59. Use Zoom in Opera With One Hand
It is very difficult to pinch and zoom with one hand when using Opera so enable the zoom bar to be able to zoom one handed. Create the following entry:
60. Add an Eighth Row to Comm Manager for 3G
In tweak 49
, if you install the 3G cab you will get a new 3G on/off button in the Comm Manger but it will overwrite the Microsoft Direct Push button. If you don't use that feature then no problem. However if you want to keep it and have 8 rows instead of 7 rows, perform this lengthy procedure in the registry:
Go to HKLM/Software/HTC/CommManager/4
Copy all 3 values you find in this folder. Next go back one folder to HKLM/Software/HTC/CommManager
and create a new Key and name it 7
. Open this folder (7
) and paste the 3 values you copied from folder 4
. Next go back one folder again and find the DWord value SupportedFunctions
and change it form 7
. Finally install the 3G cab at the end of tip 58
and reset. You now have all the original 7 entries plus an 8th one to show 3G. Also you can change the order in which the Wireless Controls are listed by renumbering the key folders.
61. Enable Finger Friendly Touch UI in RSS Hub
The rows in the Channel view are quite close together making it a little tricky to select a category. The following reg tweak spaces the channels out more making it more finger friendly.
HKCU/Software/Ilium Software/RSS Hub/EnableTouchableUI
and change from 0
62. Improve Camera Recording Quality of MPEG4-VGA Videos
The following tweak will increase the video quality from 2100avg bit-rate to 4500avg bit-rate.
Go to [HKLM\Software\HTC\Camera\recparam\MP4VGA
and replace the BitRate
value with 4194304
(default value = 2097152
63. Unlock Additional Video Recording Formats
Go to HKLM\Software\HTC\Camera\P2
and replace the EncodeFormat
value with 2147483647
This will unlock all modes/resolutions listed below:
H263(3gp): CIF 352x288 \ M 176x144
MPEG4: L 320x240 \ CIF 352x288 \ VGA 640x480
3GPP2: S 128x96 \ M 176x144 \ L 320x240 \ CIF 352x288 \ VGA 640x480
MOTION JPEG: S 128x96 \ M 176x144 \ L 320x240 \ CIF 352x288 \ VGA 640x480
H264: L 320x240 \ CIF 352x288
64. Disable Unwanted Folders From Showing in HTC Album
Don't you find it annoying that HTC Album Shows lots of images you don't need to see when you select Albums like GPS poi icons? Now you can tell HTC Album to ignore certain folders.
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/HTC/HTCAlbum/Ignored
and add a NEW STRING VALUE
Eg if there is iGO8 in the root of the Storage Card you would create a NEW STRING VALUE
with Value name iGO8
and Value Data \Storage Card\iGO8
This will include all subfolders inside the iGO8 folder. Save and reset.
65. Move Opera Cache Files to Storage Card
Open Opera and type "opera:config" in the address bar. You'll then be in the config page. Find the section "User Prefs".
In there you should find something called "Cache Directory4". Just change that path to any directory in your storage card
(for example : "\Storage Card\OperaCache"). Scroll to bottom of page and hit Save.
66. Enable Favorites and History in Streaming Media Menu
Enable History in Menu/Connect:
Change key HKLM\Software\HTC\StreamingDShow "ShowHistory"
Enable Favorites in Menu:
Change key HKLM\Software\HTC\StreamingDShow "SupportFavorites
67. Save Some Space in Phone Storage Memory
Use file explorer (Enable "show all system files") and delete the following or move them to storage card if you need them:
a. Folder: My Device\Music
Delete the sample song folders.
b. Folder: My Device\My documents\My Pictures
Delete all or move to storage.
c. Folder: My Device\My documents\My wallpapers
Delete all or move to Storage.
d. Folder: My Device\My documents\My wallpapers
e. Folder: My Device\Program files
Delete the folder "copilot" if you don't use it.
f. Folder: My Device\Windows\Animated Wallpaper
Delete all or move to Storage.
g. Folder: My Device\Windows\
Delete Opera 9.exe (rom version will replace it don't worry)
h. Folder: My Device\Windows\
Delete OperaL.exe (rom version will replace it don't worry)
i. Folder: My Device\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
Delete which ever shortcut you don't need.
j. Folder: My Device\Windows\Rings
Delete the Ring tones you don't use or move them to storage.
68. Change Owner Name Info Without Modify Registry
To change the owner name you can also do this by going to the People Tab, then All People and then Me (my contact card).
