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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:59 am    Post subject: Information Bar on 720 Display Reply with quote

I don't need much on my screen other than the map and have turned off things like time and speed but the big blue bar is the same size. Not a show stopper by any stretch of the imagination or of major concern but is there a way of shrinking the bar and giving me more map display ?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, you can customise what information is displayed within it but you cannot hide it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Darren. I'll just keep it as plain as can be.

Reading other threads people prefer a variety of stuff but all I want....I think....is street, possibly next street or road number and thats it really. Looks a bit bare though so might put back a couple of things. Not sure about the compass though...its not often I'm driving down the A303 and think..." I wish I knew what direction North is "
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The blue bar at the bottom is not so big if you have Navcore 8.300 or 8.203/8.204 installed. Next road/street being displayed top right of the screen, rather than in the bar at the bottom. A nice solution I think Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look forward to the changes....the good ones...with 8.3.....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember you can also have the status bar displayed vertically on the side of the screen. With the wide screen of the 720 this makes a lot of sense - better to see where you're going than where you're passing by. Not so much of a good idea if you have Traffic, though, as the Traffic bar is always vertical and you can hit the wrong one when you go to tap one of them.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As well as the better map display I find the information layout clearer with a vertical status bar, but I believe you lose ALG and Reality View.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd accept that I think. I'm sure the lane thing is handy but unless its a very strange junction and I had time I would never be looking at the screen anyway.

I'll try tonight with the vertical bar.....
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anita wrote:
As well as the better map display I find the information layout clearer with a vertical status bar, but I believe you lose ALG and Reality View.


No, you don't lose ALG & reality view. The screen changes to a horizontal status bar for the duration, and then reverts to vertical once you have passed the junction.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi topgazza
I had never thought about trying the Status Bar in the vertical position until I read followed this topic.
I have now changed it to the vertical position and to me it looks rather strange.
However, I will try it in anger later and see if its an improvement. After all, if it isnít, its no problem to change it back again.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Daggers wrote:
No, you don't lose ALG & reality view. The screen changes to a horizontal status bar for the duration, and then reverts to vertical once you have passed the junction.

I've just tried a demo route, and you're right, Daggers.

I wonder when that was changed, as I switched from a vertical status bar to horizontal when ALG and Reality View were first introduced as I definitely didn't get them then.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anita wrote:
Daggers wrote:
No, you don't lose ALG & reality view. The screen changes to a horizontal status bar for the duration, and then reverts to vertical once you have passed the junction.

I've just tried a demo route, and you're right, Daggers.

I wonder when that was changed, as I switched from a vertical status bar to horizontal when ALG and Reality View were first introduced as I definitely didn't get them then.


Unfortunately, it does not work for ALG on its own. You need to have Reality View enabled.
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