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Lately, whenever I download OSM data in JOSM the OpenStreetCam and Improve OSM plugin (3x) layers activate themselves.

In the areas I edit these are rarely useful, but I'm not sure what I did to change them from 'activate on request' to 'activate every single time JOSM displays anything'. The first thing I do most sessions is to delete these to free up screen real estate for imagery I actually want.

Is there a way to disable these without uninstalling the relevant (occasionally useful) plugin?

asked 28 Aug '19, 08:24

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edited 28 Aug '19, 08:25

I don't have JOSM installed on the computer I am writing from now. But I had the same problem already some time ago and opened tickets with OSC and JOSM: There are two ways removing the layer. You can right-click and delete or you can click the garbage can icon. One removes the layer permanently, the other only for the session (not sure anymore which did what). Unless there is something new in JOSM using the other method should solve your problem.

permanent link

answered 28 Aug '19, 12:55

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Right click menu gets rid of it for good, trash can for the session.

Which is insane.


(28 Aug '19, 19:30) InsertUser

The ticket for JOSM. Maybe you can add that it applies to other plugins as well.

(28 Aug '19, 19:56) TZorn

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