[Last Update: Sep 20th 2008] Tweak collection for the HTC Touch Pro
This Thread is basically based on a thread I posted on a German forum. Anyway, it is as useful in English as it is in German
1.) Edit TouchFlo3D application links
SSMaPa also works flawlessly with the Touch Pro
– Right now, it does not allow to edit the additional links on TF3D-landscape (tasks, notes, favorites)
2.) TouchFlo3D / WM Tweaks
Due to the amount of tweaks, I will not list them separately. Instead I advise you to use the three applications below to edit and tweak TouchFlo3D and the WindowsMobile OS. Before using these tools, I highly recommend to do a backup of your system.
100% compatible with the TouchPro
TF3D Config A nice application to edit TF3D easily. It also provides some tweaks. I do not recommend this tool anymore since it does not offer anything in addition to DiamondTweaks 0.5 or Advanced Configuration Tool 3.2. Anyway, it allows to tweak some things a bit easier…
Advanced Configuration Tool 3.2
If you want it all, go for this application. I offeres a vast amount of tweaks not only regarding TF3D but the whole WM system. Due to the affinity of the developer to the Touch Diamond/Touch Pro, you will have a very complete tool at hand to tweak almost everything possible. Anyway, if you are not experienced with WM or if you have no clue what it means, do not touch it…
.NET Compact Framework 3.5
has to be installed in order to use Advanced Configuration Tool 3.2
If you like you can „enhance” ACT 3.2 with this file
) in order to be able to tweak the SmartTouch-Wheel function and LED-notifications. Just install it on your device, it seamlessly integrated into ACT 3.2.
(All of these tools can be used on one device. However, in order to avoid interference, do a soft reset after using one tool to tweak registry entries.)
List of tweaks offered by these tools:
- Edit sensitivity of the touch display
For maximal sensitivity (lowest pressure):
Advanced Configuration Tool 3.2 --> HTC Touch Flo
Change "Pressure threshold" to 41 and "Finger Pressure" to 18.
- Performance-Tweaks, which enhance the overall and the TF3D performance
- Editing of LED-notification (duration and behavior)
- Tweaking of power management
- Connection settings for LAN, WLAN, BT, GSM/3G, internet and
- Telephone settings
- Email/SMS settings
e.g. threaded SMS can be turned of via ACT3.2: "Messaging-->Threaded SMS" enable or disable
- Calendar settings
- Stadard paths
- Editing of TF3D
ACT3.2 gives advices for some of the settings. If you have questions about the offered tweaks, do not hesitate and ask. Anyway, most of them are pretty much self-explanatory.
3.) Avoiding unwanted cancelation of background applications
In order to improve memory management, the Touch Pro – by default – tries to remain a certain amount of free memory. Once a certain “memory threshold” is reached, the task manager will start to cancel applications that are moved to the background. This might be desirable if you need a lot of free resources for applications that depend heavily on huge amounts of memory but it is a pain in the a… if you want to run a few applications simultaneously (e.g. Google Maps, to find your path, and Opera, to look up a location). So if you know how to use your PPC, you basically do not want this to happen. To avoid it, do the following:
Registry Path: HKCU\Software\HTC\Task Manager
Change “EnableAutoKill” to “0” and/or change the “memorythreshold” to 20MB (listed in bytes).
Be aware that changing these settings might cause the system to report “out of memory”-status more often. (I haven’t had that problem by now)
3.b) Performance Tweaks – Improved memory handling for background applications
Use Advanced Configuration Tool 3.2 and change:
a) Change File system cache to 8MB.
b) Change file system filter cache to 131072.
c) Change Glyph cache to 32KB.
4.) Battery icon with percentage / Improved Task bar icons
– I recommend the CAB-file form this thread
5.) Use SmartTouch Wheel for scrolling
Very good guide how to do it
6.) Add Call-history to TF3D
Use ACT3.2 to do it: Menu->More Settings->TouchFlo3D "CallHistory" auswählen
(do not use a cab file)
7.) Add custom city to the weather panel
8.) Klaxon – alarm clock with G-sensor support
Best alarm application for your Touch Pro available. Great “diamond” user interface, very good touch control (developer’s website
9.) G-tool to you’re your Touch Pro
Due to the way it locks your pro (turning the device in your hand) I only partially support this application. The Touch Pro is bound to slip out of your hand at one point or another using this gesture.
10.) Edit your T9 library
Slide out the hardware keyboard and press Fn+Space. Choose "T9 My Words" .
11.) Nice Wallpaper Thread
12.) Use TF3D and "Today Screen" simultaneously with Second Today
This tool allows you to use TF3D and the Today Screen at the same time. I recommend editing the soft keys on your TF3D home panel when using this tweak: Edit Softkeys in TF3D (Manila)
13.) Nice “diamond” style calculator
14.) Vibration feedback while typing
This application is still under development. I have not tested it on my own. Anyway, there are some very positive reports out there…
15.) Installation of Backup Software
Your HTC Touch Pro comes with a full featured backup software called SpriteBackup
. You can find it on the installation CD that comes with your PRO.
16.) disable ClearType
This slightly enhances performance:
17.) Automated selection of SIP depending on your stylus’ location
The thread is pretty much self-explanatory. This is a „must have“ for every PPC enthusiast. For some “old-school” applications and e-books/databases it is very much desirable to have the default WindowsCE keyboard as input method one you use the stylus. Honestly, I think the stylus simply works best with the Windows CE keyboard.
18.) Transparent Clock
This clock-mod displays the tiles of the clock as transparent and the numbers solid. Very nice
Simply download the CAB, install and perfom a soft-reset.
19.) Turn of Task Manager
Although I think the HTC Task Manager is doing a great job, some might prefer a third party tool. In order to trun of the Task Manager, do the following:
b) Click on the "Buttons"-tab and unselect everything.
c) Edit Registry-entry: HKCU->Software->HTC->TaskManager – set Value "Enable" to “0”
20.)Always start Audio-Booster after a soft-reset even without headset
This does not work 100% but is the closest as I can get it at the moment.
In order to make the attached script work, download the MortScript
Attached you will find two scripts within „audiobooster_scripts.zip“:
This script changes the registry entry for headset to be attached and closes the Audio-Booster once it started (applies the settings which remain after closing the app).
This file does not close the Audio-Booster but remains it open. I recommend to make Audio-Booster an exclusive application in order to avoid its appearance within the Task-Manager.
In order to make all this work, you need to move either script into the autostart-folder within the windows-folder on your PPC.