Garmin Express v7.1.4.0

 

Any insight into what's in

Any insight into what's in this update?

Well

No release notes yet.

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GE running in BG?

I wish someone could explain to me why Garmin keeps the default option of having Garmin Express run in the background. Seems rather presumptuous of them. Are there any Factoryites that choose to have GE always running?

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

Garmin Express Update

Thanks - just installed...

I Agree

plunder wrote:

I wish someone could explain to me why Garmin keeps the default option of having Garmin Express run in the background. Seems rather presumptuous of them. Are there any Factoryites that choose to have GE always running?

Phil

I don't know why anyone would have the program run in the background using resources in startup.
It makes no sense to me if only using the program every few months. You start it up when you need it and will alert you that a new update is available, thus bypassing any subsequent upgrades.

If you need to add POI's,, GE would not be required for this task. Most units will not be needing firmware or software updates due to Garmin not releasing any automotive units.

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Nuvi 2460LMT 2 Units

Thanks

Thank you. Just updated. I too see no point that is always be running in the background unless you want to know just as soon as something is available.

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It may be...

jfossy wrote:

Thank you. Just updated. I too see no point that is always be running in the background unless you want to know just as soon as something is available.

It may be that we Vehicular GPS users are a small portion of the Garmin empire and that their fitness devices predominate with the owners doing nearly daily transfers of data from the fitness device to their computer. ...or not.

Since Garmin started allowing us to disable it, I'm OK with it. For those new here, the early versions of Garmin Express did not allow it to be disabled and many here rebelled and kept using the combination of WebUpdater and GarminMapUpdater for software and map updates. It took a long time to convince some of us that Garmin Express was actually OK twisted

Not significant

The amount of memory used is insignificant - 29.4 Mb and 0% CPU usage (most of the time). With 16 Gb of memory, only 32% is being used right now. My PC is very fast during startup and I wouldn't notice the difference anyway. I have never seen memory usage exceed 60%.

If it's not running in the background, you would never know that there were ever any map or firmware updates, except for POI Factory posts (or other sites) unless you checked the Garmin site or ran GE manually. Although firmware updates for my 660 or my 3597 probably won't happen.

Not something to worry about. If I had 8 Gb of memory, then yes I would reduce the number of background programs.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

What am I missing?

I don’t get it. Why even update GE except when you will use it? I only use it to update road maps and infrequently the GPSs internal software. There seem to be about three road map updates a year and there seem to be two or three times that many GE updates.

What am I missing?

Minor bugs

minke wrote:

I don’t get it. Why even update GE except when you will use it? I only use it to update road maps and infrequently the GPSs internal software. There seem to be about three road map updates a year and there seem to be two or three times that many GE updates.

What am I missing?

It seems that they always say in the release notes that they have fixed other minor bugs without saying exactly what they were. So they could apply to GPS devices, or not. Most of the fixes are now for Fitbit or other garmin devices. It certainly doesn't hurt and who knows what you may get as a gift for Xmas, Birthday, etc.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

I just wanted to hear if updating GE had some intrinsic value...

My view is that if I am unlikely to perform an update to a GPS why jump thru the update GE flaming hoops. I’m somewhat a special case. I run dual-boot Win10 and Ubuntu. So,,, I’d have to boot Win10 for the update and that can cascade into Win10 updates that are as you know interminable with reboot after reboot. Perhaps some instability too, but the way I use Win10 I likely won’t notice.

Also,,, updating GE when you actually use it is quick and easy.

I need Win10 for my GPSs and very occasional updates of the internal code in some ham radio units. My wife needs Win10 for TurboTax and nothing more.

I just wanted to hear if updating GE had some intrinsic value that I didn’t grok by myself.

thanks...

+1 on this. I only update

+1 on this. I only update when loading new maps and make certain it isn't in the background.

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+1 on this...

Box Car wrote:

+1 on this. I only update when loading new maps and make certain it isn't in the background.

This is exactly what we do. Never had any issues.

