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I like the colours too, but it is possible to revert to the old monochrome if you want.

Using Firefox and a plug in called Firebug, simply modify the following:

*** Removed URLs to old version containing a bad bug //Kalle***

You would have to do this every time you launch or refresh the client though.



--- Last Edited by Kalle Haglunds at 2011-05-05 13:28:43 ---
Please DO NOT do that, it's a very old version, among other thing containing a nasty bug caused A LOT of data to be downloaded unnecessarily.
Apologies Kalle!

Perhaps you should remove it?
After a while working/sailing with the coloured Arrows (in Gray Whale e.g.), I fancy them a lot. Improved my understanding of WX. Dont't step back, please.
My only real objection to the colours is that my screen (a Dell product) does not reproduce yellow colours well on the "day" screen and the dark blue colour just about disappears on the "night" screen. I have tried adjusting the colour balance of the screen, with only a very small improvement.
I suggested earlier the use of the same standard arrow notation that is used by UGRIB and all official weather maps that I have ever seen. I agree that the "official" arrows point the 'wrong' way for convenient use in SOL, but perhaps the "feathers" on the Official arrows could be reversed and shown as arrow heads

--- Last Edited by Rod at 2011-05-10 19:48:03 ---

--- Last Edited by Rod at 2011-05-12 14:46:25 ---
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
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I like the colors.
I like the arrows.
Please leave the way it is.

Antonio (zero)
Rod - I think you will find that the 'Gods in the EngineRoom have removed the original yellow and phased in a more eye-friendly shade :-)

Apparently "seeing yellow" is a highly complex matter as every persons' brain interprets its ?wavelength a bit differently and combing that with the natural aging process of the eye (which begins in one's 30s.. irrevocably!!) it means yellow is a difficult colour to use in computers.

Those way more knowledgeable than I could explain it better but suffice to say.. SOL has recognised this and moderated the wind arrow colours accordingly!!! :-D

--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2011-05-11 10:29:28 ---
I do like the color coded wind arrows and the corresponding color coded polar(I just wish we had the ability to expand the polar as in the old [pre '09] client, which is probably not possible with the flash, server based client). I don't care if the arrows are pointed in the direction of the wind (I always had a hard time with the wind barbs anyway).

I like the new appearance of the interface. Let's not go back to the old blue arrows which are hard to read. Now it is easy to see where the pressure is, just like in the Ugrib files.
Rod: you official arrow for NE is in the wrong direction, that is a barb for SW...


Jack: its possible ;-)


--- Last Edited by Aaron Gage at 2011-05-12 04:54:16 ---
I help develop the client interface for the best online ocean racing sim there is... __/)/)_/)__

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