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It seems that the showGPS command is an outdated command from the OFP days (according to the biki) and currently scripters have no clear way to open the GPS HUD element that players can open by pressing right-ctrl+m (default keybinding).

It would be useful if the showGPS command was updated to open/close said HUD element.

It should also be noted that a visibleGPS command was added to Arma 3 to check whether the HUD element is open. So it would make sense to be able to open and close it via script too.


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SilentSpike set Legacy ID to 2085468107.May 7 2016, 7:18 PM

Edited the title to make it more clear, changed category.

Also, perhaps a better idea to add setVisibleGPS rather than update showGPS. Keeps the syntax in line with visibleGPS.

Edit: Plus I was told at some point that showGPS does actually have some kind of use.

new command openGPS since rev. 147435

BIS_fnc_KK changed the task status from New to Feedback.Mar 15 2021, 1:30 PM
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Well done! Thank you!