customize tomtom menu


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I like a lot of things about my tomtom 720. It seems to have lots and lots of useful options. The problem i have with that is that i feel that their menu decisions were very poor. Putting Clear route on the 3rd page of options does not match how i use the system.

I know that tomtom runs linux, so i am sure there has to be some way to adjust which page the options are on. I found tomtom menu designer (TomTom Menu Designer Beta 1.12) but it is from 2007 and doesn't say that it supports the GO720. I am not sure where i would even put the new menu structure that is created from this program.

I was hoping someone could help me get the cancel route button 1 click from the navigation screen.

TIA
Logan
 
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Do some scouting around in the 3rd party application forum.
 
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You need to put a folder in the root of the device named "SdkRegistry" (without the "" and watch the upper/ lower case of the letters), into this you put a file named TomTom.mnu which contains text detailing which items you want on each page, you can edit this by opening the .mnu file with NotePad on the computer. Please note you will lose HelpMe and MapShare as these two functions are not supported by custom menu.

A custom menu text will look like this:

MENUBLOCK|BLOCK_MAIN|BTM_GPS_POSITION|
MENUPAGE|TASK_PAGE1|Main menu 1 of 3|
MENUITEM|TASK_NAVIGATE_TO|
MENUITEM|TASK_MENU_FIND_ALTERNATIVES|
MENUITEM|TASK_DELETE_ROUTE|
MENUITEM|TASK_MENU_ROUTE_INSTRUCTIONS|
MENUITEM|TASK_MENU_PREFERENCES|
MENUITEM|TASK_PAGE2|
MENUPAGE|TASK_PAGE2|Main menu 2 of 3|
MENUITEM|TASK_SERVICE_LOGIN|
MENUITEM|TASK_MENU_PHONE|
MENUITEM|TASK_MULTIMEDIA|
MENUITEM|TASK_SHOW_MAP|
MENUITEM|TASK_ITINERARY|
MENUITEM|TASK_PAGE3|
MENUPAGE|TASK_PAGE3|Main menu 3 of 3|
MENUITEM|TASK_MENU_PLAN_ATOB|
MENUITEM|TASK_PAGE1|


You can move the lines around to suit waht you want, or add extra functionality from the list at the end of this post, should you want to really mess around with a custom menu and have your own icons and text under each icon then the above menu would look like this:

MENUBLOCK|BLOCK_MAIN|BTM_GPS_POSITION|
MENUPAGE|TASK_PAGE1|Main menu 1 of 3|
MENUITEM|TASK_NAVIGATE_TO|"Navigate_To.bmp"|"Navigate To..."|
MENUITEM|TASK_MENU_FIND_ALTERNATIVES|"Find_Alternate.bmp"|"Find Alternative"|
MENUITEM|TASK_DELETE_ROUTE|"Clear_Route.bmp"|"Clear Route"|
MENUITEM|TASK_MENU_ROUTE_INSTRUCTIONS|"View_Route.bmp"|"View Route"|
MENUITEM|TASK_MENU_PREFERENCES|"Change_Preferences.bmp"|"Change Preferences"|
MENUITEM|TASK_PAGE2|
MENUPAGE|TASK_PAGE2|Main menu 2 of 3|
MENUITEM|TASK_SERVICE_LOGIN|"TomTom_Services.bmp"|"Tomom Services"|
MENUITEM|TASK_MENU_PHONE|"Mobile_Phone.bmp"|"Mobile Phone"|
MENUITEM|TASK_MULTIMEDIA|"Music_and_Media.bmp"|"Music and Media"|
MENUITEM|TASK_SHOW_MAP|"Browse_Map.bmp"|"Browse Map"|
MENUITEM|TASK_ITINERARY|"Itinerary_Planning.bmp"|"Multi-Stop Planning"|
MENUITEM|TASK_PAGE3|
MENUPAGE|TASK_PAGE3|Main menu 3 of 3|
MENUITEM|TASK_MENU_PLAN_ATOB|"Prepare_Route.bmp"|"Prepare Route"|
MENUITEM|TASK_PAGE1|


In the SdkRegistry folder you would also have to put a full set of bmp icon files, the above command set was one I used when I decided to put a set of icons off the 940 on my 720, it never did look quite right but it did work, I still have all the individual icons on the PC!

