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Streets & Trips 2009 instructions repeating rapidly
countrybob
Trying 2009 and the phrase "Proceed to Route" and "Off Route" repeat over and over as fast as the laptop can get them out... On my 2006 version on the same machine these phrases repeat about every minute until you either get to the starting point or return to the route. Has anyone else experienced this or have a solution.

Thanks
Bob
Rob
Just to confirm..I am having exactly the same thing happening. I guess we should pop a bug report in at Microsoft.
countrybob
Strange as it sounds I am glad I am not the only one having this problem. I was really considering the upgrade until this started and it can be real annoying... Even with the "sweet & sexy" voice option it gets old real quick!
Larry
Hi Rob and Bob,

Do you have automatic re-routing turned off?
If so, you can hit <F7> to keep Microsoft Anna quiet . When you are ready to hear from her again press <F7> to let her start speaking again.

Another option would be to force a 1 time recalculation of new directions by pressing <F3>.

Hope that helps,
Larry
countrybob
Larry thanks for the input but a lot of times I am off route just at a rest stop for instance and yea I guess I could shut her up... (or have her sit in the back seat with the other female.....) just kidding... but I would just like to see Microsoft fix the problem if it is a bug...
Rob
Hi Larry,

Thx for the tip..and YES I do have auto reroute turned off..

As Bob said, I also usually go off route to grab a quick cup of coffee or take a bit of a detour around construction or accident etc... and an 'OFF ROUTE' message every second is a bit much.

Rob
Larry
Yes - I agree Anna's prompting in this scenario is a bit much. I have reported this to the team to evaluate for next release. Until then the <F7> toggle is your friend. :-)
countrybob
Larry,
Two questions when you say "next Release" tell me you are not saying "S&T 2010" and if not, is there any way of tracking this fix, ie has it been accepted for coding, rejected, "WAD" etc?
Thanks
Bob
supersurfr
with autoreroute this happens another thing I have had happen is S&T will freeze up if I am off route for very long, such as when fueling ( maybe because of the program possibly my cheap laptop, originally shipped with win 98).These should be priority updates not next version fixes
Moose_Master
I don't want to open a new thread but the 09 is really annoying when it comes to be off route. Let's say if I got detoured from my rout (work site or something) the voice it says endless "of route" . If the off route is taking 10 minutes i will hear one every second "off route". so 10 min is 600 sec so 600 times i hear "off route" ....

Is this happen only to me or there is something wrong.

I forgot to mention that I turned "auto-rerouting" off.

Thanks

Moose
MisterMoonlight
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I don't want to open a new thread but the 09 is really annoying when it comes to be off route. Let's say if I got detoured from my rout (work site or something) the voice it says endless "of route" . If the off route is taking 10 minutes i will hear one every second "off route". so 10 min is 600 sec so 600 times i hear "off route" ....
Another user has also reported this problem in this thread (and Larry from microsoft acknowledged the problem). I am suffering from this new bug also which is really annoying because i am never using the feature "auto-rerouting" myself
The workaround sugested by microsoft in this situation is to turn the voice off (F7 key) while in navigation mode. You can turn it on later (don't forget it because it will stay off forever later) once you are coming back on the route...
Marvin Hlavac
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Originally Posted by MisterMoonlight
Another user has also reported this problem...
As you were typing the above, I was moving Moose's posting here from another thread.

Quote:
The workaround sugested by microsoft in this situation is to turn the voice off (F7 key) while in navigation mode. You can turn it on later (don't forget it because it will stay off forever later) once you are coming back on the route...
Worth repeating, very important. Sometimes people accidentally hit F7-key (mute), and then for ever they wonder why Streets & Trips doesn't give voice direction prompts unless they press the space bar.
MisterMoonlight
Marvin,

Yes i was mystified that the thread moved and the text i was writing make no sense after that, so i edit it so it looks more intelligent :rofl"
Marvin Hlavac
We were both typing at the same time. Great minds...
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