69. Enable Built-In Compass in GPS Apps
This new driver will allow you to use your hardware compass in all software applications that use GPS such as sat nav software and google maps. This can be really helpful when navigating in unfamiliar locations. Click on the following link to read more. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=571266
70. Finally An Auto Data Disconnection That Works - Save Battery Life!
Download the following cab file http://www.commmgrpro.com/CommMgrPro...witch.V2.8.cab
You can set it to disconnect data after 60 seconds or more or less thus saving you battery. Read the thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...ght=bandswitch
Tried and tested for over a 2 weeks on my HD2 and works perfectly. Use INSTEAD
of Tip 33
71. Add Currency Rates in Stocks Tab
For "Pound Sterling -> Euro" add the ticker "GBPEUR=X"
For "Pound Sterling -> Dollar" add the ticker "GBPUSD=X"
72. CoPilot Install/Activation/Map Download Guide
A useful guide for people having trouble getting their CoPilot install working properly:
73. Double Tap Space Bar for Period Entry
Just like the iPhone, if you double tap the space bar on the keyboard after a letter, you will enter a period (full stop) AND a space automatically.
74. Add All Contacts to Home Screen Left Softkey
By default the left softkey on the the Sense home tab is coded to Phone which is pointless and a waste because you can get to the same Phone page by pressing the Send hardware key. Change it to the All People page (eliminating 2 taps) by using the following reg entry:
= !"\Windows\manila.exe" --switchtopage Manila://people\browserlayer\?.page
75. Disable Beeps When Altering Volume
When you press the volume key you getting annoying beeps. This tweak allows to change the volume silently without the beeps.
Change from 3
76. Improve Performance and Speed in Opera
Increase Scrolling speed while browsing by using this tweak:
Increase the speed of zooming in on a web page by using this tweak:
Increase the font cache for displaying text quicker by using this tweak:
change from 32
Make the following reg tweaks to allocate more memory to Opera for complete page loading in multiple tabs. Finally
change data to 70254592
change data to73400320
change data to 131072
change data to 20971520
change data to 49283072
77. Get Four Appointments Showing on Home Tab Instead of Just One
Finally what we have all been waiting for: to show more than 1 calendar entry on the home tab. Click on link below to download the cab. Note: Uninstall the cab from Tip.22
as the cab in the thread below has the 16/20/25 quick links combined with the appointment hack.
78. Decrease Text Size in YouTube App to See Longer Video Titles
Doesn't it bug you that some video titles show eg: "The Simpsons Part......" when longer titles get truncated? Now you can have a smaller font to show more words in text.
Go to HKLM\Software\HTC\YouTube\TextScale
and change it from 100
. If 50 is too small for you try a higher number, say... 65.
79. Sort HTC YouTube Searches by Most Recent Uploads First
When you search in the HTC Youtube App, results are listed to relavancy. Use the below tweak to return results based on newest upload first.
change to 1
80. Open PDFs in Adobe Reader So They Automatically Fit to Page
By default, when you open up a pdf in Adobe Reader, they are automatically opened at 75% zoomed in so you have to pinch to zoom out to see it fully. Now you can have it automatically display at 'fit pdf width to screen width' to see the entire first page.
change to 1
81. Change Haptic Feedback in HTC Calculator
Turn off haptic feedback by using this tweak: HKLM/Software/HTC/Calculator/Vibrate
change to 0
Change the strength of Haptic Feedback by going here: HKLM/Software/HTC/Calculator/VibrateLevel
change to 0
for no feedback or 6
for high level of feedback. You can choose between 0 to 6.
82. Make Common Apps Open Instantly With No Delay
The most often used apps on the HD2 would be SMS and Email. As the HD2 has plenty of memory and it is very hard to fill it up during use, why not add these two apps to the task manager exception list. This means they will never truely exit and will always be open in the background. The benefit of this is that HTC Messaging does not automatically refresh and redraw the contact thumbnails when you load the app. Instant opening of both apps with no load time. You can add any other app to this list too if you never want it to exit.
Just use this tweak. HKCU\Software\HTC\TaskManager\ExclusiveList\System
and add a new DWORD Value of Messaging_Client.exe
83. Enable Landscape View for YouTube and Streaming Media Apps
The benefit for enabling landscape view for Youtube is you can see truncated video titles in full length. Just make the following reg tweaks to enable both apps:
change to 1
change to 1
Then add Youtube and Streaming Media apps to the gsensor whitelist registry using BsBTweaks
. You shake your phone and BSB adds the active app to the registry. You must reset to see changes.
