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    Question GPS Status indicator?

    Is there a way (With Road Runner code, and no external scripts) to show a GPS Status indicator? I am looking for a simple way to determine if there is a solid satellite lock. This means 3 or more satellites locked. I am looking for more than just the label that shows the satellites currently locked.

    I would like to use an indicator in conjunction with this, if there are 3 or more locked then the indicator is "on" if 2 or less then the indicator would be "off", that would be ideal. I could settle for an indicator just showing if GPS is available or not (1 or more sat's locked)

    Even better would be a by using a signal strength "slider", similar to the battery level meter, XM & Sirius satellite strength, Volume ect.

    I could easily do this with an AutoIt script polling RR, doing the logic, and sending back commands to rr to turn an indicator on and off, but thats just one more thing that would have to be running all the time in the tray, or at the very least yet another timer event to fire at a given interval.

    Any suggestions?
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    Use the "HEADING" indicator

    it only comes on when you have a lock
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    Thanks Chuck,

    Copied from From SkinCommands.txt:

    "HEADING" - Indicates the most aproximate heading and displays the propper image for it (N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW -- JPGs on the SKIN's folder)
    This is a bit different than the "normal" indicator with just on and off state. So just make an on image and save it 8 times with the different names? Or can you just put the indicator over a location, and it will display what is in the on skin image?
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    John,

    Please excuse me if you already knew this, I am NOT a RR developer at all.

    In Skin Commands, there is the following:

    "GPSSAT" - GPS Satellites used (this is 0 if GPS has no valid info) (Road Runner Only)

    Could you use this?

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    if need be i could easily add one with an on/off state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jswalls110 View Post
    John,

    Please excuse me if you already knew this, I am NOT a RR developer at all.

    In Skin Commands, there is the following:

    "GPSSAT" - GPS Satellites used (this is 0 if GPS has no valid info) (Road Runner Only)

    Could you use this?

    Jeff
    thats a label not an indicator
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    Right, but it does give an on/off indicator for his worst case scenerio of any lock at all regardless of number of satellites, correct?

    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWPB View Post
    Thanks Chuck,

    Copied from From SkinCommands.txt:



    This is a bit different than the "normal" indicator with just on and off state. So just make an on image and save it 8 times with the different names? Or can you just put the indicator over a location, and it will display what is in the on skin image?
    You would have to do the 8 .jpg thing for the on and the off would be whatever’s on the skin.
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    ok do the photoshop part you like...give me the 2 jpg's and i will do it for you in flash.

    oups you said no external scripts

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    so is there an easy way to add an on/off GPS signal indicator as described by the OP? I'm already using the heading indicator to display the heading.

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