Garmin - General Discussion - Part 2

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 2

#171 Post by tks » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:07 pm

Nuvi 780 should be the same as 760 but with MSN Direct. List price should be slightly higher. Check http://www.garmin.com for comparision. It is not unusual for a higher model to be on offer at a lower price sometimes.

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 2

#172 Post by libra6868 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:04 pm

tks wrote:Nuvi 780 should be the same as 760 but with MSN Direct. List price should be slightly higher. Check http://www.garmin.com for comparision. It is not unusual for a higher model to be on offer at a lower price sometimes.
maybe msn is subsidising......later can earn from advertisement.......

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 2

#173 Post by bkling » Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:25 pm

libra6868 wrote:
tks wrote:Nuvi 780 should be the same as 760 but with MSN Direct. List price should be slightly higher. Check http://www.garmin.com for comparision. It is not unusual for a higher model to be on offer at a lower price sometimes.
maybe msn is subsidising......later can earn from advertisement.......
OK..will go for it with Gillson Antenna...

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ABC keyboard to QWERTY keyboard on nuvi

#174 Post by mokwm » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:39 pm

Hi,

For those who really don't like the ABC keyboard on the nuvis, there's a way to change letter layout to something close to the QWERTY keyboard. Procedure which I tried on a nuvi 200:
1. Connect your nuvi to PC.
2. Make a back-up copy of "British_english.gtt" file under "Text" directory in the GPS internal memory in case you make a unrecoverable mistake.
3. Use a text editor (eg. Wordpad) to edit the "British_english.gtt" file in the Text directory
4. On the 11th line of the file, it should read:
<upperkbrd>ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ</upperkbrd>
5. Change it to:
<upperkbrd>QWERTYUIOASDFGHJKL ZXCVBNMP </upperkbrd>
Note that there is a space character after "L" and 7 spaces between char "P" and "</upprkbrd>".
6. Do the same for the next line for small caps.
7. Save the file, restart your nuvi and select "British English" for keyboard under "Settings" - "Language"

Only problem is the character "P" is on the 3rd row instead of the 1st row.
The rest of the buttons with nothing on them are space characters.

Have fun! :)
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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 2

#175 Post by psp » Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:37 pm

Haha, good one.... thanks for the tips. But too bad it doesnt work probably with the widescreen model (200w). :thumbsup:

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 2

#176 Post by mokwm » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:01 am

psp wrote:Haha, good one.... thanks for the tips. But too bad it doesnt work probably with the widescreen model (200w). :thumbsup:
Thanks! I don't have my 200W with me now so can't try it. Can you screen capture to show the problem. Thanks :)

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 2

#177 Post by psp » Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:56 pm

the 200w only has 8 squares across instead of 9 for 200. Anyway, good tips. :mrgreen:

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Re: Garmin - General Discussion - Part 2

#178 Post by mokwm » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:26 pm

psp wrote:the 200w only has 8 squares across instead of 9 for 200. Anyway, good tips. :mrgreen:
Hmmm ... can you try to put more spaces at the end after character "P" ? :)

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Re: Simple solution for Nuvi on the new map 2.23 issues

#179 Post by Estelle » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:28 pm

Hello all,

I'm a very green newbie. Just bought a Nuvi 200 last week. I have some stupid questions to ask. Please don't hurt me :D

My device came with preloaded maps. These are the files I have in the main unit which I assume are the maps:

gmapbmap.img
gmapprom.img
GMAPSUPP.IMG

I also downloaded the free GM-Mysin.exe from MalSingMaps and installed it. It extracted one img file gmapsupp.img and I put it in my SD card in a newly created garmin folder. I'm not suppose to overwrite the GMAPSUPP.IMG file in the main unit, right? :)

Will install MapSource and see if I can contribute some new POI. Tracking is out of the question since my device is running on version 3.30. I read somewhere the hidden tracking function in only available in v3.40? Is there anyway I can upgrade to v3.40 without killing my device? I'm a bit paranoid when it comes to messing around with firmware upgrades afraid that I might turn it into an expensive paperweight... :mrgreen: Any help will be greatly appreciated.

:tq:

Or maybe I should stick with my motto "if it's not broken, don't fix it" :lol:

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Re: ABC keyboard to QWERTY keyboard on nuvi

#180 Post by ahbahari » Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:43 pm

mokwm wrote:Hi,

For those who really don't like the ABC keyboard on the nuvis, there's a way to change letter layout to something close to the QWERTY keyboard. Procedure which I tried on a nuvi 200:
1. Connect your nuvi to PC.
2. Make a back-up copy of "British_english.gtt" file under "Text" directory in the GPS internal memory in case you make a unrecoverable mistake.
3. Use a text editor (eg. Wordpad) to edit the "British_english.gtt" file in the Text directory
4. On the 11th line of the file, it should read:
<upperkbrd>ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ</upperkbrd>
5. Change it to:
<upperkbrd>QWERTYUIOASDFGHJKL ZXCVBNMP </upperkbrd>
Note that there is a space character after "L" and 7 spaces between char "P" and "</upprkbrd>".
6. Do the same for the next line for small caps.
7. Save the file, restart your nuvi and select "British English" for keyboard under "Settings" - "Language"

Only problem is the character "P" is on the 3rd row instead of the 1st row.
The rest of the buttons with nothing on them are space characters.

Have fun! :)

Thanks bro

I will try to have qwerty way... :tq:
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