84. Increase Start Menu Columns from Default 3 to 4 or 5 Columns
You can see more icons in your Start Menu and therfore have less scrolling by installing the relevant cab file from the
following thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=589380
85. Increase the Number of Allowed Recipients in Group SMS
The max number of defualt contacts to send a group SMS is 10. You can change it to 50 by using this tweak:
Change from 10
86. Change Google Search Language and Country of Origin in Internet Tab
Some users experience a German version of Google Search when using the search feature direct from the Internet tab. Now you can modify it to your country.
Go to HKCU\Software\HTC\Manila\
and create a new String Value.
Name = Internet.SearchUrl
String = google.co.uk/pda/search?hl=en-GB&output=html&q=%s
You can put any search engine here. "Pda" is included in the above String to optimize it for your phone. If you want the html search version view then just delete the "pda/" part. Also instead of "en-GB" you can put your own country code such as "en-US", "it", "fr", "de" etc to change the language of the Google Search interface. You can also change the ".co.uk" to your own Google page for your country by using ".it" or ".fr" or ".com" or ".de" etc.
87. Change Text in Google Search Field in Internet Tab
You can edit what it says in the search box on the internet tab (default is "Google Search").
Go to HKCU\Software\HTC\Manila\
and create a new String Value.
Name = Internet.SearchTitle
Value = Tap here to search Google
(or any other wording you like).
88. Speed Up Music Album Loading on Reboot
After a reboot and you scroll to Music Tab, you have to wait quite a while for all the music files to be loaded. Now you can speed this up by making it load as soon as the phone starts and before reaching the tab. Go to your Windows folder and find the file "AudioManager_Eng.exe" Create a shortcut (.lnk file) of this file and put it in your Windows\StartUp folder.
89. Organise All Your Icons into Category Folders in Start Menu
Using a File Explorer, add new folders to your 'Windows\Start Menu\Programs' folder. Name them like: Web, Travel, Utilities, System, Audio, Video, Imaging, Fun etc. Move the relevant shortcuts from you 'Start Menu\Programs' folder to your category folders. You will need to use a 3rd party file explorer to unhide system files and rom files to see the pre-installed icons to move them to your folders. These icons/shortcuts are '.lnk' files. Remember each time you install or remove an app, you have to either move the new 'lnk' icon to your category folder or delete it.
90. Set a Music File as a Ringtone
Using File Explorer, you can tap and hold on an mp3 file and choose "Set As Ringtone". Also, just copy any MP3 file to "\Storage Card\My Documents" folder and all of the mp3 files copied to that folder will show in list as ringtone and SMS tone.
91. Faster Keyboard Responsivness when Typing
92. Receive Bluetooth Files Without Entering a Passkey
By default when a device which is not on your paired devices list is going to send you a file by BT OBEX Push, the BT manager requires a passkey. You can't disable this in the normal control panel but you can in the registry.
Go to HKLM\Software\WIDCOMM\BTConfig\Services\0002
(to not use a passkey)
(to receive all files without asking)
93. Enable More Future Events in People Facebook Tab
By default you can only see Facebook events within 30 days but you can make it show events which are 60 or even 90 days away.
Go to HKCU\Software\HTC\Manila\Facebook.LeadTimeOfEvents
and change 30
, or 90
or any other amount of days.
94. Instant Tap and Hold in Email
When viewing your list of emails, instead of tapping and holding an email and waiting 2 seconds for a pop up menu to appear, you can get the same menu to appear instantly
by tapping the envelope icon to the left of the screen.
95. Show HTC Shortcut Icons in Start Menu
You can have shortcuts in your Start Menu to Peep (Twitter), People, Music, HTC Calendar, HTC Reader by using the following tweak:
Go to HKCU\Software\HTC\Manila\IsShortcutEnable
and change from 0
96. Use Outlook Contact Photo Instead of Facebook Photo
Once you sync to Facebook, in HTC People all your Outlook contact photos change to Facebook profile photos. To swap them back, just seltect a contact and then Edit Contact and tap on the photo to swap it.
97. Save Camera Photos Direct to Storage Card
For new owners out there, open the camera app, then go to the settings and in the Menu, tap the Storage box so it shows a memory card icon.
98. Files You Should Back up Before a Hard Reset for Trouble Quicker Restoration
After a hard reset, it is a pain to have to restore your custom settings etc. Here are my recommended files to back up. Some files and folders can just be copied to a backup folder on your Storage Card, while registry entries will need to be exported to your backup folder. To restore after a hard reset just overwrite the orginal file.
