Track Width - Easy to edit

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Track Width - Easy to edit

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After using my XT for a couple of weeks, I decided that the width of a track, when displayed on the screen, was too thin to be able to see with a quick glance of the screen. Since I will be using the XT both for on-road and off-road navigation, tracks will be a regular part of my use.

It's pretty easy to crate a new Map Theme that increases the width of the track.

If you can access the internal storage of the XT, you will find a folder that contains all of the Map Themes. (you need Android File Transfer if you use a MAC to be able to see the internal storage on the XT (not sure about Windows).
Make a copy of the Garmin.kmtf file on the desktop of your computer.
Open that file with Text Editor
The very last entry is for Track Display - Change the scale from 1.0 to 3.0
Back at the top of the text file, you will see another field for Name - It will say Garmin - I changed mine to Thick
Save the file
I then also renamed the file to Thick.kmtf
Then you copy that new theme file into the same folder where you got the copy of Garmin.kmtf
Turn on your XT
Go to Settings
Go to Map & Vehicle Preferences
Go to Map Theme
Select Thick

Next time you open a map, it will display the track line 3 times wider than before.

Fairly easy, if you are comfortable copying, renaming and editing text files with a text editor.
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Re: Track Width - Easy to edit

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[mention]TripleThreat719[/mention], Thank you!
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[mention]Tom Schmitz[/mention] Welcome...

I also have the file saved if anyone wants me to just email it to them as an attachment...
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I might give that a try, is there a way to change the colour of the track?
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Yes - You can change the color of the track at the time you tell the Zumo to Display it Onscreen. It's one of the choices in the existing menu set.
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expanding on Triple Threat's 'thicker track' mod, I've tried it myself and his instructions worked great, I decided to thicken my 'track' line to 2.00, and tried it in two different colours and saved both modded United Kingdom files , in the UK an orange track stands out well as no other roads are this colour (your country may be different),
use Google to find Hex codes to set your preferred colours.

Great hack Triple Threat 👍
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I've just been playing around with the colour and track width mod. thinking that the it would effect my imported/saved tracks as mentioned by TripleThreat719 on 23 May 2020, 19:19 .
The only tracks that change colour on my garmin are the ' where I've been' paper-trail tracks and not the imported tracks
Am I missing something here?
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Tac wrote: 12 Jun 2020 13:17 I've just been playing around with the colour and track width mod. thinking that the it would effect my imported/saved tracks as mentioned by TripleThreat719 on 23 May 2020, 19:19 .
The only tracks that change colour on my garmin are the ' where I've been' paper-trail tracks and not the imported tracks
Am I missing something here?
Editing that file only will change the color of the track that you record using the Track Recording feature, and it will impact the width of any displayed saved track. When you choose to display a saved track on the XT you have the choice of what color to display it when you make it visible on screen.
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Thanks Triplethreat719
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Easy to do with this online software : https://www.javawa.nl/zumocolors.html

You need to change 46 and 47 for a thick trackline.
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