see some real estate at the top, between the coordinates and field of view.

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    Stefan Heer

    This and similar operating errors also happen to me all the time. I am using SS on an iPad Mini and an Android phone. On the iPad Mini usability is worse because there the time control button area smaller than on my phone. The same is true for the zoom and microphone buttons. They are too small and too close and I often select an object instead of zooming in or out. I would very much like an option in Settings to adjust the chart button sizes, like already done for the screen font size.

    Thanks for considering.

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    Omar Azzam

    This happens to me too. Perhaps when the time is actually Now, flip it to Last or Prev, so you can click it again to go back to the last time you were at, and then the function would change back to Now.

    This would also let you toggle back and forth from some time to now.  If you use the nav buttons from the now time, it would reset the prev history bookmark.

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    Tom Polakis

    I like Omar's suggestion.  After you hit "Now," it becomes an "undo" button.  Once you click a time control button after that, it reverts to being the "Now" button.  Some of us get pretty deep into our simulations, and accidentally clicking "Now" is amounts to a pretty big reset.

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    Omar Azzam

    Agree with Tom, and Undo should be more universally understood.

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