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If I miss a stop how can I tell Streets & Trips to ignore it?
Chunme
I am using Streets and Trips 2009 on a netbook with 1 GB ram in my truck and fiver.

I recently planned a trip up I5 in OR and WA, and created stops at rest areas, but as we approached a rest area my wife declined the stop, so I kept going. S&T then kept rerouting me off the freeway and back to the missed stop, it kept this up for 20 miles and then we passed the next rest area and it all started again.

If I miss a stop how can I tell Streets & Trips to ignore it? I need a shortcut this is no place to be fiddling around.

Thank You
Chunme
I think I have found my answer in Similar Threads. Instead of making the stop in the actual rest area, just make it on the freeway at the exit, this should then qualify as an actual stop whether you pull off or not.
Marvin Hlavac
Hi Chunme, and welcome to the forum. The free S&T Keys add-in by MisterMoonlight has a feature that lets you delete the stop by simply pressing the delete key on your keyboard.
Chunme
Thanks Marvin. I will check that out.
MisterMoonlight
Marvin said:

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S&T Keys add-in by MisterMoonlight has a feature that lets you delete the stop by simply pressing the delete key on your keyboard
It will delete one stop (the 1st one in the current route) and recalculate a new route automatically from the current gps location to the remaining stops/end in the route. But you have to take care that you need to delete each time you go through a stop point and it is behind you that old stop. This way if you are near the stop you want to skip, you can delete it the same way and not just delete an older stop in your route you forgot to remove...

You can also achieve the same purpose with the onscreen popup menu of S&T Keys.

Have fun
Ken1963
Go to the menu and make sure that the 'automatically re-route' box is not checked.
If you miss a waypoint, it will just say 'missed waypoint' for a while.
Chunme
Thanks Ken. I tried the delete key trick and it seemed to work. I will be travelling a 1000 miles next week, so I can try different things. I must say I like the auto reroute, my pointer trails by about 30 yards, but it is easy enough to hit the F key.
Ken1963
As a truck driver, there are a lot of places that have ''re-aligned'' the roads, making Streets & Trips believe that it's off-route. Then it wants to re-route you to get back to the ''old roads''.
Chunme
Yeah, thats why I turn off the sound. But since I switched from using my laptop to a netbook, the pointer is way off even on old roads in cities. At a full stop it indicates 7 or 8 MPH. I don't think the netbook is processing the signal fast enough, I am just mentally allowing for it. I suppose one day these things will be perfect, until then it is still better than a map and a list of turns, but I still love maps thats why I feel Trips is better than a Garmin.
Marvin Hlavac
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At a full stop it indicates 7 or 8 MPH.
That was a version 2009 issue. It was corrected for v.2010.
Chunme
Thanks Marvin, that's good to know.
Bud33
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At a full stop it indicates 7 or 8 MPH. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I posted the following over on the S&T forum...What I didn't say was at times, when I stop, the GPS continues to move iraticaly at about 5 to 8 MPH.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I I am using S&T 2010 on an e-machine laptop and tracking with the GiSTEQ USB GPS Receiver (Also known as Canmore GT-730F I think). I have it plugged directly into the Laptop and use inside my motor home sitting on the Dog House between Driver and Passenger. I am not using an extension cable. The GPS will pick up Satellites quickly and USUALLY track fine - - - -BUT - - - - once in a while, without warning the little arrow will take off cross country not following the road even closely. Then just as quickly,it will move back to the road. The only thing I can think of is that it is losing a Satellite lock for the short time it goes off track and then regains it. The indicated speed is also affected as is the compass heading. Has anyone else experienced this and if so did you find a solution? I am think of buying a 6 foot extension cable to move the Dongle away from the laptop and closer to the windshield for a closer view of the sky. The Mo Ho has a fiberglass shell by the way!
tcassidy
It is often a problem caused by radio noise generated by the laptop itself as well as poor placement of the GPS. You problems should be reduced considerably when you use an extension USB cable to move the GPS away from the laptop and to a better sky view position.

Terry
Marvin Hlavac


Bud, don't get fooled by the fact that your USB GPS stick acquires signal quite fast sometimes, and it even works well usually.

By having the USB GPS stick plugged directly (with out a USB extension cable) into your laptop's USB port, you are exposing it to your laptop's RF interference and you are depriving it of better reception which could be achieved by placing it for example on the dashboard closer to the windshield.
MisterMoonlight
ken1963 said:
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Go to the menu and make sure that the 'automatically re-route' box is not checked.
If you miss a waypoint, it will just say 'missed waypoint' for a while.
There is a difference of using the delete key trick by using S&T Keys free addon and just setting the auto reroute box not checked and ignoring the warning.

Deleting the waypoint to skip it ahead of time will recalculate a new route from the current gps location and makes sure you are driving a planned optimized route on the map to reach the next waypoint after the one skipped.

Only skipping (by doing nothing and driving a different road for example that does not go through the waypoint we want to skip) the waypoint can make you driving on an unplanned route to reach the next waypoint, unassisted (if the auto reroute option is off. If you are using the F3 key to reroute in this condition, you may be rerouted to the old skipped waypoint which is not good neither).

This is why the delete key trick with S&T Keys explained above has some benefit (if you don't mind going through a new route recalculation)...
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