Windows\Favorites (Web Browser favorites)
Windows\ET9IMEDB folder (T9 custom dictionary and added words)
Windows\YouTube folder (Saved Channels, Favorites, History and Search)
- a Registry Key Folder (The order of your favourites in People Tab)
Most importantly, use the free PIM Backup app to save your Contacts, Emails, SMS, Tasks, Call Logs, Speed Dials and Calendar entries (free download at http://www.dotfred.net
99. Shortcut to Comm Manager
Instead of scrolling to Settings tab and tapping on Wireless Controls, you can also access the Comm Manager by tapping the top task bar to get the Notifications screen and then taping on the phone reception icon. The beauty of this method is you don't need to be seeing the touchflo tabs and can get to Comm Manager while in any other app showing the top task bar.
100. Enable Align Screen Calibration in Settings
Certain US roms or custom roms do not have the screen calibration option showing in All Settings, System, Screen. This allows you to tap on crosshairs to calibrate the screen. To enable it just use the registry tweak below:
and change from 1
101. Enable All Settings Shortcut in Start Menu
Most roms have the Settings shortcut in Start Menu link to the Manila Settings tab. To gain access to the Windows Mobile settings you have to go to the Manila Settings tab, hit Menu and then hit All Settings. The following tweak adds a new shortcut to the All Settings page. Soft reset required.
and change 1
102. ReEnable Facebook Album Thumbnails
After many tweaks you may have realised you can no longer download your friend's Facebook albums in the Album tab. Go to the following registry and make sure the cachesize is set to 0 and then reboot: HKLM\SYSTEM\STORAGEMANAGER\FATFS\CacheSize
set to 0
103. Enable Sent SMS Status Notifications
By default, you have no confirmation if an SMS has been sent or not. Now you can enable a pop up message to tell you if an SMS has been successfully sent and even if it has failed. Go to All Settings, Sounds & Notifications, Notifications tab, tap on Event and choose Message: Send failed and check Display message on screen. Next choose Message: Send succeeded and check Display message on screen. Finally you must also make the following reg tweak:
change from 1
. This tweak works on specific roms alas.
104. Quick Manual Update on Twitter Tab
Normally to manually update the Twitter tab, you have to tap on Menu and then Update Now. You can save one tap by just tapping on the sync icon - right above your top listed tweet on the Twitter tab. Also works with weather tab.
105. Solution to Trouble Signing into Twitter Using HTC Peep
To avoid a login error with the HTC Peep Twitter client, make sure you've signed out of Twitter in the browser of your computer.
106. Choose What is Shown in the Thumbnail for Favourite Shortcuts
The first time when you add a favourite shortcut to the Internet Tab, a screenshot is captured of the website and saved to your shortcut. The screen capture is of the top left corner of the website as soon as it is finished loading. To get a closer/zoomed in screen shot of maybe the title logo of the website, double tap to zoom in and drag so the top left corner shows what you want it to show and wait. You should do this WHILE the page is still loading and before it finishes. Again, this only works when adding a shortcut for the first time.
107. Activate Camera Flash Even On Low Battery
Dy default you cannot use the camera flash when the batter level is very low. Use the following reg tweak to allow you to use the camera flash even when battery is low:
and change from 1
108. Disable Keyboard Vibration
Some people find the vibration when typing a message to be a distraction. You can disable haptic feedback everytime you press a key by going here:
and change 1
109. Enable Onscreen Menu When Camera Launched
Once you have launched the camera app, if you want to zoom in or change the capture mode or access the settings menu, you have to press the menu icon in the lower right corner. Now you can have the on screen menu automatically show for 6 seconds once you have launched the camera - thus saving you a screen tap and time. Use this tweak: HKLM\Software\HTC\Camera\General\ShowUIAfterLaunch Camera
and change 0
110. Enable Clearer In Call Recording
When recording phone calls via the Menu, Record option during an active call, the clarity might not be that good. Add the following tweak to make the recordings of both parties clearer. Phone call recordings are saved to your Notes app. Go to HKLM\Drivers\BuiltIn\WaveDev
and add a new DWord Value. Name: MixModeRecord
and DWord: 1
. If Record does not show up in the menu during an ACTIVE call, use the following tweak: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Voice
. Change AllowInCallRecording
111. Enable Speedier Entries When Setting Times
If you have your clock set to 24hour format, when entering times in a new appointment or setting a new alarm you have to scroll through 24 numbers to choose the right hour. By going to Settings Tab, Date & Time and unchecking 24-hour format, you now only have to scroll through 12 digits when selecting an hour - thus quicker to execute.
