Buddy symbols

Your TomTom device uses a blue running man by default to show the location of buddies in the Browse Map. One of the ways you can personalise the Browse Map and your device menus is by changing this buddy symbol. You can have different symbols for each of your existing buddies.

You can change this symbol using HOME or you can create your own. To create your own, you will need to use a graphics program such as MS Paint or Photoshop.

Note: Check the table to see if your device supports this type of content.

Creating a buddy symbol

Note: You can only replace the symbols for EXISTING buddies. Hence it is easiest to create your buddies first before creating new symbols for them.

1.Copy your old symbols to your computer using Copy to computer in TomTom HOME.
2.Create the image to a maximum size of 32x32 pixels.
3.Give the image a red background (RGB 255,000,000 or HEX 0xFF0000).
4.Save the image as a 24 bit .bmp called, for example, altbuddy_jane.bmp for an existing buddy called "jane" or altbuddy_pierre.bmp for an existing buddy called "pierre".

Note: The filename for a buddy must match the name of the buddy on your device or the symbol will not be visible!

Tip: Any characters other than a-z, 0-9 and hyphens are replaced with underscores ('_'). For example, if you have a buddy called 'Jake (1).bmp' it will be renamed to 'altbuddy_jake _ _1_.bmp'.

5.Put all your new buddy symbols into the skins folder on your device.

Your buddies are now shown with your new symbols in the Browse Map on your device.

TIP: Buddy symbols can appear on dark or light areas of the map, so your symbol might not stand out on all areas unless you add a light line around a dark icon or a dark line around a light icon. The red background becomes transparent and is not seen on your TomTom navigation device.