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How to remove icons from H2O screen

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Gadgetman

Anybody know how to take the icons and associated waypoint name down from the screen. I have been trying to use the lakemaster chip but whenever I get close to any previous waypoints I have on the lake the icon and waypoint name come up and make it very hard to read the contour lines in the area. Is there a way to hide them when you dont want to see them, and bring them back when you want them again?

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Tippman

I don't believe there is any way to hide them when you don't want to see them. It would be nice if they were represented as dots once you zoom out, I know what you mean about them getting in the way. Mille Lacs as well as other bodies of water are nothing but waypoints on my screen when zoomed out.

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Gadgetman

Even if the actually icon couldnt be hidden it would be great if the names could be made to disappear. Like you say when I look at some of my favorite lakes they are just one big jumble of letters. If it was just the icon, say the one little fish one, it wouldnt be too bad. I just have to believe that there is a way. Maybe I will have to call Lowrance. If nothing else maybe it would give them an idea for a future upgrade

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schweady

Menu -> Map Categories Drawn... -> Uncheck 'My Waypoints,' 'My Icons,' 'My Trails,' or whatever category you want. Maybe you need to be in Advanced Mode.. ?

I'm hoping that a future software update on these units includes more usable waypoint icon choices and that the waypoint icons would get smaller as you zoom out, maybe just colored dots.. ?

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Gadgetman

Thanks Schweady, I guess that I never got into that area...that helps a lot. I think that I will leave the icon up and just eliminate the name of the point. I agree with you that it would be nice if it just automatically disappeared at a certain scale of zoom. But I am much happier now. Thanks again

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FL SNIPER

I just got an H2OC and a lakemaster chip. Is there a way to remove the pop-up lake name that pops up right above the curser when looking at a map. I think its usually in a yellow text box...just kind of annoying. I tried many things but couldn't figure it out yet. If anyone knows...please post. Thanks! FL Sniper

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Ralph Wiggum

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I just got an H2OC and a lakemaster chip. Is there a way to remove the pop-up lake name that pops up right above the curser when looking at a map. I think its usually in a yellow text box...just kind of annoying. I tried many things but couldn't figure it out yet. If anyone knows...please post. Thanks! FL Sniper


Try this:

Ok here you go this will fix it. There is a bug in the software I am thinking.

Menu - Map Data - Uncheck Popup map **** Power off

When you turn it back on it will be gone.

There is something wrong that it won't save if you don't power off.

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FL SNIPER

Sweet...I will try that. Ya...I know where you're talking about...I would uncheck the "pop up" box and go back to the map and the pop ups would still be there...so then I go back to the menu and the "pop up" box would still be checked. I thought maybe it was because I was in some "easy" mode or some default setting. Thank you very much Ralph...I hope it works like you say! How the heck you figure that out? And is there any other unique things like that?

Thanks again...I will try it out tonight and let you know.

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Ralph Wiggum

I actually got the tip from a friend. I haven't tried it on mine yet.

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FL SNIPER

Ralph,

It worked! Thank you and please thank your buddy for me. I would have never figured that out.

FL Sniper

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schweady

Acts exactly the same way on my ExpeditionC. You have to turn it off right after unchecking the box and while you're still on the Map Data page. I remember doing this successfully before, but now with ver. 1.1 of the software installed, it won't do it without this kludge... Lowrance: if you're listening, fix the relative waypoint icon size thing when you fix this one, okay?

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PierBridge

I wonder if this is fixed in the new 1.5 upgrade for H2O's.

Doubtfull!

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schweady

Here's what Lowrance says version 1.5 did for the H2O:

"Fixed the Home Waypoint button in Easy Mode

Includes all features from previous updates, including:

Increased support of Navionics® GOLD charts

Minor power modification

Enhanced support for more electronic charts features

Modified the 'Distance to your destination' feature for smaller units (i.e. feet, meters)

Minor modifications"

It's been nearly a year since the color units got a software upgrade. You'd think there'd be plenty of room in the memory of those things for additional waypoint icon designs, better options for default names of new waypoints, different waypoint sizes, etc etc.

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Ouimon

OMG! That was driving me CRAZY.. The lake name pop up. I will try this, and thanks for the tip! Hey Lowrance GPS customers... I have another question. My Lakemaster chip says I can make one copy for an archive, which I would like to use in my boat GPS unit. For the life of me I can't seem to copy the Lakemaster chip data into a SD card and have it read in my hand held. Has anyone had luck copying it into a useable format with Map Create? Any ideas?

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fishtolive_livetofish

Ouimon,

Lowrance will allow you to make a backup copy of the LEI LakeMaster datafile for your protection only. You can copy the contents of the chip to a file on your hard drive and if something happens to the data file on your chip, you can restore the data file.

The magic behind all this is that there is a code on the chip and only THAT CHIP will display the file on your Lowrance device.

If you attempt to copy the data file to another chip, it is lacking the code and although the Lowrance device will acknowledge the presence of the file, it will not display the data. This is the way they protect their investment and it's a tough nut to crack.

That's the rules as they were explained to me by the Tech Center at Lowrance.

Good Luck

Jack

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Ouimon

Thank You, Jack. I will stop beating my brain against the wall then. It was interesting to see the Gull Lake map on their website has the correct code to display contours in the GPS using a standard SD ram card! I'm no hacker, but I do try to test the system a bit. I even tried saving it as the same file type as the Gull Lake map... Which didn't work either :-)

Thank you for the information! Paul W.

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Me4labonte

was looking for an 06 navionics hotmaps lake card for my h20c. anyone have one available?

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