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Don't be a square: JOSM wants me to only have round buildings

Posted by rorym on 16 April 2018 in English (English)

Well this is an interesting JOSM issue. Whenever I try to use the building tool to draw a building, it goes circular! (Update 17 March: This is a feature, which you can toggle, see comments below)

Bad building

This happens only on one of my machines. On another, it works fine. I suppose I should nuke my JOSM settings and start afresh.

Comment from mmd on 16 April 2018 at 10:46

Looks like you hit one of the hotkeys. Check the data menu

  • Set building shape to circle ALT-Z
  • Set building shape to rectangle ALT-R
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Comment from Hjart on 16 April 2018 at 11:00

I agree that this is designed to thoroughly drive mad unsuspecting users.

rorym. what tool did you use to create that gif?

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Comment from rorym on 16 April 2018 at 12:12

Looks like you hit one of the hotkeys.

Perhaps, but the bottom left shows what keys & mouse buttons I'm pressing, and all I press is the left mouse button. 🤷‍♂️


what tool did you use to create that gif?

Peek and then key-mon to show the keyboard/mouse status on the bottom left.

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Comment from rorym on 17 April 2018 at 07:14

@raito That fixed it! And is actually quite obvious! It's clearly what @mmd was talking about. Thanks to you both! 🙂🙂🙂

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