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What does your dash display?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by mposki, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. mposki

    mposki Member

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    Curious about 3 things:
    1. What do you choose to show in your right and left dash display panes?
    2. what do you set your right scroll wheel to?
    3. what do you normally have displayed on the 17"?
     
  2. Cyclone

    Cyclone Active Member

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    1. Media (L) and Trip Meters (R)
    2. Screen brightness
    3. Daytime - backup camera (T) and Media Player (B), Nighttime - substitute energy all for backup camera
     
  3. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    1. Trips (L) and Media (R)
    2. Sunroof
    3. (T) google maps (B) energy usage when I drive or backup camera when my wife drives
     
  4. NOLA_Mike

    NOLA_Mike Active Member

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    1. Left side - trip meters; Right side - energy graph
    2. Climate Control Temperature
    3. Top - Navigation; Bottom - Media
     
  5. nelar

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    One thing to keep in mind is that the left panel will be replaced any time you are using the navigation system. The advantage of having the media on the right is that you can always see it. Temporarily not seeing the Trips display while navigating isn't really a problem.

    Cooling the car works a bit better if you set the temperature lower than you really need it to be (67) and control the temperature via the fan. If you are using that method, you'll be tweaking the fan speed a lot, making the fan an obvious choice for the right scroll wheel.

    I keep the bottom panel permanently on Media since I change what I am listening to a lot. The top panel changes depending on what I'm doing. It might be navigation, web displaying Waze, Energy, etc.
     
  6. shelbri

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    1. Energy Graph (L), Trip Meters (R)
    2. Sunroof
    3. Navigation full screen unless:
    • in traffic I may use the camera for lane changes
    • on long trips I may use the energy display on trip tab to monitor range and progress
    • most of the time though it is on navigation as I like to monitor traffic and progress
     
  7. mgboyes

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    1. Trip meters (or nav) on the left, media on the right
    2. Temperature I think, though I never use it
    3. Nav at the top, media at the bottom (or occasionally trip predictor at the bottom if we're on a long journey and range is tight).
     
  8. Phil K

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    1. Media(L) Energy(R)
    2. Screen brightness
    3. Rear camera(T) Map(B)
     
  9. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    Exact same for me except I have the Climate Control Fan Speed on the scroll wheel, not the Temp.
     
  10. NOLA_Mike

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    Also keep in mind that if you don't like or need the navigation directions on the left side pane of the dash you can still press and hold the left scroll wheel and go back to whatever else you might want while still navigating. You will still get little navigation popups when turns are required but you don't have to look at the navigation pane the whole time you are navigating. I find this useful when on long trips and I don't need the navigation information up on the left pane while traversing hundreds of miles of straight forward interstate.

    Mike
     
  11. gnxs

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    What am I missing? How come I can't get my left scroll wheel to do anything except turn the media system on and off and adjust the volume? When I hold it down, I just get a symbol indicating the media option and I believe it says "blank" where the song would normally be, no scrolling possible. I need to get a pic when I get out to the car and post it unless somebody here knows.
     
  12. shelbri

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    I think you are doing it correctly. As you say, you should just hold it down and when the media symbol appears you should be able to scroll through the options. My only suggestion is to scroll up and down as maybe you are already at the top (or bottom.)
     
  13. Lloyd

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    1. Left side Media player, Right Energy graph
    2. Phone functions
    3. Top Media/Waze/other sites I frequent Bottom: Nav
     
  14. gnxs

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    I reset the dash and the touchscreen at lunch and was able to get it to work even though at first it still seemed to not be working right (choices not appearing). It took some fiddling, but all is good now. Thanks for the post.

    And now that I have it working: :)

    Left Dash - Energy Graph (last 15 miles)
    Right Dash - Media Player
    Touchscreen Top: Rear Camera
    Touchscreen Bottom: Browser (almost always set to WAZE when driving)
     
  15. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    This is my standard setup, except #2 is on "choose your own adventure" default (I basically almost never use the right scroll).

    The left is "generally educational" while the right is "critical" when stretching the range a bit.
     
  16. Rockster

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    1. Media (L); Energy Usage (R)
    2. Cabin Temperature
    3. Navigation (top); Media (bottom)*

    *yes, I know it's redundant, but my passengers like to see what's playing, too.
     
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    I feel dumb for asking this, but are you saying you can actually use Waze to navigate via the web browser? All these time I've been starring at my tiny phone screen!
     
  18. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    1) energy (L), trips (R)
    2) like brianman, I think it defaults to cabin temp but I've had it set to others before - basically I don't use it
    3) map/nav (T), media (B)
     
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    Thanks for that!
     

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