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[UX Issue]* Event Preview Time Flow Should Be Paused When Initially Viewed

SS7PRO, Version 7.0.1.1 (Latest as of this post), Running Android 11, Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite (SM-T220)

BUG Description: In the Event Finder, I left the start end date default (a one week period).  I deselected all events except Jupiter Moon transits.  I get a list of transits etc, with a right hand caret which leads to a time sequence display of the event from start to finish.  Tapping on any of these results in an infinite loop display with Jupiter rotating non-stop at breakneck speed.  When I tap the default "1 minute" selection button and switch to SECONDS, the display normalizes and displays the event in seconds time speed normally and expectedly.  Tapping the button AGAIN and selecting MINUTES, *now* the minutes time period also behaves normally.  At this point I can toggle back and forth and both time periods work.  However, if I exit out of this function to the events display list, and initiate another one by tapping the caret again, the same infinite loop occurs.  So there's a workaround, but hopefully this can be added to your bug list for correction.

DESIGN COMMENT:  I love Sky Safari and its many sophisticated features.  But with all due respect, the design of the Event Finder is *lame*.  Unless I'm just not finding it, there appears to be NO way to select a time period when the event occurs that day, or *at least* to have a check box that allows me to filter out the events that I cannot possibly observe at the location selected in the app.  Why would I need to know about a shadow transit that occurs at noon where I live?  Because of this I have to scroll through a list of mostly worthless events, which makes the functionality of this tool of very limited value.

Lastly, and although this is not a design flaw as above, it would be very nice to be able to say "show me only Jupiter moon transits involving 2 or more moons", in other words, a double, or better yet and rarer triple shadow transit.  Single moon transits occur every day and are not that "eventful".

On a more positive note, thank you for fixing the godawful partial white keyboard overlay in "Night" mode that persisted in version 6.  Night vision preserved.

And thanks for all you are doing to clean up the leftover issues from the SS7 Pro rollout.  I will reserve my Google Play review comments until the app is stable.

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    Pedro Braganca

    Hi, i'll review your post more thoroughly soon, but wanted to quickly mention that you can tap the filter/sort icon on the upper right of the Events panel and select "Current Location"  under Event Visibility.  

    Right now the events are on a time loop.  You can tap the pause button to stop the loop.  Maybe looping time is a bad idea - i'mm keep an eye on feedback.

    Thank you!

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    dwwstar

    No, I'm not talking about the "normal time loop".  I can establish that by manipulating the button as described.  I'm talking at a runaway loop that it 50 times faster than the minute or seconds loop.  It is not the normal minute loop.  The planet is a blur it is moving so fast and the time is similarly speeded up.  Try it,you should be able to duplicate it.

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    dwwstar

    The filter you described does not appear to work.  In FILTER EVENTS, I have only Planetary Moon Events checked, and the "event visibility" was and is already set to "Current Location".  I am still getting tons of events at times like 11 AM, etc.

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    Mike Atkins

    Working in latest release

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