Disable POP-UPS while stopped

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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:50 pm

tomzuu wrote:Okey, I can understand, why jasonh didn't give a direct link to #15, he's on iphone, but AlanOfTheBerg?
http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/FAQ# ... _moving.3F

Another thing is why can't it be made turned off like it is for Group pop-ups? But instead you have to disable traffic information at all.

This is just one of dozens of threads about the same issue. The direct link has been posted before, many times. And I tire of posting it repeatedly, especially that day.

Why can't you disable it like group popups? Because that setting is not available to us. Pretty simple. Yes, you have to turn of visual traffic data, but the routing servers still can reroute you due to traffic jams/accidents. You just don't get the alerts.

tomzuu wrote:A red and orange colored nearby streets on the screen while driving gives enough information about traffic on them, I don't need a pop-up for that

I don't really even need the colors. I let Waze handle the routing on the back-end.

tomzuu wrote:Although battery checker needs an option to be disabled. I'm clearly see my battery meter all the time while Waze is running, I don't need a notification pop-up about 30%...

Is this a "feature" of Android? Because on iOS we only have the OS-based notification and that has nothing to with Waze.
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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby tomzuu » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:43 pm

Okey, I can understand, why jasonh didn't give a direct link to #15, he's on iphone, but AlanOfTheBerg?
http://www.waze.com/wiki/index.php/FAQ# ... _moving.3F

Another thing is why can't it be made turned off like it is for Group pop-ups? But instead you have to disable traffic information at all.

Maybe you can add another answer to that question like "To turn off these popups, you need to turn off the "WAZE""

And maybe I'm just another who is totally pissed of by pop-ups, but I completely agree to dsaunder, that when I'm driving "I want to see where I am, where I'm going and what's directly ahead".. or maybe "I can turn earlier, but.. I don't see what's the street name"

A red and orange colored nearby streets on the screen while driving gives enough information about traffic on them, I don't need a pop-up for that.

Although battery checker needs an option to be disabled. I'm clearly see my battery meter all the time while Waze is running, I don't need a notification pop-up about 30%...



jasonh300 wrote:
olestas wrote:In which FAQ?


The one at http://www.Waze.com/wiki

Scroll down a bit and you'll see a link to it.

Once you get into the FAQ, look at item #15.

Via my iPhone 3GS.
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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby jasonh300 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:17 pm

Mike-1323 wrote:
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.


It eliminates the popups, but the routing server still gives me routing based on where the traffic is (or isn't). I don't see roads turning yellow and red anymore, but that doesn't matter to me because I let navigation handle it. I don't go looking for red roads to plan my route around. If I need to do that for any reason, I can always turn it back on.

I'm looking now and I can't see any of the user reported traffic alerts bubbles, accidents, etc on the map.

When I click Menu > Reports, I get a 0.

Now that I'm looking at all this, it's fine for my day to day usage because I don't normally have to do any long trips in heavy traffic, but if I did, I'd have to turn this option back on so I could get some idea of what's going on.
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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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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby jasonh300 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:33 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
dirgela wrote:This feature is so annoying that people will ask it all the time, no FAQs will help, because even after they will read the FAQ they will still not believe this can't be turned off and will ask here if the FAQ is correct :)

The FAQ is pretty clear that it can be turned off. With a FAQ entry, instead of retyping the same answer 1000 times per month, I simply get to write, "read the FAQ" (with link).


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.
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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:32 pm

dirgela wrote:This feature is so annoying that people will ask it all the time, no FAQs will help, because even after they will read the FAQ they will still not believe this can't be turned off and will ask here if the FAQ is correct :)

The FAQ is pretty clear that it can be turned off. With a FAQ entry, instead of retyping the same answer 1000 times per month, I simply get to write, "read the FAQ" (with link).
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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 Daknife » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:00 am

Well you can just turn them off entirely. But if you do want some relevant ones you are correct that better control and specificity is needed. And I still see the occasional pop-up as I'm cruising down a road at speed. No pop-up (other than the standard police or hazard ones) should pop up while I'm moving.
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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby dsaunder » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:37 am

In violent agreement w/ottonomy for all reasons stated!

How can i get Waze to stop showing local events when my vehicle stops?!?!?
It's very distracting! When I stop at a traffic light or pause in traffic, I want to see where I am, where I'm going and what's directly ahead. I don't care that there's a slowdown on a nearby road that I'm not even going to be driving on!! :x

Please, Waze, stop the insanity!
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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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