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TomTom HOME 2.6 Beta Now Available


pocketgpsworld.comTomTom HOME have now released version 2.6 Beta of their desktop application. This new version has a clean fresh look with re-designed icons and a number of new features. Please note this is a BETA release.

Users who have enabled the option in preferences will be automatically offered this Beta release as an update.

  • Link to online Route Planner.
  • New menu icons.
  • Taskbar with direct links to updates, plan a route or find a location (Windows).
  • HOME now shows which TomTom device you have and offers a button to disconnect it (Windows).
  • Easier to get the latest maps by clicking the new Add Maps button.
  • After buying a new map you can now choose Install later.

Additional features include:

  • Greek added as a new language.
  • Deselected update items are moved to the bottom of the list and remain deselected until you select them again.
  • Improved account creation and login:
    • TomTom HOME now stores all username and password combinations (if auto-login is chosen). You can automatically log in with any previously used device.
    • You need to fill in fewer fields when creating an account.
    • Improved device linking to better explain the process.
  • Fewer steps when using your activation or promotion code.
  • Other improvements:
    • Bug fix: TomTom HOME now allows log in with e-mail domains of only one character long: e.g. username@a.uk.
    • It is now easier to install themes and extensions that are already on your computer.
  • Comments
    Posted by Gee-Pee on Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:09 am Reply with quote

    Response to Andy in the 'moved' thread.....

    Last night/early morning you asked

    Quote:
    Still no counter here...
    GeePee, what do you see if you look in Tools/TT Home Extensions?

    I still have the status indicator showing, but as disabled.
    There is an "enable" and a "uninstall" button, but some bright red text underneath saying "this add-on cannot be used with the version of Home currently installed".

    So (of course) I just clicked on "Enable" and it said it had done it successfully


    I looked in Tools and found two saved extensions - Map Status in indicator and Tyre - both gave me the option to Disable or Uninstall.

    Anyway, you seem to have sorted it to your satisfaction. Subsequently, from what I have read elsewhere, you have now uninstalled it - right?


    Gee-Pee
    Lifetime member PGPSW - time rapidly decreasing

     
    Posted by Gee-Pee on Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:22 am Reply with quote

    I seem to be one of the lucky ones in having no real issues having downloaded and installed this HOME update to the new Beta edition. Seems to do all it says in the release notes (above).

    But then, positive comment usually pales into insignificance against problem comment - we will see.

    The new TT Route Planner is not yet available, as when one tries to access it the following is shown:-
    Quote:

    Quote:
    With your MyTomTom account you cannot yet access this part of the website. If you haven't signed up already, please Register for Beta. You will receive an email once your MyTomTom account has been approved
    .


    It will be interesting to hear other Forum members views idc


    Gee-Pee
    Lifetime member PGPSW - time rapidly decreasing

     
    Posted by MrT on Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:11 am Reply with quote

    Gee-Pee Wrote:
    With your MyTomTom account you cannot yet access this part of the website. If you haven't signed up already, please Register for Beta. You will receive an email once your MyTomTom account has been approved


    It will be interesting to hear other Forum members views idc


    It works fine for me as I am already registered for the route planner beta. all you need to do is register for it, assuming it is still open for this.


    TT6 on PDA, Go940, Go530T

     
    Posted by Darren on Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:14 am Reply with quote

    IIRC TT are opening the Routes Beta to new users in batches so if you cannot register you should re-visit occasionally and retry.


    Darren Griffin - Editor

     
    Posted by Gee-Pee on Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:20 am Reply with quote

    Darren Wrote:
    IIRC TT are opening the Routes Beta to new users in batches so if you cannot register you should re-visit occasionally and retry.


    Thanks Darren, I have registered but it said I would hear idc - presumably with the release of HOME update yesterday and the sudden surge of interest, they (TT) have quite a lot of requests to deal with.

    Edit: Note, I have just had emails telling me that I now have access to the Route Planner. Smile


    Gee-Pee
    Lifetime member PGPSW - time rapidly decreasing

     
    Posted by DennisN on Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:24 am Reply with quote

    Five minutes ago Rolling Eyes :-


    Dennis

    Where there's a will .... there's a wake.

     
    Posted by Anita on Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:48 am Reply with quote

    Try Tools/Home preferences/Advanced tab/ Beta release preferences, Dennis.


    Anita
    TomTom VIA 135 - App 12.074, UK map 995.8529
    Samsung Galaxy S6

     
    Posted by Andy_P on Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:01 pm Reply with quote

    Darren Wrote:
    The news release from TT arrived late last night. I have now posted a news item with forum link containing the list of feature updates in this release.

    Can I ask you all to continue discussion here.


    Makes the continuing discussion on problems a little disjointed....
    Couldn't you have added your piece to the topic that started FIRST?


    "Settling in nicely" ;-)

     
    Posted by Andy_P on Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:04 pm Reply with quote

    Gee-Pee Wrote:
    Response to Andy in the 'moved' thread.....

    Last night/early morning you asked

    Quote:


    So (of course) I just clicked on "Enable" and it said it had done it successfully


    Anyway, you seem to have sorted it to your satisfaction. Subsequently, from what I have read elsewhere, you have now uninstalled it - right?


    No, it "said" it had installed successfully, but it still didn't show up, so not resolved.

    I haven't completely uninstalled it, it is still sitting there.


    "Settling in nicely" ;-)

     
    Posted by Gee-Pee on Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:23 pm Reply with quote

    Andy_P Wrote:
    Darren Wrote:
    The news release from TT arrived late last night. I have now posted a news item with forum link containing the list of feature updates in this release.

    Can I ask you all to continue discussion here.


    Makes the continuing discussion on problems a little disjointed....
    Couldn't you have added your piece to the topic that started FIRST?


    We're too quick for him Wink

    Darren, do you think a forum for the new Route Planner would be useful Question Or is just a new thread sufficient.........


    Gee-Pee
    Lifetime member PGPSW - time rapidly decreasing

     
    Posted by richard345 on Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:26 pm Reply with quote

    I've had no issues with either the MapShare counter nor accessing the Route Planner web pages.

    One disappointing thing about the Route Planner is that you can send the Start location and Destination to your TomTom, but not the route as planned. It says in the FAQ that this is by design, because you may have different maps on your device, so the Route Planner directions may not be the same as those you would get on your machine. Logical, I suppose, but it would be nice to have updated maps that match the web version.

    Having said that - I'm still waiting for my updated map via the Update Service Razz


    Ric - TomTom 520 DEAD - Passed to the great traffic jam in the sky. Now using Maps & Waze on Samsung Galaxy S4 + CamerAlert of course!

     
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