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Google "Maps" issues

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2' started by Ski-me, Sep 2, 2010.

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    I hope there are solutions but if not, these definitely need to be added into a software upgrade.

    Three things I can't seem to fix:

    1) Can we increase the font size on the map so we can read it when the phone is in the car cradle. I zoom in but the font then "re-sizes" to a smaller one. Also, the traffic flow lines thin out as well.....these need to stay thicker so we can read it.

    2) Can we set the map to always "track forward"? This is easier to read if the icon was going in the same direction as the vehicle.

    3) Can the backscreen have the colors reversed at night? It's too bright to have a white background map in the dark. (Garmin switches to a dark mode at sunset).

    Please note that items 1 & 2 are only during "no navigation".....when I am actually using the navigation, the font and tracking up, actually work very nicely!

    Thanks!
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    I used to have the same problem until I realized that I should have been using the navigation app instead of maps.

    Once you load the nav app, click on the icon in the top right corner. It will display the nav map without the need for a destination. Larger fonts, heading up and better colors for driving.

    The maps program isn't really designed for the car environment like the nav app is.
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    OK! That looks much better, thanks! Do I always need to hit the "navigation app" while in the car cradle or can I default it to go there instead of "maps?" For now, I did add it to the car dock menu so I can launch it quickly while there....

    Also, is there a way to get rid of the extra top menu bar displaying "Destination flag, mic icon and layer icon?" It seems to take up precious display "real estate."

    Man, I'm really starting to like this phone over my old BB Storm!
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    Not sure on the default setting because I haven't played with the stock car mode too much. I use an app called custom car home that lets you select which apps to populate the car dock screen with.

    As far as getting rid of the bar menu on top, I have not found a way as of yet, but I would like to.
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