Because

Because of the near weekly updates to GE it makes sense for Garmin to want the program running in the background. Does make one wonder though about why they can't get it right more often than they seem to do.

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Meh what the heck

Updated. smile

Updated my windows 10 laptop

No issues.

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Nuvi 2598 LMT Nuvi 3597 LMT

Installing

Thanks.

Thanks

Downloading now.

Updated

Thanks

Thanks

Downloaded and installed.

thanx

for the heads-up

Updated but!!

Basically agree, Garmin is a bit too invasive.

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Will download

Thanks!

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Garmin DS55 with Traffic

Got it

Thanks

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"Getting it right" may not be Garmin

Ralph6410 wrote:

Because of the near weekly updates to GE it makes sense for Garmin to want the program running in the background. Does make one wonder though about why they can't get it right more often than they seem to do.

Just because Garmin releases a new version doe not mean they didn't "get it right". Sometimes new software versions are the result of other software, like the OS. As an example Windows 10 and also the Apple O/S's have gone through upgrades in the last 2 weeks. Some of that may have triggered a change.

As far as GE running in the background, I don't like it either but it does enable GE to report that you may have some updates available without connecting a device. Sometimes you may see a number next to your device listing, that indicates device updates are available. GE basically knows what state your device is in (from the last connection) and compares that to what may be available. But it needs to be running to do that.

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John from PA

No problems with the update.

No problems with the update.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Garmin Express 7.1.4.0!!

DVD_Guy wrote:

Downloaded and installed.

Me too!

Any issues from those who

Any issues from those who have downloaded and installed?

all done. thanks

all done. thanks

Simple Task

As for as running in the background, Garmin's very upfront about it. Click on settings and the choice to turn it off is the first thing displayed.

Run task manager and one can find literally dozens of processes running that no one's aware of and likely don't know how they got there nor what they do. There is a multitude of processes that gave no one a choice, as well as, some that can't be turned off even if one tries.

Garmin's loader defaults to "on" as it makes the processes the most automatic for the user.

Turning it off is just a simple click.

Thanks

Went for the update

Was updating POI’s and as

Was updating POI’s and as long as I was in area, updated GE. And then turned off always on!

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

I thought it was just me.

CraigW wrote:
jfossy wrote:

Thank you. Just updated. I too see no point that is always be running in the background unless you want to know just as soon as something is available.

It may be that we Vehicular GPS users are a small portion of the Garmin empire and that their fitness devices predominate with the owners doing nearly daily transfers of data from the fitness device to their computer. ...or not.

Since Garmin started allowing us to disable it, I'm OK with it. For those new here, the early versions of Garmin Express did not allow it to be disabled and many here rebelled and kept using the combination of WebUpdater and GarminMapUpdater for software and map updates. It took a long time to convince some of us that Garmin Express was actually OK twisted

I finally got there just a couple of months ago, when I had no other option to update my Zumo 550. So far so good.

Great, thanks

Great, thanks

same

same

thanks for the info

thanks for the info

GE

As always I uncheck to load GE automatically, but has anyone else seen that you cannot uncheck that GE automatically starts if a Garmin device is connected?

In my GE that option is grayed out and cannot be unchecked!

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Yes

Melaqueman wrote:

As always I uncheck to load GE automatically, but has anyone else seen that you cannot uncheck that GE automatically starts if a Garmin device is connected?

In my GE that option is grayed out and cannot be unchecked!

In addition, there is an annoying window on my old Win 7 PC that can't be deleted. It warns of an important update to GE. The only way to get rid of it is to click on the install box.

Maybe?

bdhsfz6 wrote:

In addition, there is an annoying window on my old Win 7 PC that can't be deleted. It warns of an important update to GE. The only way to get rid of it is to click on the install box.

Just a thought. Sometimes a right click on things may give you some options.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, DriveSmart 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.

Thanks. no issue this time

Thanks. no issue this time

Installed

Seemed to take an extra long time to download.

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