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Greetings, when starting OSM in my browser (Opera), the View page is always of a lane I edited many many months ago. I've done and saved other edits since then but the lane's still there on startup. I would like to change this to a view of my village again, which always used to be the case.

My User profile location is set correctly and I've tried deleting all obvious OSM Cookies in case one of them was storing my View page?

I'm sure the fix is simple but I'd like to know what it is :)


asked 27 Jul '13, 08:30

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The cookie stores the last location you viewed (seems to be lon,lat,zoom,layer), but this should update when you move/zoom the map. As a test I opened in my browser (Opera 15 on Windows 8), saw it was displaying the local town centre, clicked home to centre it on my house, closed the window, opened the browser and again and it was still centred on my house.

You haven't included the location as part of your shortcut URL by any chance?

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answered 27 Jul '13, 09:12

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edited 27 Jul '13, 09:13


That's it Ed. Shortcut tab had the unwanted lat/lon and it was also stored in the Cookie. Cleared both and now shortcut tab has the village view - many thanks.

(27 Jul '13, 10:23) Molescott

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