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#1 Stardweller

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Posted 16 March 2024 - 12:05 PM

Hello all,

 

I would like to point your attention to my new windows desktop application called SkyEvents (€ 4.99) available from microsoft store. (Win10,11)

 

https://apps.microso...?hl=el-gr&gl=GR

 

features include:

 

* updated information about objects currently rising/setting or crossing the meridian.

* Moon phase,
* altitude graph for an object,
* photo for an object
* ability to visualize observing/astrophotography "windows" for any date
* light source timer (daylight, moonlight starlight)
* modular design allows only necessary parts to be visible
* updated sky-chart inset for when selecting an object
* controls for jumping to any date in the future or past for most of the features
* astronomy news, from various sources, thanks to a compact RSS feed reader.
* night vision mode

 

You can install it on your desktop pc or laptop and have it open as you work to stay tuned to sky events as they happen!

 

Thank you

 


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#2 astrocapture

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Posted 21 March 2024 - 10:42 AM

Looks cool! Is there a trial available?



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Posted 21 March 2024 - 01:14 PM

There is no trial, only the full version.

 

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Posted 29 March 2024 - 06:48 AM

Bought SkyEvents yesterday. A few comments after using for a few minutes.

 

The app window size is not adjustable and its height exceeds my screen, so I can't see the entire app window.

 

The fonts used are very small and hard to read.  Making the app window "full screen" might help. 

 

 



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Posted 30 March 2024 - 05:56 AM

Hello,

Can you please indicate which text needs bigger font ? Does it apply on the entire window ? I am working on an update to correct the layout problems and I will post it asap. Thank you for your comments. I will announce the update in this thread.

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Posted 30 March 2024 - 06:27 AM

Small fonts apply to the entire window. Looking forward to the update. Thanks.



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Posted 04 April 2024 - 04:00 AM

Hello,

 

An update of the SkyEvents desktop app is available now.

 

https://apps.microso...?hl=el-gr&gl=GR

 

It fixes layout issue and offers three text sizes to choose from.

 

Below is a screenshot of the app's main window.

 

Thanks

 

 

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Posted 04 April 2024 - 08:52 AM

Updated version:

 

Main window is now larger but can't adjust window size by grabbing corners, etc.

 

Tried to change text size from medium to large - nothing happened. Same with changing to small.  Seems to be stuck at medium.

 

Microsoft Surface Go running Windows 10 fully up to date if that matters.



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Posted 04 April 2024 - 10:20 AM

Hi,

 

I am sorry that it did not work as expected.

 

It has fixed size as there is no gain from making it full screen.

 

My intention was to have it open while working or photographing. That is why it is modular.

 

Did you click on apply button when making changes to text size ?

 

I tested it in desktop pc and notepad and it worked without problems.

 

I have not tested on Surface so I can not tell if it has any issues there. 

 

Can you install it on a desktop or any other pc to see if it has the same problem ?



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Posted 04 April 2024 - 02:47 PM

If the apply button is at the it bottom of Preferences, I can't see or click it because the Preferences window is vertically too long to fit on my Surface screen.  I don't have a desktop, just the Surface Go. 



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Posted 07 April 2024 - 11:49 AM

An update that fixes Surface bug with preferences window size, is available in the MS store.




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