Feature I didn't know was there.

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  1. HolyGrail

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    Go to Maps, get into street view, click menu, and click on Compass mode. Never knew this was there. ...........Doh! :blink:
     
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    Where are you seeing street view in maps? You are talking about on your droid right?
     
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    Yeah, on my Droid, just hold down on a street, and it should popup with a little popup pic, click that, then click on the man ( looks like a restroom man pic, lol). You should now be in street view.
     
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    Pretty cool I suppose. Would be nice if it calibrated a little differently. Normally you look at your phone at an angle. With compass mode on you'd be looking at the ground unless you hold it straight up in the air like some tourist or off planet visitor running diagnostic scans.
     
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    You have to be in a popular area, not all streets have street view, like small towns and rural area's.
     
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    I have gotten to that feature at some point in the past I couldn't figure out how I did it. Very cool!
     
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    Thanks for the tip, HolyGrail! I had not realized this was an option. Very nice and useful when trying to locate something.

    Mike
     
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    Indeed. I was wondering how you would get into this mode manually. Without going through Navigation mode.
     
  9. gruve

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    Wasn't this feature advertised on one of the Droid commercials when the phone first came out?
     
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    Yea I just noticed this this morning actually, amazing!
     
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    i had no idea you could do street view yet alone the compass mode. awesome