route overlay too thick

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route overlay too thick

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Hi all, new xt user here.
Is there a way to make the pink route indicator thinner? I've been using it for a few days only and I've noticed that the pink indicator hides the road beneath - being larger than the road, I guess - and sometimes makes impossible to precisely know what's coming. Sometimes all I can see it's an average of what's in front of me. Hope you guys understand what I mean :lol:

thank you in advance :)
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They're called themes. I've downloaded several for my 595 model. Give Goggle a go!
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@Stigmata You can try the file 'biker Mike XT-6.kmtf' which i added to this post, the route indicator is smaller than the original one! For explanation: This are so-called 'Theme' files and with them, you can change the look of the map on your Zumo XT. They should be copied to the internal storage of your Zumo XT into the folder 'Themes/Map' - please unpack the added file 'biker Mike XT-6.zip', this should give above mentioned theme file and copy it to the described path on your Zumo XT.

This themes are simple xml-files with parameters, which can be changed to make a different look for just anything shown on the map screen - you can take a look at this page here https://www.javawa.nl/zumocolors.html, where you can upload a .kmtf (Theme) file and make modifications by yourself. I include also a pdf (sorry, only in german) which describes the parameters for the .ktmf files.

There's also Windows program to edit these files - you can get it here: http://www.pinns.co.uk/osm/theme_editor.html

Hope this helps and greetings from Vienna, Austria!
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Rofor wrote: 06 Jun 2021 10:23 Hope this helps and greetings from Vienna, Austria!
Yes indeed!
thank you!
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Stigmata wrote: 06 Jun 2021 09:25 Hi all, new xt user here.
Is there a way to make the pink route indicator thinner? I've been using it for a few days only and I've noticed that the pink indicator hides the road beneath - being larger than the road, I guess - and sometimes makes impossible to precisely know what's coming. Sometimes all I can see it's an average of what's in front of me. Hope you guys understand what I mean :lol:

thank you in advance :)
During one of the recent software updates, track width adjustment on the unit itself was added. I think it was the same update that allows you to customise the buttons on the map screen.
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Can you tell how to do this on the unit please?
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jcp wrote: 08 Jun 2021 12:41 Can you tell how to do this on the unit please?
https://support.garmin.com/en-GB/?faq=0 ... F5sNtlCgRA
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simoncrewe wrote: 09 Jun 2021 09:13
jcp wrote: 08 Jun 2021 12:41 Can you tell how to do this on the unit please?
https://support.garmin.com/en-GB/?faq=0 ... F5sNtlCgRA
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I believe that the track width setting only affects the tracks you create, the user tracklogs and the current track as you are riding it.
The single setting affects the width of all of these tracks.
It does not affect the width of the magenta route as far as I can tell.

editing the theme may be the way to go.

Today, I discovered something really important. I found another way that doesn't work.