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To customise the HTC ActionScreen you can change the total number of icons, the size and shape of icons, their position, the image, and what is launched by pressing the icon.

All reg settings are contained within [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\HTC\Biotouch\ActionScr een]

Each Application reg file is numbered sequentially starting with App_0 going up to the total number of icons -1 (for 8 icons, App_0 to App_7).

Each icon can be shifted to where it is wanted by changing the xPos and yPos dwords, the top left of the screen is xPos 0 yPos 0, with yPos being the vertical distance, and xPos being the horizontal distance from the top right of the screen in pixels. This must be a positive value. The image files can be located anywhere, including the storage card.

Any image can be used, so long as it is converted into a *.brn, and matches the dimensions of the reg file.

The "name" registry entry is the text that appears to the right of the image, as of yet I know no way of changing its position other than moving the entire icon.

This works on other devices with the HTC ActionScreen.

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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\HTC\Biotouch\ActionScreen]
"Default"=""
"Check"=dword:00000001
"Row"=dword:00000007                
Number of rows
"Column"=dword:00000001
Number of columns
"BaseImage"=""
Background image
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\HTC\Biotouch\ActionScreen\APP_0] "Default"="" "Name"=""
Text displayed next to the icon
"Path"=""
What's launched by pressing
"IconPressPath"=""
Image shown when pressed
"yPos"=dword:00000028
Position relative to the top (in pixels)
"Width"=dword:000000f0
Width of icon
"IconPath"=""
Basic icon
"Param"=""
Parameters of what is launched
"Type"=dword:00000000
Type (no idea...)
"xPos"=dword:00000000
Position relative to left of screen (pixels)
"IconSelectPath"=""
Image displayed when selected
"Height"=dword:00000028
Attached are image files demonstrating it.
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8th February 2008, 12:34 AM |#2  
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thank for the nice guide..
will try to edit it..
19th February 2008, 10:46 PM |#3  
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ActionScreen from program files...

Put all the default .brns in \Program files\ActionScreen, import this, soft reset and then it should run from program files rather than windows (or whereever it is running from) to help reduce the size of the windows dir...
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And... ActionScreen from storage card...

Put all the default .brns in \Storage Card\ActionScreen, import this, soft reset and then it should run from program files rather than windows (or whereever it is running from) to help reduce the size of the windows dir...
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20th February 2008, 01:57 PM |#5  
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good work! btw, have you one of the latest action screen cab?

if yes, can you link it?

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I have 'v1.00'...
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downloaded, thankx
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Now in green! Copy the .brns to whatever directory you have set as the default...
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This info on its own does not give an application.
The action screen app this refers to is available somewhere on the forum...
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