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Reports: 8/July/2019 - Fixes available in next build, coming shortly:

  • New: All versions. Accessibility upgraded; automated enhanced support for Narrator and NVDA screen readers.
  • Improved all controls with descriptions specifically for screen reading devices.
  • Improved briefing options settings for excluding pictures and maps decreases build times.
  • New: Entire IF In-Sim menu also available from the Ideal Flight popup menu, with confirmation popup before functions are called.
  • New: Repeat Last Message menu item added to the in-sim IF: Main Menu.
  • New: Airport Glyphs in map images show Tower location.
  • New: Option to ignore player events moving the aircraft onto the ground to complete flights.
  • New: Option to disable user interface bloom to increase performance if required. Automatically switches off with screen readers active.
  • New: Tour mode allows a user text file of ICAO destinations for the planner to follow. Tours are managed on a per Profile basis.
  • P3Dv4 version: New advanced CPU Analysis Window with program configuration options menu.
  • P3Dv4 version: New visual Sim Performance CPU Gauge included for quick indication of problems.
  • P3Dv4 version: New advanced CPU Tracking and Reporting with respect to P3D v4 performance.
  • P3Dv4.4+ version: Change from B58 default aircraft to Mooney and correction of stock aircraft list.
  • Improved: Flight plan importing has option to override cruise altitude during import.
  • Improved: Enable/disable Airports Filters selection from a checkbox list window accessible from Flight Generator and Browse Airports pages.
  • Improved: Flight Generator page; Cold and Dark subsystem also available from Aircraft Selection page.
  • Improved: Scrolling for textual pages limited to fill last visible page.
  • Improved: Keyboard controls. All keyboard handling functions rationalised. Escape key restores current edit or activates popup menu, alternatively Control+Alt activates the popup menu. Escape key can be disabled from activating popup menu. Tab and Shift+Tab move to next and prior controls. Up, Down Cursor keys emulate Tab key outside of edits. Enter key and Spacebar press buttons. Enter key asserts current edit. OK buttons save edits and exit the current page back to prior page in Settings. Save buttons keep on current page. Left Cursor key shifts back through pages.
  • Improved: Small button face symbols selection use more intuitive characters.
  • Updated controls placement on the grid to comply accurately when selecting different text sizes.
  • Professional and >augmented versions: Flight Generation page Airport sort order buttons enhanced.
  • Professional and >augmented versions: Start Other Programs system improved and enhanced with per system wide and overlaid with per pilot setup. Also includes an easy Affinity Mask setup.
  • Browse Airports Page: Airport text, runway background, shows tower graphic.
  • Briefing: Improved to include Tabbable html headings.
  • Briefing: Improved to include text captions for altitude graphs.
  • Pilot profile html page improved to include html headings, more complete and better ordered.
  • Increased space requirements when finding the smallest available space for a newly selected aircraft.
  • IF10 FSX Base versions: More aircraft selection page controls included in basic FSX versions package.
  • IF10 FSX Base versions: More weather page controls included in basic FSX versions package.
  • IF10 FSX Base versions: More browse airports page controls included in basic FSX versions package.
  • Fixed: Persistent resurfacing during startup.
  • Fixed: Fails to build flight with Start Any Time chosen in the Profile page.
  • Fixed: Aircraft Types dropdown will now skip empty categories to next occupied category in list forwards or backwards.
  • Fixed: P3Dv2/3 and v4 versions. Flight load xml error. Some extended characters do not convert to xml with the current aircraft variation.
  • Fixed: Message popup 'weather theme missing' with clear skies theme mode selected.
  • Fixed: Checkbox list Space Bar focus jumps several lines ahead to a line starting with a space.
  • Fixed: Reset of the 'Start in User Scenario Screen' setting after IF flights, for the normal simulator desktop start.
  • Fixed: Improved all fuel functions in Flight Generator page.
  • Fixed: Briefing shows some wrong values in quick information fuel section, and some other items.
  • Fixed: Possibility of dialog box hiding behind other windows during application refocus.
  • Fixed: Odd behaviour of cursor arrow keys with Installer.

Betas now available in the Forum: New Builds, Preview discussion and Update discussion in the Support section.

Reports: 28/8/2018 Latest versions:

  • Improved performance.
  • Briefing: New information added to the briefing includes altitude graphs.
  • Saved flights: New dual save flight slots, second slot receives prior save.
  • Profile Glyph: New pilot icon. Recolour stock image or drop/open custom jpg, png and bmp.
  • Aircraft Page Glyph: New, drop/open a screenshot for the Aircraft image on the page.
  • Adjustable clear text throughout. Replaces remaining retro-fonts.
  • Ai traffic: Enable/disable early starters - new setting thins out starting traffic.
  • Weather Themes: New, enhances the use of simulator User Defined Weather settings - see help.
  • New Minimize to Taskbar when flights are launched by IF, see Settings.
  • Pro and >augmented versions: New, exports show typical paths when viewing file types.
  • Pro and >augmented versions: Default character for the .csv files will now be TAB (09).
  • Pro and >augmented versions: New, now shows AIRAC issue found in folder selecting AIRAC versions.
  • P3D versions: Package order error checking; handles some path inconsistencies in xml files.
  • Added finger pointer to remaining icons and buttons.
  • QA added Closing IF during flight build and other helpful additions throughout.
  • Gear down, engine cut after advances, restores - fixed.
  • Briefing, Aircraft Situation: Sometimes shows old parking location - fixed.
  • Destination dropdown "Alt Ft" shows meters: Changed to feet - fixed.
  • Change of profile: Searches in old search location - fixed.
  • Pages changes sometimes allow glimpses of the backgrounds - fixed.
  • Interface repaint fault causing slowdown and artefacts on some systems - fixed.
  • Pro and >augmented versions: Switch between AIRAC/Sim frequencies - fixed.
  • P3D versions: Malformed quotes stop the flight loading for some a/c names - fixed.

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