You can highlight either of the above menu text examples above then right click and select "copy" start NotePad, right click and select Paste then save the file as TomTom (your computer will assign the file type as .txt you can change this to .mnu using Windows Explorer (Right click and select "ReName" then change the file extension, don't worry about Windows telling you its not a good idea) - Mike

For a full set of custom menu lines:

TASK_NONE
TASK_EMPTY
BTM_GPS_POSITION
BTM_DONE
BTM_TRAFFIC_INFO
TASK_MENU_PREFERENCES
TASK_SWITCH_ASN
TASK_SET_VOICE
TASK_SET_LANGUAGE
TASK_SET_DIST_UNITS
TASK_SET_CLOCK_TYPE
TASK_SET_GEO
TASK_SWITCH_TIPS
TASK_SET_VOLUME
TASK_SWITCH_SOUND
TASK_SHOW_STATUS
TASK_SHOW_GPS_STATUS
TASK_SET_BRIGHTNESS
TASK_SET_BACKLIGHT
TASK_RESET_SETTINGS
TASK_SWITCH_BLUETOOTH
TASK_SWITCH_CLOCK
TASK_LEFTHANDED
TASK_ROTATE_DISPLAY
TASK_SET_KEYBOARD_SIZE
TASK_SET_KEYBOARD_TYPE
TASK_SET_PROMPT
TASK_SET_COMPASS
TASK_SET_STATUS
TASK_SWITCH_NIGHTVIEW
TASK_SET_COLOR_SCHEMES
TASK_SET_DAY_COLOR_SCHEME
TASK_SET_NIGHT_COLOR_SCHEME
TASK_CHANGE_HOME_LOCATION
TASK_MAINTAIN_FAVORITES
TASK_ADD_FAVORITE
TASK_SET_SAFETY_SPEED
TASK_SWITCH_2D3D
TASK_SET_MAP
TASK_DELETE_MAP
TASK_SHOW_MAP
TASK_SET_HIDEMAP
TASK_SWITCH_POI
TASK_CONFIGURE_POI
TASK_MAINTAIN_POI
TASK_MENU_RECALC_BLOCK
TASK_AVOID_ROUTE_LINE
TASK_PLAN_VIA
TASK_MENU_FIND_ALTERNATIVES
TASK_ASK_CHANGE_OWNER
TASK_MENU_TRAFFIC
TASK_TRAFFIC_SETTINGS
TASK_TRAFFIC_ENABLE
TASK_TRAFFIC_UPDATE
TASK_TRAFFIC_REPLAN
TASK_TRAFFIC_VIEW
TASK_TRAFFIC_EXPLAIN
TASK_RDSTMC_SELECT_COUNTRY
TASK_NAVIGATE_TO
TASK_MENU_PLAN_ATOB
TASK_DELETE_ROUTE
TASK_CONFIRM_DELETE_ROUTE
TASK_SET_TOLL
TASK_SET_PLANTYPE
TASK_SET_CRADLE
TASK_SHOW_ROUTE_DEMO
TASK_MENU_ROUTE_INSTRUCTIONS
TASK_SHOW_ROUTE_INSTRUCTIONS
TASK_STEP_ROUTE_INSTRUCTIONS
TASK_ABOUT
TASK_ITINERARY
TASK_TUTORIAL
TASK_EXIT_APP
TASK_SET_NAME_DISPLAY
TASK_SHOW_WEATHER
TASK_MANAGE_MAPS
TASK_MENU_DOWNLOAD
TASK_DOWNLOAD_MAP
TASK_DOWNLOAD_POI
TASK_DOWNLOAD_VOICE
TASK_DOWNLOAD_SCHEME
TASK_DOWNLOAD_VERSION_NUMBER
TASK_SERVICE_LOGIN
TASK_HELP_GENERAL
TASK_HELP_MAINMENU
TASK_HELP_MAPBROWSER
TASK_HELP_ZOOMING
TASK_HELP_TRAFFIC
TASK_HELP_ITINERARY
TASK_HELP_PLANNING
TASK_MENU_PHONE
TASK_PAIR_WITH_PHONE
TASK_DIAL_POI
BLOCK_MAIN
BLOCK_PREF
BLOCK_CURSOR
TASK_SDK
TASK_PAGE
TASK_BUDDIES
TASK_DOC_BROWSER
TASK_IMAGE_BROWSER
TASK_IPOD
TASK_JUKEBOX
TASK_MULTIMEDIA
TASK_PLAN_TO_MAPLOC
TASK_NEARBY_POICAT
TASK_CENTER_ON_MAP
TASK_DO_ADD_FAVOURITE
TASK_CURSOR_INTO_POI
TASK_TRAVEL_VIA
MENUBLOCK
MENUPAGE
MENUITEM
 
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Thanks for the great info. I am going to play around with creating a menu. If I decide I want to go back to the original, would I simply remove the SdkRegistry folder?
 
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To revert to a normal menu simply rename the TomTom.mnu file to something like TomTom_old.mnu and you will be back to normal - No need to delete the file or the folder - Mike
 
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Thanks for all this information.

I have a 350 xl and I would like to know witch command I have to use, if you know, to change the screen orientation in 2D, to drive towards the top of the screen.

Thank you
 

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