Originally Posted by jers99lt
Does anyone know of a user document for Garmin's RoadTrip? I'm having problems knowing what keystrokes to use, such as terminating the routing function. In MapSource it's the right-click that pulls up a menu to quit out of it. On the Mac there's no right-click and Command-click doesn't do it either.
Thanks for any help with this,
Hey Jer...I fam ar from an being proficient at all with Garmin's Road Trip but I just played a little and created a route. I ended a route by Right Clicking. It put a flag there for me. I closed the window using the red button and the route calculated.
I guess what I can answer with regard to your question is that the Mac mouse can be configured with a right click function.
It is not intuitively obvious but there is a Right click function for the mouse. You need to go to Systems Preferences
- Keyboard & Mouse
(Tab). You will see a picture of the mouse controls (There are actually 5 mouse buttons if you have a "Mighty Mouse" with the roller ball, although it isn't apparent).
While in System Preferences looking at the view of the mouse from the top, on the right there is a drop down menu that you can set so the right side of the mouse acts as the "Secondary Button." If you set that to Secondary Button
which is in the selections, the mouse will have a "right click" function similar to Windoze. If you put pressure on the right side of the mouse, as you hover over something, a "Context Sensitive" menu will pop up just like in Windoze. In Road Trip it apparently acts like an Escape key to end a route leg that you are dragging.
The mouse just doesn't provide any visual clues that there is a left and right side that can be clicked independently.
By the way, I still use Mapsource on the remaining PC in my house. I much prefer it over Road Trip especially after spending all the agonizing time learning it.
Edit added below. (from Road Trip Help menu)
"You can use the Route Tool to create a route by clicking points on the map.
To create a route using the Route Tool:
Click the Route Tool.
Click the starting point for your route. The Route Properties dialog box appears.
Click to add additional points to the route.
When you are finished, save the route by pressing ESC on your keyboard or by right-clicking (if your mouse supports right-clicking).
Routes are saved in the selected folder."