If you click the "Data Widget" button and the data widgit is showing, it will be hidden.
All clicks in menus and widgets should be done with the left mouse button.
Clicking the center button in a data frame causes the lockstep to recenter on the clicked location. There is a crosshair in the center of the frame to enable minor adjustments to the center. Double clicking the left button also works.
A lockstep is a set of frames that move forward and backward together in response to the arrow keys.
Clicking the left button in the data causes location information to be sent to the small clicked data display, the examine widget, and the edit widget.
The keyboard right arrow triggers the display of the next sweepfile for the lockstep. The left arrow moves backwards. You can trigger continuous plotting by holding down the shift key while you press an arrow key, but BEWARE, the loop can only be stopped by typing Control-C with the cursor in the window where you started soloii.
Hitting the return/enter will cause the lockstep associated with the frame in which the cursor currently resides to replot. If the cursor is in the menubar, all locksteps will replot.
If you have plotted more than one field in the same frame, the "t" key will toggle the plot between the last two fields plotted.
For most widgets clicking either "OK" or one of the "Replot" buttons will cause the changes to be accepted. Clicking the "Close" or "Cancel" buttons will leave plot parameters unchanged.
It is not necessary to set "DORADE_DIR" if you start soloii from a directory containing sweepfiles.
Subsequent changes to the source directory can and should be done in the "Sweepfiles Widget"
To save a configuration, you can modify the "Comment" and then click "Save Config".
To initialize the file selection widgets with a directory name, set the environment variable "INIT_FILESEL" to a directory name
To make a PNG image of the soloii display click the button labeled "Make PNG Image" in the Initialization widget. Be sure the data display window is completely visible and that no other widgets are encroaching on the display You can also set the destination directory for PNG images. Setting the environment variable "WINDOW_DUMP_DIR" also sets the directory for PNG images.
If you have set the "BATCH_MODE" environment variable to blast out images of all the sweepfiles in the source directory, you will likely want to set the SOLO_WINDOW_INFO environment variable and the WINDOW_DUMP_DIR variable.
The data zoom applies to all frames. The default zoom/magnification value is 1.0 which implies 300 meters per pixel (roughly 10 km. per cm. of screen).
There is a minimum height and width for a frame. The frame may change proportions as these minimums are reached. The minimum width is based on the worst case scenario for the title line for the smallest font used.
At this point the only way to shrink the configuration is to use the negative zooms under "Config".
The "Electric" toggle button enables or disables replotting when the center mouse button is clicked in a frame.
The top part of the menu consists of an exhaustive list of the possible combinations uniformly shaped frames.
Next are options to force the frames to specified proportions.
Finally a set of unusual configurations just for grins.
Ctrl+A -- Beginning of Line
Ctrl+E -- End of Line
Ctrl+N -- Next Line
Ctrl+P -- Previous Line
Ctrl+B -- Backward one character
Ctrl+F -- Forward one character
Alt+B -- Backward one word
Alt+f -- Forward one word
Ctrl+H -- Delete backward character (backspace)
Ctrl+D -- Delete forward character (delete)
Ctrl+W -- Delete backward word
Alt+D -- Delete forward word
Ctrl+K -- Delete to end of line
Ctrl+U -- Delete line
Ctrl+X -- Cut to clipboard
Ctrl+C -- Copy to clipboard
This should be done in several steps. First starting with the Sweepfiles widget for frame 1, click the SwpfiLinks->Set_Links button. Clear all links and then click the frames that share the same set of sweepfiles with frame 1 including frame 1. You will most likely want to control the display of each radar seperately rather than having them advance together; therefore, repeat this procedure for the "Lockstep". Be sure to click "OK" in each when you are finished setting the links.
Now click "OK" in the Sweepfiles widget and replot all frames by moving the cursor up to main menubar and pressing "Return". It is important to do this for each new radar because the sorting out and finalizing of the links for all frames happens during the plot phase.
Repeat the above steps in the first frame in which the next radar will be plotted but also type the directory containing the sweepfiles of the next radar before you replot all frames.
You will then select the fields plotted for each radar in each frame with the "Parameters" widget.
Comparisons usually involves referencing the centers of frames containing the other radars to the center of Frame 1 or fixing the centers of all frames at a specified lat/lon. The widget that enables this is the "Center" button in the "View" widget.
Resonable attempts will be made to help users with different environments and OSs get Soloii installed, compiled and running but Soloii comes with no guarentees of working in any other environments.