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  1. @crbascott, It's not so much something I know of that I want or need. Rather it's something I noticed that I'd like to know what it does. If it satisfies a need so much the better. It took me awhile through experimentation to determine what all of the other dials did. I am just wondering if there is something I've missed with this dial or if it's simply nonfunctioning. Gil
  2. I don't think so. The manual mentions the Control window, but does not describe each option. I agree. I suspect it is the right answer. Unfortunately, it doesn't go well. I set the range rings to 10 miles and the variable range to 15 miles. This is the result. If the range ring exists it would show between the 10 and 20 mile rings, but nothing I do makes it appear. Gil
  3. Bump. Can anyone answer regarding the "variable range" knob in the above post?
  4. Thanks to everyone with all the suggestions. I just handled about one hour at LAX at 1600 and managed to land all of the aircraft during that period with only one or two goofs. Slowing the planes at first to 200 kts helped me to build up confidence at the final sequence of commands.
  5. Reducing speed is a good idea. I hadn't thought of that. As for traffic so far I haven't been successful enough with a little bit of traffic to allow more than a small handful of approaches to be generated. It might help though for me to create a very light schedule similar to Mark's second approach tutorial. That might help me become more familiar with the terminology before dealing with more traffic. Mark mentioned the CROSS AT AND MAINTAIN command in the third approach tutorial, so I have been using it. Thanks for your suggestions.
  6. It's surprising to me how difficult doing approaches is in Tracon!2012 compared to departures. I just tried really today for the first time, and I just couldn't understand why it was so difficult to say the right things at the right time to land the aircraft. It's occurred to me though that it's probably due to @Mark Hargrove's excellent tutorials on the subject. I must have listened to them a dozen times to get ready for my first try, and it seems so easy for him, I guess I thought something of his expertise would rub off. 😏 Of course I have no reason (other than human nature) to think t
  7. I'm sorry my methodology didn't help, but I'm glad you were able to find another solution. I've never had this problem with Tower3D Pro, but I have and the problem with other programs, and my methodology always worked for me. Tower3D Pro must create windows in a non-standard way when in full screen mode that render's the method I described ineffective. Gil
  8. I have read where this might occur with hardware acceleration. It has been suggested that turning it off, if it is on, or turning it on, if it is off, might resolve the issue. Gil
  9. Follow te instructions in this video to move your hiding widows.
  10. I have been able to determine the purpose for all of the knobs on Control window in Tracon!2012 except for the Variable Range knob. Can someone tell me what this knob manages in the program? (I can't see any effect when changing this setting. Thanks! Gil
  11. Isn't it? Reminds me of a Peacock. It's just one of many backgrounds I get from a Bing wallpaper app. I finally found the right settings to make it work. I just hadn't gone back for enough in the compatibility modes. This setting did the trick. It's always good to have a third point. 😀 Thanks for the feedback.
  12. That's my fault. Here is a better explanation within the video.
  13. The "SHOW:TRUE" attribute causes objects to be show only if the "SHOW:TRUE" custom parameter is set for it. Otherwise objects will be show even if that custom parameter is set. Waypoints is what I want to see, only not as clutter. I can clear the clutter by minimizing and then restoring the Window as I demonstrated in the video, but that shouldn't be necessary.
  14. I am trying to use the Airspace Editor but I am having a problem that can best be understood with a video: As you can see when a change is made in the map window old data is not erased, so the map becomes cluttered with junk. Has anyone dealt with this issue before? I'm not sure what to do to resolve the problem. Gil
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