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Can the blue bar at the bottom of maps be closed in Street Atlas?
EarleH
Can the blue screen at the bottom of maps be done away with in DeLorme Street Atlas 2010? Earle
Marvin Hlavac

Earle, are you referring to the blue area on the bottom of the map? I've never thought of disabling it as I thought it contained important data. But perhaps it is a bit too high, and it may take up a bit too much of screen space on smaller resolution screens, and not leaving much space to display enough of the map.

I'm not aware of a way to disable it or make it smaller. Perhaps someone else will reply with a work around solution.
tcassidy
You can disable 'Use NavMode' (or just click the Nav button) and manually adjust the height of the resulting bar. You do lose 3D though.

Terry
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EarleH
It just doesn't have that much information. I noted that, I think, iGuidance offers a full screen. I guess that having always used Delorme, one doesn't really notice it, or perhaps using a notebook, it appears larger. Anyway, thanks for my only reply. Earle
tcassidy
iGuidance, Mobile PC and CoPilot Live V8 all offer full screen displays. Unfortunately, only CoPilot Live is still available so the choices have narrowed considerably!

Terry
GoneNomad
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Originally Posted by Marvin Hlavac
Earle, are you referring to the blue area on the bottom of the map? I've never thought of disabling it as I thought it contained important data. But perhaps it is a bit too high, and it may take up a bit too much of screen space on smaller resolution screens, and not leaving much space to display enough of the map.

I'm not aware of a way to disable it or make it smaller. Perhaps someone else will reply with a work around solution.
As Terry said, the 'NavMode' = the blue bar, and the problem seems to be that it occupies a fixed, preset pixel height, so as you change to a lower display res. (i.e.: smaller screen, netbook, etc.), the map area is smaller (maybe a lot smaller) than on a higher-res display.

One other way to mitigate this would have been if there was a way to move the individual "panes" around, but you can't do that in Street Atlas or S&T.

The closest thing available in the Street Atlas NavMode is to choose "2D" (which has an optional auto-zoom near turns in "Options->GPS->When tracking..."), and then enlarge the overview pane on the left side, which cuts down the width occupied by the blue bar (which is confined to the area on the right):



There is one other thing that may help: Netbook Mode
Here's what the Street Atlas manual says about Netbook Mode:

"You can use your mapping application with small-screen devices, such as netbooks and UMPCs (Ultra Mobile PCs). If you are installing Street Atlas USA on a netbook or small-screen device, select Netbook Mode as the default mode when you install Street Atlas USA. If you do not select Netbook Mode when you install, you can enable it at any time: Click the Options menu arrow and click Netbook Mode to select the check box. To turn off Netbook Mode, clear the check box. The default interface minimizes the tab area, hides the Control Panel, and shows only the toolbar buttons you need for navigating and tracking on a small screen..."

FWIW, the screen capture that follows this text in the manual still has the blue bar, and I'm not sure it's any smaller.
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