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    MediaCar's On screen keyboard is odd type?

    Hey this is probably a stupid question for all you guys that have been using MediaCar for a long time but here it is. I am using MapPoint and when I go into the route planning menu or anyother for that matter. When I click in a field to bring up the on screen keyboard. It is not the standard US keyboard layout I take this as being because the software wasn't writen for the english language. Is there a way to change this setup that a non programing background such as myself can do. Also a bonus question. (as if you wanted one). I really like RoadRunner but when I use it with Mappoint the map loads behind the program and I cannot see it unless I shut down Roadrunner. does anyone know how to fix this problem???

    Thanks for being so understanding ahead of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Impalaman
    Also a bonus question. (as if you wanted one). I really like RoadRunner but when I use it with Mappoint the map loads behind the program and I cannot see it unless I shut down Roadrunner. does anyone know how to fix this problem???

    Thanks for being so understanding ahead of time.
    Is it running enbedded ? that is: under the launch bar with date/time etc ?? or is it just running maximized or at normal size (without adjusting itself to the screen) ?

    I use mappoint (sometimes) and never had a problem with it.. I use it on the launch screen (cause built in support is not ready yet) and it has always worked for me...

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    I am running it embedded. I do however think that it does the same thing when running from the launch menu. I will check though. Since you are here I have a addon for Mappoint that does audible directions is there a script that needs to run when the program loads? It is the AGPS addin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Impalaman
    I am running it embedded. I do however think that it does the same thing when running from the launch menu. I will check though. Since you are here I have a addon for Mappoint that does audible directions is there a script that needs to run when the program loads? It is the AGPS addin
    I've used AGPS before as far as I know, you have to start it from Mappoint's menu then hit "Start GPS" on the addin window... Mine doesn't work (anymore) cause it's past its trial date (I think)...

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    I ran mappoint from the Launch Menu and it loaded on top I will just have to make my windows Min and Max buttons bigger so I can use my very large fingers. The only thing I like about MediaCar (non-roadrunner) is that it Loads Mappoint embedded and has the interface where I can do most of the Mappoint functions and the onscreen keyboard. Is that something that Roadrunner will ever have. (It probably does now I just can't use it). I just can't make myself pay 180 bucks for Destinator. I cant seem to find where to buy Routis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Impalaman
    I ran mappoint from the Launch Menu and it loaded on top I will just have to make my windows Min and Max buttons bigger so I can use my very large fingers. The only thing I like about MediaCar (non-roadrunner) is that it Loads Mappoint embedded and has the interface where I can do most of the Mappoint functions and the onscreen keyboard. Is that something that Roadrunner will ever have. (It probably does now I just can't use it). I just can't make myself pay 180 bucks for Destinator. I cant seem to find where to buy Routis.
    I intend to add MapPoint support sometime... just busy now, getting the rest of the software to work first.. Destinator 3 is $110 on froogle (maybe cheaper (Trial is $15) -- not trying to give you any ideas).. it's better >>by far<< than MapPoint... I do have StreetFinder (came with my deluo GPS) and it also works fine.. I do have to agree MediaCar has a very nice MapPoint interface... in fact, you just gave me me an idea.. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by guino
    in fact, you just gave me me an idea.. haha

    I think I might Like the Idea.

    I can imagine you can get pretty busy. I am just greatfull that you are willing to help people like me out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Impalaman
    I think I might Like the Idea.

    I can imagine you can get pretty busy. I am just greatfull that you are willing to help people like me out.
    Hehe, here's what I did..
    -went in MediaCar, set it up to use MapPoint as default GPS,
    -Setup correct settings for mappoint.
    -Selected the same (model) skin I use in RoadRunner (but for MediaCar)
    -Changed in MediaCar General Settings of to start on the GPS screen.
    -Went on my skin's menu.skin file (Road Runner) and changed the GPS button to from "GPS" to:
    "LOAD;EXTERNAL_GPS.SKIN;MAP POINT;C:\program files\mediacar\mediacar.exe;MediaCar"

    The result is mediacar running "Enbedded" in Road Runner with the mappoint open and the controls accessible on the bottom. You can even switch between screens and all but the Player controls on MediaCar don't work (duh) and you have to close mediacar (main screen) when closing it (or it stays around running)... it was fun though, I think I'm going to make a "temporary" interface for mediacar's mappoint screen..

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    Hey I knew I would like that Idea. It aint pretty but I will take it. You have been a big help I will keep an eye out for any new versions that you might have Mappoint setup in. If you get the time that is.
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