FOV without using mouse

Bruce Berg
  • Bruce Berg

    Bruce Berg - 2012-04-13

    In version .11.2 how do I get an exact FOV without using the mouse? I have a
    Mac OS.

  • barrykgerdes

    barrykgerdes - 2012-04-13

    You can fiddle with the page up/page down keys till you get what you want or
    You can make an entry in the config.ini file under:

    init_fov = <fov in degrees.

    or you can write a little script to zoom to the FOV you want.


  • Matthew Gates

    Matthew Gates - 2012-04-13

    What Barry said, also, Shift+PageUp and Shift+PageDown make it go slower. For
    the script, you can hit F12 to open the script console and then type in this
    (example for 15 degrees field of view):


    Hit control+return or click the run button to execute the command.


  • Bruce Berg

    Bruce Berg - 2012-04-15

    I have the Mac version. The F12 key doesn't seem to work. It's the speaker
    volume key. Also, does the newest version use a config doc, and if so, is it
    available on the Mac?

    Is there a special section for shortcuts for the Mac?

  • Bruce Berg

    Bruce Berg - 2012-04-15

    this doesn't work. The Fn key and f12 bring up the calculator.

  • Matthew Gates

    Matthew Gates - 2012-04-15

    Well, neither launching a program (calculator) nor adjusting the screen
    brightness are Stellarium features. It seems that the F12 keypress event is
    getting intercepted by your operating system before it gets sent to
    Stellarium. Understanding your own computer's configuration is up to you. I
    suggest doing some googling. I don't actually have a mac, so there's not a lot
    else I can do to help.


  • Bruce Berg

    Bruce Berg - 2012-04-15

    Thanks, matt. I will call apple support or figure out how to disable the f12
    key so it doesn't interefere.

  • Bruce Berg

    Bruce Berg - 2012-04-19

    What are the windows version keys for making the script bar appear? Is it F12
    or a combo?

  • Matthew Gates

    Matthew Gates - 2012-04-19

    Still F12. And it's the script console since a few years ago. The script bar
    was from the 0.9.x series. before we changed to the new script engine.



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