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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby gbrbdpst » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:54 pm

+1
show info about route or disable
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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby BlazeTool » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:26 pm

Has anyone tried tweaking the preferences file and setting the Alert Distance to 0,1, or -1? Or doing something else similar?

The seemingly pertinent lines

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Alerts.Alert Distance: 600
Alerts.Police Alert Distace: 600
Alerts.Hazard Alert Distace: 600
Alerts.Accident Alert Distace: 2000
Alerts.Heavy Traffic Alert Distace: 3000


Unfortunately, I am unable to test it myself today.
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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby Mike-1323 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:26 am

BlazeTool wrote:Has anyone tried tweaking the preferences file and setting the Alert Distance to 0,1, or -1? Or doing something else similar?

The seemingly pertinent lines

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Alerts.Alert Distance: 600
Alerts.Police Alert Distace: 600
Alerts.Hazard Alert Distace: 600
Alerts.Accident Alert Distace: 2000
Alerts.Heavy Traffic Alert Distace: 3000


Unfortunately, I am unable to test it myself today.

I believe those are the distances for the pop-ups while driving. I mean, if you're driving down a road and a hazard has been reported ahead, then when you're 600m away the little box will pop up and the voice will say 'hazard reported ahead' (or something similar).
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R: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby m4rc072 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:09 pm

absolutely! You must make sure to only activate the pop-up alerts on my itinerary.
especially in view of the arrival of ads pop up, I think that a company is willing to pay for a notice of a potential customer who can stop at the store.

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Re: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby fullrulle » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:27 pm

BlazeTool wrote:Has anyone tried tweaking the preferences file and setting the Alert Distance to 0,1, or -1? Or doing something else similar?

The seemingly pertinent lines

Code: Select all
Alerts.Alert Distance: 600
Alerts.Police Alert Distace: 600
Alerts.Hazard Alert Distace: 600
Alerts.Accident Alert Distace: 2000
Alerts.Heavy Traffic Alert Distace: 3000


Unfortunately, I am unable to test it myself today.


Change this line in the preference file to remove the pop-ups while stopped:
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Popups.Min speed Knots: -1
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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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R: Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby m4rc072 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:22 am

+1

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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 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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Disable POP-UPS while stopped

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:04 am

How to turn them off is posted in the FAQ. And other threads.
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