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Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by VCheng, Feb 25, 2020.
Seems the server error is no more, just updated the firmware.
Yeah I noticed this yesterday, but seeing a number of the support pages were still down, I held off thinking the download/upgrade might be tainted. Imho, I'm waiting until we get the all clear from Garmin, just to be safe.
The above was posted a few months ago - but I've just found it as I've taken delivery of my XT and find the track lines are too thin. I've successfully edited the track width but what I can't find is how to switch between the two files. Can anyone help please?
Make sure that the file you edits doesn't have a hidden *.txt file extension and that it ends in *.kmtf. Double check that you gave it a new name like ThemName_Thick.kmtf. Triple check that it is placed in the correct location on your Garmin.
Also, using this tool makes editing themes much easier IMO: https://www.javawa.nl/zumocolors.html.
Fwiw, I have three versions of the file. The original, one edited for 2.0 width, and one edited for 3.0 width, all existing simultaneously. I can easily on the road, drill down and select which to display at any given time. Pretty easy, and frankly how the XT should have came from the factory. That 1.0 is pretty ridiculous.
I've just found it - under Map Themes on the XT
Thank you for the help.
Speaking of themes, I would like to find a theme that emulates the Montana's display. I checked with a buddy to see if his Montana had any *.kmtf files, but no dice. If anyone has any tips, they would be most appreciated.
Great idea on the Montana display - I miss the Shortcuts. Or any hacks which make the banners semi transparent (like the +/- banner). I remember reading about this on an earlier Nuvi but have never seen it for the Zumo's
Nice... What is your thoughts on the width?
Still stock, but if i use the aqua color, under the purple guide one, it is easier to see for me... Thinking a bit wider would be better..
I was able to sync my explorer, and tracks came back... So thats good.. Glad it wasn't me on my end.
Sorry if this has been covered, I searched and found nothing......
Charged my XT the other day, plopped it into the charging mount on my bike, it was turned off, went to go for a ride today, three days later, and the unit was dead, didn’t even charge from the cradle during my ride. Anyone have the power cradle discharge their unit? I have a Gas and leave my Nav 6 in the cradle and it too goes dead in a couple days.
My XT stays in the mount and doesn’t go dead for a week or so at a time while it is in standby. The power to it is independently switched and I leave the power supply off.
You might try turning it fully off instead of on standby.
Thanks, I didn’t even know it had standby, thought it was off , I’ll give it another try. Guess I could read the online manual instead of just doing the “man thing” and playing with it.
Interesting, I am going to keep my eye on the charge status of my unit.
Like you, my XT is kept in the mount. So far I have not noticed any significant discharge. I am assuming (maybe incorrectly) that the unit turns fully off by default. The reason I say this, is because the User Agreement usually, but not always, comes up whenever I turn the ignition key on to start the bike.
I typically leave my history off so I don't really see them. But I do leave mine set at 2.0. nice middle ground when I turn it on, imho.
got ya, thanks....
i almost always have a track of a trip planner route i want to follow. so i have that track display, then let the trip planner route direct me... adds a layer of double checking my desired roads to travel...
i'll set up one for 2.0 and keep the original as well.... thank you again
Fwiw, go ahead and do the two additional versions so you can switch back and forth. It only takes 2 extra minutes.
When I look in my folder, I see:
Pick one, try it and depending on the map layer, you can quickly change as needed.
The reason why I leave it off is, I'm a street guy, and all my Trips/Routes start from home. So over time, virtually all streets in a few miles radius are highlighted so at that point, it doesn't offer much help and it just clutters things.
Now if I was interested in saving a single Track, I'd just log that one route and save it, with the history off.
makes sense, thanks. i'll do that... seems easy enough
i only have 1 track displayed, just for that route that day.... i could imagine the cluttered mess of all the tracks displayed all the time...
If it makes you feel any better, the Montana is even lower priority...!
LOL, I'll settle for tied for last place.
Thank you, nice fit. Good work !