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Garmin Mobile PC New Update Version 5.00.60 (December 30, 2008)
slkeranen
Just downloaded the new software update. Did not have any problems installing it from the file. So far so good. The Intersection locator is fixed among some other fixes.

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Changes made from version 5.00.50 to 5.00.60:
  • Provide highlight on the first item in the address list by default when using address wizard.
  • Add new saved location to recently found list after edits are completed.
  • Correct intersection search capability.
  • Correct safety camera capability.
  • Correct various software errors that could cause application to shutdown.
  • Correct route overview fields after adding via points.
Download link: https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/downloadsUpdates.jsp?product=010-00685-00&cID=139&pID=13484
tcassidy
Thanks! It is sure great there are so many people on this group watching for Garmin updates.

Terry
Marvin Hlavac
slkeranen, thanks very much for letting us know about this latest Garmin Mobile PC update. I really needed the intersection feature, but I was lazy to revert back to the previous version to correct this issue.

I just downloaded the huge (145MB) update file. It actually took surprisingly only 15 minutes via my mobile Internet connection, while parked outside on a parking lot.

Upgrading went without any problem. The one slight annoyance I see now is that after typing a street name I need to press the Enter-key on my keyboard twice to go to the next screen. Pressing the Enter-key once should suffice. This is an issue only occasionally and/or with certain street names.

Kudos to Garmin for releasing the updates for Mobile PC often. It shows they constantly work on improving their product.
tcassidy
I tried the enter twice with 5.00.30 and it doesn't work at all. You have to highlight the entry (even if it is the top) with the mouse or down arrow before 'Enter' will work. 5.00.60 at least will work with the enter key only, even if it is twice. Its an improvement but I agree; if the city you want is the top of the list, one keystroke should select it.

Terry
Marvin Hlavac
Terry, sometimes it works as it should, but sometimes it doesn't. And you are correct, it is an improvement nevertheless, because I don't have to use the arrow-down key to select the street name, as pressing the enter-key twice does the trick. But there is a small room for improvement.
JB00
To late for me...I already sent my 5.00.50 back for a refund.....

Happy New Year, all!
Ken in Regina
Hi slkeranen,

Just echoing the thanks from the others. It's downloading right now.

...ken...
Ken in Regina
I just took a really quick look at the update. I noticed a couple of things. One is that the inconsistent behaviour of having to hit the enter key on the highlighted item sometimes once and sometimes twice is not limited to just the selection of the street for the intersection you are looking for. It also happens when selecting a City (either for City search or to begin an intersection search). When selecting the city, sometimes you have to hit Enter once and sometimes twice, even though you are selecting the highlighted one in either case. ... But, as everyone says, it's a definite improvement.

The other good news is .... did anyone notice this nice bit of cleanup? ... you no longer are asked if you really want to quit the program when you click the "X" in the top right corner to exit. I always thought that was the dumbest thing and I've reported it at least three times .. once in email on the first version and a couple times on tech support calls since then. No other program I own asks me if I really want to exit (well, except Mobile XT on my Palm ). When I click that "X" in the upper right corner of the screen I want the thing to be gone, right now. It's sufficiently out of the way that I can't think of any way I could ever hit it by accident. Thanks to Garmin for finally listening and getting rid of that bit of silliness.

...ken...
tcassidy
I didn't notice that Ken. However Alt+F4 (Windows standard) on the previous version would shut it down immediately. I use that as it is hard to hit that little 'x' with your finger.

Terry
Marvin Hlavac
Ken, I'm afraid the "Are you sure you want to exit" message is still there. If you only start the program and then immediately close it, the message will not appear, but you will still see the message if you attempt to close the program while navigating to a destination. This should be the same if you exit by clicking the "X" or by Alt+F4.
tcassidy
I agree the message is not gone. However on 5.00.60/ XP and 5.00.30/Vista (the 2 I have just tested again) Alt+F4 does bypass the 'Are you sure you want to exit?' message.

Sorry, but I can't get a screen shot of that!

Terry
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chinaboy
Hi guys,

I just installed Garmin Mobile Pc on my Thinkpad that has a built-in gps on com 7. My GPS is actually a Ericson Broadband card with built-in gps. I know the gps works ok, because I am able to view satelites via the other gps applications.

However, when I select the com 7 within Garming Mobile PC and select enable, it never connects, it instead continue scanning and never finds it. Is there something else I can do to force garmin to use my non-garmin gps?

Thanks
slkeranen
I also have a Thinkpad with an external usb non garmin GPS. Garmin Mobile always scans for bluetooth and takes a very long time. The only way that I have found is to press the Disable Scan then press Enable Scan right away. Every time I do that it connects right away to the proper com port. This was not a problem I believe in the first couple of versions.
tcassidy
My UMPC with an internal GPS on COM 2 has not worked since 5.00.10 and I have been unable to determine the cause. All the Bluetooth and USB GPS devices I have tested (Garmin and non-Garmin) do work though. You might try changing the scan to 'Use Serial GPS' and pick your COM port from the list. However, this does not work with the UMPC.

Terry
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chinaboy
I have tried selecting "use serial gps" with my com 7 port, but that doesn't seem to work. It then starts scanning and never finds anything.
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