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Finding a location in Streets & Trips when using GPS
KNKLHEAD
Hi, great forum!

I have been lurking for a while and getting great information. I am using Microsoft Streets and Trips 2009 with a GPS and am very surpised how hard it is to navigate to a location ...

Once I start the GPS I'd like to pull over and search for a location and automatically have it start navigating to the location ... this does not seem very intuitive at all (or I'm getting old ... second thought, nah!)

In most cases I'd like to just use the GPS pane, find a location and "go" using F3, but that doesn't seem to work .. (also, why doesn't that save the addresses you pop in there?)

I know Marvin has S&T Keys that are very impressive from what I've read, but I do think that MS doesn't make it too easy (maybe on purpose?) to simply have GPS on and search/navigate automatically to a location.

I appreciate the assistance!
MisterMoonlight
I know I am adding on top of the problem, but why don't you try the 2009 version of S&T Keys (see link in my signature), and take a look at the documentation. While the documentation is maybe hard to digest for the novice user, it is very easy to use (fast learning curve).

I am knowing S&T a lot myself and I can hardly work without Keys
KNKLHEAD
I looked through the features of S&T and I did find a quick button to navigate home ... but does it simplify getting a navigation while on GPS?

I'll definitely try it, but curious if the experts here can give me an idea of who S&T would help this issue? Thanks.
MisterMoonlight
Knklhead said:


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I looked through the features of S&T and I did find a quick button to navigate home ... but does it simplify getting a navigation while on GPS?
Yes it is from what i have heard of many who tried it (including myself :-) ). When configured you can press a single hotkey <END> to cancel any route, open the find window, then once you find your destination, it would start navigation in the configured mode. You may also use the <F2> or <F5> key to start navigation in fullscreen or not of an already prepared route. The <HOME> key returned you home as you already discovered. You may also registered some favorite locations in a panel <F8> then just select and click on it to start navigating there from your current gps position, etc...

I hope it helps!
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