112. Change Landscape Angle for Better Bedtime Viewing
If you browse the web or send emails while laying down (say in bed) it can be very frustrating that your phone switches to lanscape when you want it to stay in portrait mode. Execute the following reg tweak so that the phone will only rotate to landscape if it is tilted over 60 degrees as opposed to 35 degrees. HKLM\Software\HTC\HTCSensor\GSensor\LandscapeAngle Threshold
and change from 35
113. Enable Bluetooth and/or NaviPanel to be Auto Activated by Car Power (Car Kit Mode)
Now you can automatically start Car Kit Mode when you turn the ignition on and your phone is connected via USB car charger. It detects AC power, waits for BT Carkit to connect and then starts NaviPanel. Phone dialer now stays in landscape mode. See also Tip 6.
Download the cab here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/atta...3&d=1286404343
Read the thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=672844
114. Hidden Links on Home Tab
Put your Weather and Calendar tabs towards the end of the other tabs as you can easily access those tabs by pressing the weather graphic under the flip clock and by tapping on the date - all on the Home tab. Also you can access the World Clock by tapping on the flip clock and you can access the Alarm Clock page by tapping on the Alarm text - again all on the Home Tab.
115. Instantly Convert Web Youtube Videos into Mobile Viewable Videos in Browser
Sometimes when clicking on a link to a Youtube video it will take you to the Desktop version of the video and of course our phones do not support Flash videos in Opera. Simply delete the 'www' in the video url and replace it with the letter 'm' and reload. It will now show the mobile version of that page and allow you to play the video with your built in HTC Youtube Player.
116. Quicker Search for Contact Name
When searching for a contact by typing out their name in a text field, instead of searching by first name, start typing out their surname instead. You will get the contact you want with only 3 or 4 letters as opposed to scrolling through a long list of 'John's for example.
117. Create Folders for Camera Save Location on SD Card
To auto create 'My Pictures' and 'My Videos' folders on you SD card and to be able to select the media saving prefix in the Camera settings when Storage Card is selected, perform the following reg tweak:
and change the D-Word value from 1
118. Install Java Apps to SD Card
To have your installed java apps available after a hard reset and to save on internal phone memory, in the registry go to HKCU\Software\Jblend
and change the GFS_Java_physicalpath
entry to any folder you like on the SD. Best to set it to \storage card\windows\java.
119. Disable Shutter Sound in Camera Silent Mode
Instead of always manually turning off the shutter sound when in silent mode go to HKLM\system\pictures\camera\oem
and change the Forceshuttersound
value to 0
120. Disable the Virtual Keyboard from Auto Popping Up
This reg edit is to prevent the SIP (virtual keyboard) from auto opening:
and change from 0
121. Add Internet Sharing Option in USB to PC PopUp Menu
This reg tweak will add internet sharing as a 3rd option in the Usb to PC popup menu:
and change from 1
Latest Update 27th January: Added entries 116-121
*Updated 10th October: Added entries 110-115
*Updated 13th July: Added entries 104 - 109
*Updated 21st June: Added entries 100 - 103. Also updated links in tweak 13.
*Updated 14th May: Added entries 92 - 99. Updated tweak 44, 90 and intro too.
*Updated 4th March: Added entries 83 - 91.
*Updated 7th February: Added entries 81 - 82.
*Updated 4th February: Added entries 79 - 80.
*Updated 2nd February: Added entries 75 - 78
*Updated 14th January: Added entries 73 - 74
*Updated 7th January: Added entries 65 - 72
*Updated 20th December: Added entries 61 - 64
*Updated 16th December: Added entries 56 - 60.
*Updated 11th December: Added entries 53 - 55. Also updated entry 13 to include NETCFv35.Messages.EN.wm cab download link.
*Updated 8th December: Added entries 49 - 52.
*Updated 6th December: Added entries 47 - 48.
*Updated 5th December: Added entries 41 - 46. Also updated entry 29 with new link to download keyboard sensitivity cab.
*Updated 21st November: Added entries 38 - 40. Added cab link to improve keyboard sensitivity to entry 29. Added link to entry 33 for true auto data disconnect for ALL auto downloading.
*Updated 18th November: Added entries 36 and 37.
*Updated 17th November: Added entries 30 - 35. Also added cab link for Enable LED Notification (entry 24).
*Updated 16th November: Added entries 28 - 29. Also added cab link for Disable Auto Screen lock (entry 27). Updated entry 13.