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How to keep node data up?

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I saw a streamer do something to keep info (apoapsis, periapsis, encounters, etc.) from disappearing when he took the mouse away on the maneuver nodes. I had no idea you could do that but I can't seem to find any info how how? What key does it use to do it?

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Try clicking on them? It's sometimes awkward to click AP/PE without clicking on the orbit, though...

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yeah you have to click them. but it's hard. if you're clicking too close to the orbit line it keeps trying to place a maneuver. pan the camera so you can click the very edge of the PE/AP symbols

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I find the easiest (although still fiddly) way is to click once, bringing up the 'Add a maneuver' box, and then to click again, ignoring that box. This will generally let you click through and cause the apoapsis/periapsis data to be displayed even after moving the mouse off the node.

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If you are using OSX, there is a known issue (Bug #2804) which makes it difficult to keep AP/PE data up. The above suggestion by AlexinTokyo is one of the workarounds. As far as I know, this issue is limited to OSX installs.

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Personally I wish there was a hotkey or a button came up (like the +/- orbit buttons they added on maneuver nodes) that turned it on for both ap and pe and it stayed on until you clicked it or hit the hotkey again. That way while you're fiddling with your orbit, if the pe goes below the surface it would still show the numbers when you brought it back up above the surface.

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Personally I wish there was a hotkey or a button came up (like the +/- orbit buttons they added on maneuver nodes) that turned it on for both ap and pe and it stayed on until you clicked it or hit the hotkey again. That way while you're fiddling with your orbit, if the pe goes below the surface it would still show the numbers when you brought it back up above the surface.

Yeah, that would be nice. It would also be nice if the maneuver node didn't collapse into inert form when you do any thing at all on the map, like change focus to the target planet, or click to make the Ap/Pe values stay up.

And it woudl be great if you could focus on rendezvous locations, too, especially when in Kerbol's SOI.

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Step 1: Create a maneuver node and adjust it so that it is not the same as your current orbit.

Step 2: Click on the little "AP" or "PE" flag/icon/whatever you want to call it (of the maneuver orbit, not the parent/current orbit.)

Step 3: See your data stay up while adjusting the maneuver node!

Step 4: ???

Step 5: Profit!

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Thanks everyone, I will give that a try.

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Precise Node brings up the maneuver node by clicking the "O" key. It also has a button to focus on the target planet/moon and back to the vessel - quite useful to do mid-course corrections.

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I'm not having any trouble getting them there. The problem I have is making them go away.

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