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Distance Remaining
wxtoad
I'm basing my comments on S&T 2009, so please forgive me if 2010 has already addressed this. I would much prefer to see what distance remains for my trip, not the remaining time. I'd also like to see the current elevation displayed in the Routing panel at the bottom of the screen.
Larry
Distance remaining to next stop and until final destination has been added to the navigation pane in 2010 and above releases.
Moose_Master
Was added but is not working. Am I wrong ?
MisterMoonlight
There are many posts on this forum about this problem in the 2010 version. Yes there seems to be a bug the way it was designed in 2010 version:

see http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/2515-streets-trips-2010-mileages-dont-match-directions-navigation-panes
Moose_Master
OK that makes Larry statement false. No offence at all, just constructive criticism.
I just like straight things.
MisterMoonlight
Moose_Master said:
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OK that makes Larry statement false.
It is not false. It has been added. It is just not working as expected...
SpadesFlush
It is more a question of how one defines "distance." As used in the navigation panel, it is the shortest distance from the last point of GPS reckoning to the end point of the selected route, "as the bird flies." It is not the sum of distances of the remaining route segments as some people might prefer.
Moose_Master
U don't get it dont u ?
Let's put it this way: the government promise u they will open a new hospital in your city. They build it but they don't have doctors to run the hospital. So that "hospital" is just a new building in town, empty and useless. Here comes the question: for u as a citizen there is a hospital in town ? Can u go there with your kids or u go as usual 100 miles to the closest hospital ?

And can u explain to me please the meaning of "is just not working as expected" ? Because from what I see is plain and simple : IS NOT WORKING.
With all due respect but I think u are trying to defend a lost case. Why ? Are u working for Microsoft ? And if u do why cant u accept a reality. Because that feature (advertised with trumpets) for any user do not exist.

I repeat, I'm not a hater of any kind. I'm just a (to) realistic person who wear glasses anti-dust.
No hard feelings I hope ....
malaki86
I agree 100%, even though I only use Streets for planning purposes. Adding a feature that doesn't work is more worthless and frustrating than if they hadn't even added it in the first place. To top it off, I've never seen MS release any patches/updates to Streets, which means it'll be a worthless, nonworking feature until they decide to release a new version, whenever that happens to be.

You have to remember, this is MICROSOFT, which is one of the largest software manufacturers on the planet. I'm sure Streets only gets a small portion of the budget, but still... If they release "broken" software, why would smaller companies even bother making theirs work 100%?
Moose_Master
malaki86,
nice setup u got in your truck. Do u use your laptop as a TV also ? I do have two printers in my truck(I do have too a Volvo). One is on the floor beside the passanger seat (it's inkjet) and I use it for scaning and faxing custom papaers and such and the other one is in the cabaret and it's a laser one. I use it only for printing, logbooks etc.
What are u using the sunvisor screen for ? Where the signal is coming for ? I am so curious. Sorru for so many questions but when I see a fellow truck driver with more gadgets than me I kinda get envyous. Just jokin !
malaki86
LOL - replying via pm
Moose_Master
I just started to use the new Streets & Trips 2011 and something stroke me from the beginning. I created a trip. Let's say I'm going from Gull Lake,SK to Milan,WI. I create the trip and when I hit F3 ....surprise. On navigation pane I do have 945 mile and on Direction I do have 1063.7 mile.
I'm doing efforts not to think at what I should think. Is this possible or I did something wrong ? Can someone give me a hand with this please?
tcassidy
I'm confused with your question. Didn't someone earlier in this thread not say that was exactly what would happen? What don't you understand?

Terry
Moose_Master
Terry, I am talking here about the 2011 version not about the 2010. On 2010 it is nailed on the wall that is not working. Now I am talking about a version one year after the 2010.
I refuse to believe that the glitch is still there after one year. I think I'm doing something wrong.
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by Moose_Master
Terry, I am talking here about the 2011 version not about the 2010. On 2010 it is nailed on the wall that is not working. Now I am talking about a version one year after the 2010.
I refuse to believe that the glitch is still there after one year. I think I'm doing something wrong.
It is more likely the same problem is still there.

...ken...
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