Disable POP-UPS while stopped

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Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby sdschramm » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:39 pm

Whenever I am at a red light or stopped in traffic, Waze keeps popping up messages from all over the place. They are not helpful to me, they are distracting. Especially when it is reporting things 10+ miles away. (I'm in the city, so 10 miles is a long ways)

I looked though the menus and have tried disabling these screens but they are still appearing.

How can I stop these pop-ups?

Thanks,

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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby ottonomy » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:40 pm

In crowded metropolitan areas, such as my native downtown Los Angeles, a 5 mile radius may contain dozens of relatively fresh alerts at a given moment during rush hour. I do find local alerts to be helpful and/or interesting at times, but as others in this thread have commented, they can be both distracting and frustrating when they begin popping up in rapid succession at every stop.

The fleeting moments when I am stopped in traffic or waiting for lights to change are the times when I am most often taking the opportunity to fiddle with the map view and get my bearings or pan around, and see if I agree with the route that Waze has chosen for me. Pop-ups on these occasions are irritating, and I'm among those who would like the option to switch them off entirely. In my case, I'd prefer that it not be buried too far in the settings, because I'd like to be able to turn such alerts on and off at my whim, but wherever and however, it's apparent that this is something wanted by a substantial number of Waze users. Either a much smaller radius option, an en-route only option, or a way to shut them completely off (better yet, all of the above choices).
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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby Olestas » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:30 am

Oh so thats what happened. Too bad waze does not put those texts in some common place, so we can see whats happening... we can not search thousands of topics and find what did they write...
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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby Olestas » Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:15 am

Well, now if you select popups only on your route, they are shown much less.
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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby Olestas » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:02 pm

In which FAQ?
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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby Olestas » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:31 pm

It seems I have found how to disable all notifications at all - menu/settings/advanced/data transfer/download traffic info - remove tick. Thats all. I did not receive any data. Routes work, but nothin else is displayed. Nothing at all. A little bit empty, but if someone really wants to disable everything :D
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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby Olestas » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:06 am

TOtall agree. But there were hundreds of these requests.. and developers surprisingly keep ignoring this simple thing. Just put disable button.
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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby Nocty » Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:33 am

I am starting to see pop ups (when before I wasn't) for items >50km away in the opposite direction, not even close to an area that I've driven in (with or without Waze). I have checked the appropriate settings (as mentioned here and in the FAQ) and cannot see why it has changed after a month or so of no problems.
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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby mwburn » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:38 pm

I live in a fairly "sparse" waze area (I rarely see any other wazers on the map), and today for the first time in 6 months, I got a popup while stopped and it was for an incident 30 miles away and in the opposite direction I was heading (my radius setting is 5 miles).

I concur.
I'd be ranked higher if I drove more than 5 miles to work. :-(
But I only have to drive 5 miles to work. :-)

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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby Mike-1323 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:05 pm

jasonh300 wrote:I tried what the FAQ suggested and haven't noticed any other ill effects like lack of traffic avoidance. It was pretty seamless, other than that I don't get those annoying popups anymore.

Do you still have real-time traffic conditions and user reports showing up? I though that the FAQ solution eliminated those as well.
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