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[APP] GreenButton - Run any program with the Green Button, even iDialer

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24th December 2008, 01:57 AM   |  #1  
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I'd like to announce a program that I designed for use with iDialer:

GreenButton

GreenButton is an Open Source Windows Mobile 5.0+ program. It runs in the background as a very tiny executable (1kB) that waits for the Green Button (otherwise known as the "Talk" button) to be pressed. At that time, the specified program will be executed. I wrote this with iDialer in mind, and it works perfectly for those who want to use iDialer as their default dialer.

Go to my site for further details, and to download:

http://www.supware.net/GreenButton/
24th December 2008, 01:59 AM   |  #2  
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Thanks, great software. We get lots of requests for something like this in the Q&A Section.
24th December 2008, 03:24 AM   |  #3  
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oh! F*in A man, now we're talking. Getting closer & closer to the killer app
I can't wait to d/l this and try it.

supbro -- on a tangential note: could you tell us which ROM you run, which SIP you use, whether ot not you use A_C's s2U2, PCMkeyboard?, etc? I have been looking for "best configurations", beyond just best-of-breed apps. Thanks very much for all your great work. I am looking forward to understanding your business and how it will serve smartphone users.

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I'd like to announce a program that I designed for use with iDialer:

GreenButton

GreenButton is an Open Source Windows Mobile 5.0+ program. It runs in the background as a very tiny executable (1kB) that waits for the Green Button (otherwise known as the "Talk" button) to be pressed. At that time, the specified program will be executed. I wrote this with iDialer in mind, and it works perfectly for those who want to use iDialer as their default dialer.

Go to my site for further details, and to download:

http://www.supware.net/GreenButton/

24th December 2008, 03:27 AM   |  #4  
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this is wonderful. thanks man.
24th December 2008, 03:57 AM   |  #5  
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tried it and works great thanks alot
25th December 2008, 09:17 AM   |  #6  
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Hi,
I installed it on my Tilt and it doesn't work (ie - I press the green button but nothing comes up, not even the standard dialer).
I also looked for a config utility, coulnd't find one (either in Start-Settings nor in Start-Programs).
I performed an SR after installation.
I was expecting some sort of possibility to link between the green button and my preferred app (O3TOUCH).

Thanks.
25th December 2008, 09:32 AM   |  #7  
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How do I change the program?
GreenButton is activated upon startup by a shortcut placed in "\Windows\Startup". Edit that shortcut (easiest to do over ActiveSync) and add your program as an argument (this example will execute Pocket IE upon Green Button press):
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44#"\Program Files\GreenButton\GreenButton.exe" \Windows\iexplore.exe

More Info Here : http://www.supware.net/GreenButton/
25th December 2008, 09:38 AM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by wisniak

Hi,
I installed it on my Tilt and it doesn't work (ie - I press the green button but nothing comes up, not even the standard dialer).
I also looked for a config utility, coulnd't find one (either in Start-Settings nor in Start-Programs).
I performed an SR after installation.
I was expecting some sort of possibility to link between the green button and my preferred app (O3TOUCH).

Thanks.

There is no config utility, you must edit the registry manually. The registry settings are on my web site. GreenButton was designed for iDialer, so if you don't have iDialer installed, that would explain why no programs start when you push the green button.

If you want to run a different program, you can probably just change HKCU/Software/Supware.net/GreenButton/Run in the registry to the file name of your dialer (maybe \Program Files\O3\O3Touch.exe ?)

Also, after changing registry settings, be sure to soft-reset your device.
25th December 2008, 09:40 AM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by ather90

How do I change the program?
GreenButton is activated upon startup by a shortcut placed in "\Windows\Startup". Edit that shortcut (easiest to do over ActiveSync) and add your program as an argument (this example will execute Pocket IE upon Green Button press):


More Info Here : http://www.supware.net/GreenButton/

Or that way.
25th December 2008, 10:26 AM   |  #10  
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OK
I'm not able to sync the PDA to my work computer, so rather than wait till evening, I used Resco Registry Editor and changed what seemed to me the appropriate reg keys.
So far it seems to be working (ie pressing the green button brings up O3Touch).
But I noticed that there seemed to be some hangs-ups, so I'll uninstall and reinstall then try to edit the shortcut via AS.

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