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Limiting full-screen function of Streets & Trips for split-screen view
t1d
For Microsoft Streets and Trips 2008:

I have downloaded XPort and its sister program, Compass, and have them functioning well. I would like to run and view S&T and Compass at the same time. With XP, I have two options for doing this; tiling or opening both programs and resizing. With either method, Streets and Trips will consume the entire monitor display (covering the compass display) when the full screen navigation mode function (F11) is selected. And, I have not found a way to resize the page when in this function. So, I think I need a screen splitter that will allow full functioning within a frame while limiting functions to confine them within the frame box.

I sent an e-mail to WinSplit-Revolution.com (Free Splitter) to ask if their program operates in the way in which I have need. Does anyone else have suggestions or ideas?
Marvin Hlavac
How large is the Compass? If it is just a small window, perhaps you could use some utility software to set the window to be always-on-top.
t1d
The Compass, itself, has an "Always on Top" feature. However, when it is selected, the S&T full screen nav function will not launch.

The Compass is very versatile and can be configured to any size you like. So, your suggestion is an option. Ultimately, I would like to configure the Compass to be a very narrow band running across the bottom of the width of the full monitor with S&T running in full screen mode above it.
tcassidy
click the Compass icon in the notification bar and select 'Always on Top'

Terry
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t1d
Having Compass set to "always on top" keeps the S&T full page navigation feature from launching.
MisterMoonlight
t1dunn said:
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Having Compass set to "always on top" keeps the S&T full page navigation feature from launching
just look at tcassidy previous post, we can see a picture of it in full screen navigation with the compass on top of it?
tcassidy
I'll try it with 2010 when I get a moment.

Terry
t1d
Thank you to everyone for continuing to work on this with me.

The LCD went out on my laptop and I am waiting for the new inverter to arrive... hopefully tomorrow. I can do some more testing, then. Will also be adding an in-car mount to my '96 Accord in preparation for a trip to the mountians in a couple of weeks... I look forward to making use of all my new upgrades and gizmos.

Terry's thumbnail looks like it might not be S&T 2008... Maybe that's the difference in being able to open Compass on top...

Tom
tcassidy
Fortunately for you, I have S&T 2008 on the laptop. I don't use it as the data for my area is useless. I guess I just forgot to remove it.

Terry
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t1d
Thanks, Terry, for the test... Don't know why mine doesn't want to do this... I will tinker with it a bit more...

Did you know that the backgrounds and data display for Compass are highly configurable? I will be having it run on a 3/4" strip at the bottom of the screen...
Marvin Hlavac
t1dunn, if the Streets & Trips's keyboard shortcuts don't work, it could be that the Streets & Trips window in not in focus (Compass is). Just click S&T to bring its window to focus, and hopefully the keyboard shortcuts (F11, etc) will start working.
tcassidy
I did not try the shortcut keys so that could be the reason.

Compass is a nice use of the wasted space at the bottom of S&T. However, I don't like running helper programs like xport or GPS Gate if I don't have to. Just more things to remember to set up.

Terry
Marvin Hlavac
Terry, the bottom area displays the street name of the next turn most pof the time, so that may not be suitable place for Compass. Much better placement for it would be as shown in your very first screen shot (top left corner of S&T).

(I agree with you about unnecessary applications, but GpsGate needs to be set up only once, and then you can just forget about it ).
tcassidy
If I recall correctly from testing last year, GPS Gate will not survive a sleep cycle. I try not to run GPS hardware (eg 20x) or software that must be set up each time the computer resumes. Generally this is not an issue but when using the UMPC last year, the sleep cycle was a necessity and I rejected anything that couldn't easily support it.

Terry
t1d
When my laptop is repaired, I will try the focus trick... The inverter did arrive, today; however, it appears to be the wrong part... I am presently working through those issues...
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