Internal GUI

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The Internal Gui is designed to be used on small devices such as the Nokia NSeries tablets or OpenMoko devices. It is still in heavy development and as such some features are either not yet fully implelmented yet or are not functoning. The purpose of this page is to give a "preview" of what the internal gui looks like so a new user can get a basic understanding of how it is supposed to work.

Start Up

When Navit is first started using the Internal Gui one should see (depending on the skin you have selected to use) something similar to the image below.

N810-OSD-Home.png

Main Menu

The main menu is accessed by a single click (or tap for touch screen) anywhere on the map. From here all other sub-menus and actions are accessible.

Actions

The Actions Menu brings up several sub menus that is focused primarily on routing and location finding.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks provide a convenient way to store often used destinations.

Globe

The glob represents the location on the map that was just clicked. There are several actions that can be taken from this sub menu.

Car

The car icon is representative of the GPS location that the device currently has. Several actions can be taken from this sub menu.

Town

The town icon allows for searching for different cities within your map set. Once a town is located and selected another sub menu will come up allowing for a street to be found within that town.

Quit

Closes Navit.

Settings

The settings menu provides several sub menus to allow for certain aspects of how Navit operates to be modified. Note that at this time there is only a limited set of options that can be changed through these sub menus. In order to change settings not currently available in this sub-menu it is necessary to modify the navit.xml file. At some point in the future a more robust settings menu will be implemented that will allow for configuring Navit through a gui instead of the navit.xml file.

Display

Layout

Layout allows for different layout options specified in the navit.xml file to be shown on the map. Different layouts can be used for different reasons including allowing one to see other friends position (if their GPS data specified in the layout tag). Note that layout options MUST be enabled in the navit.xml file before they can be turned on or off in this menu. The three items in the screen shot below are layout options listed in the navit.xml file but are currently disabled in the navit.xml file.

Window Mode

Changes Navit from Windowed Mode to Full Screen and vice versa. Note that this can also be accomplished from the map itself using the "window" icon.

3D

This is a toggle button that enables / disables drawing the map in either a 2D mode or a 3D mode. Currently the only way to modify the "tilt" for the 3D mode is to modify the navit.xml file.

Maps

Displays the maps that are specified in the navit.xml file and allows for enabling/disabling those maps.

Vehicle

Brings up a menu showing what GPS device is currently being used for the current vehicle.

Rules

Tools

Route

Description

Height Profile