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Opera browser

Note regarding issues related to remote control operations from Opera — "remote edit link not working in opera" (OSM-Talk). --ceyockey 16:00, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

Bottom line: To make JOSM remote control work, check Allow Cross Network Navigation here: opera:config#Cross%20Network (copy and paste to your address bar)


Can we remove the "Experimental" specification may change message? Or at least put it further down the page. -- Harry Wood 13:58, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

it did not change the last years and is contained in core. With the availability of the version command a change in the protocol version is easy to detect by the clients. Removed experimental. --Stephankn 19:08, 7 January 2011 (UTC)


It appears that the remote control plug-in does not work on Linux ... but that is not a great surprise, really. --Ceyockey 05:15, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

I cannot confirm this. The remote control feature (it's no longer a plugin) works well on my Ubuntu machines. --Tordanik 09:55, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Disabled by default

I found it disabled, not enabled, by default as of 2017-04-02 (stable version 11826). Jidanni (talk) 07:10, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

Actual working example of GET /version

$ echo -e GET /version\\n | nc localhost 8111; echo
2017-04-24 16:14:03.184 INFO: RemoteControl received: GET /version
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Mon Apr 24 16:14:03 CST 2017
Server: JOSM RemoteControl
Content-type: application/json; charset=utf-8
Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *
Content-length: 82

{"protocolversion": {"major": 1, "minor": 7}, "application": "JOSM RemoteControl"}
$ uname -a
Linux jidanni3 4.9.0-2-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 4.9.18-1 (2017-03-30) i686 GNU/Linux

Jidanni (talk) 08:16, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

GET http://localhost:8111/version works too.

Jidanni (talk) 01:49, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Permitted actions: Load imagery layers

When the "Load imagery layers" checkbox is checked, should I expect my favorite imagery layer to show up on the map after I click the Edit button in


  1. Launch JOSM
  2. Download an area
  3. Add the Bing imagery layer
  4. Close JOSM
  5. Launch JOSM with Remote Control enabled and Load imagery layers checked in the Preferences.
  6. Read the latest JOSM news in the program (don't download an area to edit in JOSM)
  7. Go to
  8. Login
  9. Edit | Edit with Remote Control

Since the last imagery layer I used in JOSM was the Bing imagery layer, then I would expect the layer to be added after that final step.