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authorRaphael Cojocaru <>2016-08-12 11:51:44 (GMT)
committerRaphael Cojocaru <>2016-08-12 11:51:44 (GMT)
commitecf86445fe611b2258b15bbe6e87aa3c74c314ed (patch)
parent5726adf01b09cbc8e65080a080ca0588305f83a4 (diff)
Updated FAQ
1 files changed, 21 insertions, 18 deletions
diff --git a/doc/faq.docbook b/doc/faq.docbook
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@@ -8,21 +8,6 @@
-<para>What is the &kstars; Icon?</para>
-The <guiicon>&kstars; Icon</guiicon> is a sextant, a handheld telescope which
-was used by navigators on sailing ships back when the stars were important for
-navigation. By carefully reckoning the positions of the stars, the navigator
-could get an accurate estimate of the ship's current <link
-linkend="ai-geocoords">longitude and latitude</link>.
<para>What do the different symbols for deep-sky objects mean?</para>
@@ -76,15 +61,33 @@ coordinates.
+How can I add a new custom location to &kstars;?
+If you would like to use a location that is not on the list, enter the
+relevant information (longitude, latitude, city name, province name, and
+country name), then press <guibutton>Add to list</guibutton> button.
+All fields must be filled, except the optional province field.
+You can also modify the values for an existing city, by simply changing
+the values in the window, and adding it to the list.
I have added a custom location to &kstars; that I no longer want. How
do I remove it from the program?
-You will have to edit the
-<filename>~/.kde/share/apps/kstars/mycities.dat</filename> file, and
-remove the location's line from that file.
+You can easily remove a custom location from &kstars; by selecting it in the
+cities list and pressing the <guibutton>Remove City</guibutton> button.
+Note that you can not remove a &kstars; default city.