How do you rearrange favorites list home patrol

Status
Not open for further replies.

mitbr

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jun 22, 2007
Messages
1,087
Location
Tampa Bay Florida
I would like to arrange my favorites list into a different order is there a way to do this?
Tim
 

Viper43

Member
Joined
Jul 23, 2005
Messages
3,309
What do you mean exactly, the systems in the lists or the FL themselves? Your quentions a bit vague.
 

McP

Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2010
Messages
115
Location
Palm Beach, Florida
I think he means under the favorites lists. I want to do the same thing. It seems Sentinel places the favorites lists in the order they are entered. But one of the last ones I entered is what I'd like to see first on my HP Favorites list. Right now, I have to scroll down to get to it when accessing my favorites.

I researched and found another post that said ARC Patrol lets you re-order your favorites lists, but does Sentinel let you do that?
 

OCO

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jul 17, 2011
Messages
929
Location
Central Michigan
McP - as far as I can tell, you are correct in the ordering process. If you delete a Favorite, Sentinel will number the next new Favorite with that number, so nothing is in sequence at that point. ArcPatrol 2 will reorder them - you can do a quick alpha sort or manually bump them up and down in the list. The file name appears to be the same, but when you load them back into the HP1, they will be in the sorted order and will scan in that order. AP 2 is modifying a copy of the Favorites_lists.config file.. mitbr:glad you asked, it bumped my curiosity up enough to try it..
 
Last edited:

mitbr

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jun 22, 2007
Messages
1,087
Location
Tampa Bay Florida
McP - as far as I can tell, you are correct in the ordering process. If you delete a Favorite, Sentinel will number the next new Favorite with that number, so nothing is in sequence at that point. ArcPatrol 2 will reorder them - you can do a quick alpha sort or manually bump them up and down in the list. The file name appears to be the same, but when you load them back into the HP1, they will be in the sorted order and will scan in that order. AP 2 is modifying a copy of the Favorites_lists.config file.. mitbr:glad you asked, it bumped my curiosity up enough to try it..


Is there a way to modify the favorites config file via text editor and if so where can it be found?
Thanks
Tim
 

McP

Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2010
Messages
115
Location
Palm Beach, Florida
Seems like this wouldn't be hard to include in Sentinel (bumping favorites lists names up and down) - if it's not already there somewhere.

mitbr - my favorites config file is at Documents->Uniden->Home Patrol->Favoritelists

The config file in mine shows the current order Sentinel is placing them with numbers, then each numbered list. I'm no guru at computers, so I'm hesitant to change anything.
 
Last edited:

mitbr

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jun 22, 2007
Messages
1,087
Location
Tampa Bay Florida
Seems like this wouldn't be hard to include in Sentinel (bumping favorites lists names up and down) - if it's not already there somewhere.

mitbr - my favorites config file is at Documents->Uniden->Home Patrol->Favoritelists

The config file in mine shows the current order Sentinel is placing them with numbers, then each numbered list. I'm no guru at computers, so I'm hesitant to change anything.
Ok here is how to do this......
go to Documents->Uniden->Home Patrol->Favoritelists
Then click on the favorite lists folder it will contain a number of files. DO NOT CHANGE THE HPD FILES. You want to open up the favorites_lists.config file in notepad, then rearrange the order the way you want to. Save the file and upload to your hp1 in Sentinel MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SAVED COPY OF YOUR CURRENT FAVORITE LIST. When you write to the hp1 put a check mark in the box... erase favorites list on home patrol reboot and your done.

To make this easier I made the favorite list folder a shortcut on my desktop for quicker access.....

Hope this helps others
73
Tim
kg4jjs
 

mitbr

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jun 22, 2007
Messages
1,087
Location
Tampa Bay Florida
How to rearrange your favorites list order on the HP1 screen

Seems like this wouldn't be hard to include in Sentinel (bumping favorites lists names up and down) - if it's not already there somewhere.

mitbr - my favorites config file is at Documents->Uniden->Home Patrol->Favoritelists

The config file in mine shows the current order Sentinel is placing them with numbers, then each numbered list. I'm no guru at computers, so I'm hesitant to change anything.
Ok here is how to do this......
go to Documents->Uniden->Home Patrol->Favoritelists
Then click on the favorite lists folder it will contain a number of files. DO NOT CHANGE THE HPD FILES. You want to open up the favorites_lists.config file in notepad, then rearrange the order the way you want to. Save the file and upload to your hp1 in Sentinel MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SAVED COPY OF YOUR CURRENT FAVORITE LIST. When you write to the hp1 put a check mark in the box... erase favorites list on home patrol reboot and your done.

To make this easier I made the favorite list folder a shortcut on my desktop for quicker access.....

Hope this helps others
73
Tim
kg4jjs
 

OCO

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Jul 17, 2011
Messages
929
Location
Central Michigan
Good job..... I like having my most used favorites on the first selection page in the HP1..
 

McP

Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2010
Messages
115
Location
Palm Beach, Florida
Thanks Tim!

Ok here is how to do this......
go to Documents->Uniden->Home Patrol->Favoritelists
Then click on the favorite lists folder it will contain a number of files. DO NOT CHANGE THE HPD FILES. You want to open up the favorites_lists.config file in notepad, then rearrange the order the way you want to. Save the file and upload to your hp1 in Sentinel MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A SAVED COPY OF YOUR CURRENT FAVORITE LIST. When you write to the hp1 put a check mark in the box... erase favorites list on home patrol reboot and your done.

To make this easier I made the favorite list folder a shortcut on my desktop for quicker access.....

Hope this helps others
73
Tim
kg4jjs
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top