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[APP][29-June-11] uTask v1.4 - softkeys enhancement for WM6.5.3

13th November 2010, 07:16 PM |#1  
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uTask v1.4
Author: ultrashot
Compatibility: only Windows Mobile 6.5.3. Any resolution is supported, but I haven't checked this program on any resolution except WVGA.

Functions:
1) Reassignment of virtual keys such as "Windows" and "X"
Supported actions:
  • Standard action
  • Launch *.exe
  • Minimize current program
  • Close current program
  • Show start menu

2) Task Manager icon on "Today" screen.
You can assign any task manager to this button. Later I will make my own interface.

3) Position Fix for old windows.
Attention! Some applications can work in unexpected way with positionfix enabled. They should be added into exceptions list!
Exception list supports masks. For example, if you enter "SPBWEATHER*", all window classes starting with "SPBWEATHER" will be excluded.
Also there is a confurator inside.

The most evident difference from any existing programs is IMMEDIATE reaction to new windows. No timers and unneeded calculations at all. uTask is very battery-friendly because of that.

Available translations: russian, english, german, french, italian (thanks to translators!)

Changes in v1.4 (release: 29.06.11, compilation date: 17.06.11):
-added classes list
-minor changes

Changes in v1.4 (26-Mar-11):
-fixed HVGA display detection.

Changes in v1.4:
-better today button behaviour.
-auto-resize of incorrect button images.
-bugfixes (bug with few HTCMenus versions, bug with EzInput on some devices)
-installer now shows error message if you try to install uTask on unsupported OS. Then, if system refuses to run after utask installation, try to start your phone two or three times. Perhaps, autodiagnostic system will disable utask. But it doesn't mean you shouldn't make a system backup.

Changes in v1.3:
-more accurate vibration
-increased timeout for clock hook
-ability to *.lnk in configurator
-little changes.

Changes in v1.2:
-some fixes for position fix
-configtool fixes
-stability improvement
-auto detector of problematic apps - seems like exception list is useless at the moment.
-taskbar clock hook - clock will have the same as home key function
-implemented internal size\position cache... should work better for all, especially HVGA devices.

Changes in v1.1:
-added immediate position fix.
-fixed all found bugs.
-added special menu for toolbars (hold finger on old-style toolbars and you'll get an action menu).
-added "Open start menu" action.
-SIP position fix (works for Swype, for example)
-support for two softkeys HDMini-like mode.
-settings were moved to new subkey called "Settings" - attention, chiefs!

Make a system backup before installing! I don't take any responsibility for any damage to phone or data on it.
If you didn't read this label, or you aren't able to read at all, that's your problem


About adding this program to custom roms:
If you feel that everything works as expected - feel free to use it in your custom ROM. If not - post a comment about bugs.
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13th November 2010, 07:37 PM |#2  
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Is there any difference to the xTask? Because you are using the xTask icon.
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Is there any difference to the xTask? Because you are using the xTask icon.

uTask is a totally different program without any junk and without battery-eating timers.
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14th November 2010, 07:39 AM |#4  
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Looks a very interesting application.

I'm going to test it with HD2 Artemis v.42.

Thanks!
14th November 2010, 08:09 AM |#5  
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Tested with Artemis HD2 v42.0
It is working flawlessly with every soft key assignment!!!

The only bug I found is the icon of it, it is cutted in the right edge.
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14th November 2010, 08:23 AM |#6  
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jolas, give me your theme and I'll fix it.
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14th November 2010, 08:35 AM |#7  
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overall the app works. For whatever task mgr you use, make sure you put it into the exceptions list (otherwise arkswitch worked once, then errored).
I cannot get the windows long press or the home long press to do anything on my hd2. It doesn't error, it vibrates, but doesn't execute the .exe selected, tried a few of them.

edit: it works for some .exe's and not for others. Overall a very nice 1.0 program.
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Here is the theme I use and the softkeys images too

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14th November 2010, 08:47 AM |#9  
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jolas, please, attach all images for further testing.
I see softkeys have not standard size, that's why they are drawn incorrectly.

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I cannot get the windows long press or the home long press to do anything on my hd2. It doesn't error, it vibrates, but doesn't execute the .exe selected, tried a few of them.

Two HD2 owners (Korand and AndrewSh) tested it, one with SE X2 (eugene38 from 4pda.ru) and me with SE X1. No issues with long presses. Are you sure you saved settings (silly question, but who knows)?
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jolas, please, attach all images for further testing.
I see softkeys have not standard size, that's why they are drawn incorrectly.


Two HD2 owners (Korand and AndrewSh) tested it, one with SE X2 (eugene38 from 4pda.ru) and me with SE X1. No issues with long presses. Are you sure you saved settings (silly question, but who knows)?

yes, I saved settings and even soft reset, could not get it to properly open commmgr.exe.
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