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Display airport names (HOW TO)

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Wow. Gonna have to try that!Jeff ShylukAssistant Managing EditorSenior Staff ReviewerAVSIM

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Whoa! That is way cool charlie brown!RhettAMD 3700+ (@2585 mhz), eVGA 7800GT 256 (Guru3D 93.71), ASUS A8N-E, PC Power 510 SLI, 2gb Corsair XMS 3-3-3-8 (1T), WD 150 gig 10000rpm Raptor, WD 250gig 7200rpm SATA2, Seagate 120gb 5400 rpm external HD, CoolerMaster Praetorian

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...and I just blogged about your blog saying Adam S is coming back home!! LOL.Tell him welcome back. :-)

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Thanks! After adding it and going through the commands list I just realized I had overlooked the fact that aircraft labels can also be turned on and off with a key stroke.

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Sorry to be a dumbo chaps but I have never modded an XML file before and I don't seem to be able to get that block into the file either by typing it or pasting it. Do you have to do it in a particular way?

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Open the XML file with notepad and edit it like any other text.

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Phil, I find it baffling that the existence of this feature is apparently a surprise to you (considering you are the lead PM at Aces). How can that be?? :-lol-Rick----------- My System -----------P4 @ 2.53 GHz / 1GB RAM / NVIDIA GeForce 6800XT, 256MB / Windows XP Home

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The breadth and depth of the product is amazing, that is how. I am regularly turning up tidbits I was not aware of. Think of it like this, given I am still "individual PM" for Graphics and Terrain ( a team of 10 ) as well as Lead PM for Core ( a team of 60 ). Is it reasonable to expect 1 person to keep in their head the work of 60? If you think so, send us a resume :-).

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Thank you .................it worked like a charm and it is certainly a useful tweak.

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Barry,It's just a simple cut and paste operation! Copy the text below: SHIFT+UTOGGLE_AIRPORT_NAME_DISPLAYOpen with Notepad the standard.xml file (located at c:Documents and Settingsapplication datamicrosoftfsxcontrols in XP. Location in Vista apparently is slightly different). Paste the copied text just beneath the line . Save and close the file.Start FSX, fly somewhere with a nearby airport and hit Shift+U to see the airport name displayed in the sky above the airport location.Couldn't be easier, right? ;-)-Rick----------- My System -----------P4 @ 2.53 GHz / 1GB RAM / NVIDIA GeForce 6800XT, 256MB / Windows XP Home

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Excellent! -Rick----------- My System -----------P4 @ 2.53 GHz / 1GB RAM / NVIDIA GeForce 6800XT, 256MB / Windows XP Home

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Hi FolksBe Aware -The key combo Lamont suggests, is not suitable for Acceleration, (already used).SHIFT+U activates TOGGLE_LAUNCH_BAR_SWITCHCarrier launches will no longer work.Suggest using CTRL+SHIFT+PSee instructions at - FSDev - Wiki - Displaying airport nameshttp://www.fsdeveloper.com/wiki/index.php?...s_airport_namesI suggest CTRL+SHIFT+Pas it is close to CTRL + Show + Placesand as a 3rd level command,sufficiently removed from common FSX commands,or any others likely to be introduced via simconnect & simvar.exe.HTHATBPaulResized logo pending ;-)http://www.fs-odg.com

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>OK - got it now - don't know what I was doing wrong!!Simple. Don't attempt to edit the file and save it while FSX is running! ;)

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