Navigation Configuration

The Navigation configuration dialog
Drag location

While dragging the mouse there are two standard behaviors when dealing with a virtual globe: The location below mouse pointer will follow the cursor exactly: As a result e.g. the north pole will not stay at the top which can lead to confusion. By default Marble makes sure that north is always up which results in a dragging behavior where the location below the mouse pointer slightly "detaches" from the cursor.

Inertial Globe Rotation

By default Marble will use kinetic spinning while dragging the map. You can turn this behavior off using this check box.

Animate voyage to the target

When searching for a location Marble can either move instantly to the new location or it can show a travel animation from the previous place to the new place.

On Startup

By default Marble will display the home location immediately after the application has started. As an alternative it can also show the last position that was active when the user left the application.

External Editor

Here, you can define the default editor for the maps or choose Always ask if Marble should ask you to choose before starting the external editor.