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  1. I experience the same behaviour. I have mapped the parking brake toggle to a key-combination on my MS Sidewinder joystick - and, exactly as you say, need to release it twice. At the first occurances I thought that maybe I had initially pressed the key too lightly, but that is obviously not the case - I can repro the problem with each flight and on each aircraft.
  2. But since the Community folder is OUR folder, shouldn’t it be easily accessible? The path on my D drive (where I pointed the MS Store installer to) is so long that installing content here (like the A320 mod) produces path names longer than Windows allows (over 260 characters), so the sim intelligently enough simply ignores those files. I wondered why the A320 mod did not show up, until I discovered about the path name length. Thank you 😞 Even better, after searching through my system I found a SECOND Community folder, this time on my C drive, and with a somewhat shorter path. Installing content here works, but it is NOT the drive where I wanted FS in the first place. I wonder where FS is actually installed? There are hundreds of files related to it on both C and D drives, many of them mirrored. I have a hard time believing that it is supposed to be this way.
  3. Have meanwhile found out that the installer created TWO community folders on my system, and that FS was in parts installed to my C drive and in part to drive D, both including their own (!) Community folder. Go figure. Now putting content in my C drive community folder (which has a much shorter path) will make it appear in FS just fine. Will file this on Zendesk by next weekend when I‘m back to my PC
  4. Maybe someone can advise me here.. I have bought and installed FS from the MS Store and have directed the install to my SSD drive. For whatever reason, the installer has created a very long install path (d:\WpSystem\S-1-5-21-1184541310-3117086562-348737596-1001\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\), with the Community folder obviously even some levels deeper. Now when I try to put the new A320 mod into the community folder, several path/file names become so long (over 260 characters for some) that FS seems unable to read them. Anyway, the A320 mod does not seem to be installed. Would moving FS to another drive (and later move it back) possibly shorten the installation path (no idea why it is so long!), or will it take over whatever path has been set on the original install? Thanks for any help!
  5. Since I once changed from Live weather to Rain, the sim now always defaults to the Rain weather theme although I set it manually to Live for each and every flight. Even after a flight in Live weather, going back to the main menu to set up another flight, weather immediately reverts to Rain. Maybe I'm just being a bit stubborn here.. is there any Option where we can set what type of weather we want as a default?
  6. Launch FS and create a flight, then, when set up at the airport: Launch VFRMap Enter http://localhost:9000/ in your browser Select "Load map" in lower left corner Now you should see your aircraft as a black triangle within Google maps
  7. No problem at all, Sir! Please note that I have reposted it in the Tips and Tricks forum.
  8. Have a look at VFRMAP if you are flying VFR and the FS map window is just not enough to find your way around. You can find it here: https://github.com/lian/msfs2020-go/releases This small utility connects your browser to FS and projects the position of your aircraft onto Google maps 🙂 . Installation is a breeze (just one small exe to be unzipped), and you can of course run your browser windowed within your FS cockpit. Cockpit commands require FS to have the focus, so you may have to switch the focus between both programs according to your needs.
  9. Live activity on the currently selected airport is shown in UTC which is not indicated anywhere (you need to compare FS and RW). This is unnecessarily confusing to users, even more so to new ones which the sim admittedly tries to attract. As an example, on any Central Europe airport a flight listed as expected at 15:30 will effectively arrive at 17:30 only. No need to stand by and watch. Not that it wouldn't happen in real life, though 🙂 Am I missing something or wouldn't it be much easier for everyone if Live activity showed arrivals and departes in local time, just like any arrival/departures screen at the airport does?
  10. Have a look at VFRMAP if you are flying VFR and the FS map window is just not enough to find your way around. You can find it here: https://github.com/lian/msfs2020-go/releases This small utility connects your browser to FS and projects the position of your aircraft onto Google maps 🙂 . Installation is a breeze (just one small exe to be unzipped), and you can of course run your browser windowed within your FS cockpit. Cockpit commands require FS to have the focus, so you may have to switch the focus between both programs according to your needs.
  11. That happens because you assigned your Pause key to the "Toggle Pause" command. That way it acts exactly like the ESC key, which it should not. You need to set it to "Set Pause On"
  12. Well, there is if you just change your keyboard assignment. I have replaced my Pause key assignment from "Toggle Active Pause" to "Set Pause on" and have added the assignment "Set Pause off" to Shift-Pause. Now hitting Pause stops the whole environment, Shift-Pause lets me continue.
  13. Any cockpit screen will indeed popup this way, alas without buttons and dials, so that it can be used for visual reference only.
  14. Open the MFD and treanfer to 2nd Monitor works!!

    Only issue the hard knobs and dial on the bottom are missing.

    THX

    1. SimFx

      SimFx

      Great to hear that it works, that makes it a pretty convenient feature. Thanks for letting me know.

      Yeah I know about the knobs and dials, the secondary window is definitely restricted to displaying screens..

  15. It is possible to open cockpit displays (not analog instruments mind you) in a separate window and possibly move them to a second screen. I have none so I cannot verify. To do this, press your right hand Alt key (Alt Gr) and hover over the PFD, MFD, autopilot screen etc. A magnifying glass will show up. Click it to open the display in a new, resizable and moveable window.
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