vcarlo

Falcon 50 - Size of GTN 750 pop ups

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What method can be used to change the size of the GTN 750 pop ups ?.  They are too large for my preference and having to manually change them each flight is kind of a hassle.  Thanks so much for a great aircraft ! 

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You can change the size if a popup window in the panel.cfg by going down to window 06 and 07 where the GTN750 is and change the value under size. Make a back-up of your original panel.cfg because you'll have to play around with the values until you get a size you like. There are others here at Avsim that can give you more details on doing it, just know it can be done.

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Worked great these values are perfect for me >>

[Window06]
size_mm=100,100
window_pos=0.000000,0.101010
window_size=0.250000, 0.420000 // 0.487662,0.797980
visible=1
always_visible=0
zorder=99
background_color=0,0,0
ident=15751
gauge00=rxpGTN!GTN_750_1, 0, 0,100,100
gauge01=CONTROL_PANEL!clipboard GTN750 REALITYXP 1,   0,39,14,55

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I saw vcarlo solved his problem just as I was about to post the below. I'll still post this in case anyone else want to do something similar. The process to change the GTN750 popup window size is:

Go to the Falcon 50 location in whatever sim you are using and open the panel folder. Inside you will find a panel.cfg file. If you open this file in a text editor like Notepad (or better yet, Notepad++) at the top of the file you will see something like this:

[Window Titles]
Window00 = CONTROL_PANEL
Window01 = AIRCRAFT_OPTIONS
Window02 = PAYLOAD_MANAGER
Window03 = START_INSTRUCTIONS
Window04 = HCP_PANEL
Window05 = WX Advantage Radar
Window06 = Flight1 Garmin GTN750 U1

Note in this example (for a single Flight1 GTN750 installation) that window 06 is the popup (which, btw, means you would pop it up using Shift+7). So if we go down in the panel.cfg file we find window06 looks like this:

[Window06]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm= 937,887
VISIBLE=0
ident=14401
window_pos= 0.310, 0.160
window_size= 0.340, 0.580
zorder=99
gauge00=F1GTN!GTN750,  0,0,937,887,UNIT1.POP
gauge01=CONTROL_PANEL!clipboard GTN750 FLIGHT1 1,   0,39,14,55

The line you are interested in is:    window_size= 0.340, 0.580

The first # (0.340) is the width of the popup, and the second # (0.580) is the height of the popup.

So, for example, if you wanted to reduce the size of the GTN750 by half, you would multiply each of these numbers by 1/2.  Doing so, and just commenting out the original #s using // in case you want to go back to them, gives us

[Window06]
Background_color=0,0,0
size_mm= 937,887
VISIBLE=0
ident=14401
window_pos= 0.310, 0.160
window_size= 0.17, 0.29    //0.340, 0.580
zorder=99
gauge00=F1GTN!GTN750,  0,0,937,887,UNIT1.POP
gauge01=CONTROL_PANEL!clipboard GTN750 FLIGHT1 1,   0,39,14,55

After making the changes you want, save the file and reload the a/c.

A couple of things to note:

 - Multiplying each of the original #s by the SAME number (1/2 in this example) preserves the window's width to height ratio.

- If you have two GTN750s installed, there will be a second window (e.g., [window07] ) which you may want to mod in the same way as the above.

- Every time you use the Falcon50 GPS Management tool, a NEW  panel.cfg file is loaded and you will have to modify it again. So you may want to save a copy of your panel.cfg modifications.

Al

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