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[APP][18-09-2009] SetSIP 1.1 - Change the SIP from a shortcut

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By oruam57, Senior Member on 17th September 2009, 06:22 PM
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SetSIP 1.1

Changing SIP (software keyboard) type is both cumbersome (that small finger unfriendly arrow near the SIP icon) and slow (the selection menu does not popup for a noticeable time). Worse on Topaz (Diamond 2) the menu has 2 levels: one for select between Touch Input full QWERTY and Phone Keypad and one for select other SIP types.
SetSIP allow to change the SIP, including the two Touch Input layouts from a shortcut.

Requirements and compatibility

SetSIP was developed for HTC Topaz (Diamond 2) with WM6.1 and requires Compact Framework 2 or above. It should work on many other phones but the test is up to you. Touch Input layouts selection make sense only on phones with Touch Input / EzInput.


Run and install in main memory.


Use Remove Programs in Settings.

Shortcuts creation

Installation copies two files in your phone, SetSIP.exe and SetSIPShortcut.exe and adds a shortcut named "SetSIP Create Shortcuts" to Programs. SetSIP.exe is the actual utility that changes the SIP as specified by command line parameters inside shortcuts. Creating the shortcuts manually is possible but cumbersome (see ReadMe.txt for details). Therefore, the SetSIPShortcut.exe utility scans your phone for all the installed SIPs and creates shortcuts for all of them. For Touch Input / EzInput SIP it creates shortcuts for all the layouts.
To create the shortcuts go to Programs and tap "SetSIP Create Shortcuts". After a while a popup dialog will inform you of the program termination and of the name of the directory where the created shortcuts are.


v1.1 [18-09-2009]
- Added shortcut creation utility.
v1.0 [17-09-2009]
- First public release.


Use SetSIP at your own risk! NO WARRANTY! Although running this application does not seem to produce any damage on my phone, I take no responsibility for any kind of damage or major or minor inconvenience caused to devices or data or person or whatever else due to this application and its usage.
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19th September 2009, 01:29 AM |#2  
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V1.1 posted, with utility to create shortcuts for all installed SIPs.
20th September 2009, 09:35 AM |#3  
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Thanks for the app Oruam. Very useful. I'm surprised there aren't more posts here as I would have thought this was useful to more people.
20th September 2009, 10:57 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by mitsi

Very useful. I'm surprised there aren't more posts here as I would have thought this was useful to more people.

Oh well, browsing the forum the relation between application usefulness and success appears misterious indeed

At any rate, the small applications I coded it was only because I could not find a ready made solution to a problem I had (It's not my job and I'm lazy after all ). After that, sharing them with anyother who could have perceived the same problem seemed rational.
22nd March 2010, 01:19 AM |#5  
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Wink Worked for me with Sprint MR1 ROM and 6.5
Thanks for posting these SIP shortcuts. Your shortcuts worked for me after installing the Sprint MR1 ROM update which includes Windows Mobile 6.5. One suggested improvement is to permit removal of the shortcut creation icon after it initially runs.

To make it faster and easier to switch SIP modes, I used Tarkim's Keyboard Config tool to launch the Block Recognizer SIP shortcut. I mapped it as a double-click on the back button. Then I can use the built in HTC input to switch back to QWERTY mode if I need it.

I also called to complain to Sprint and they in turn contacted HTC while I was on the telephone. Someone named Beth at HTC confirmed that these recognizers were left out of the updated Touch Input modules on purpose and that they not disclose that this was part of the upgrade. A@#!#$@@!. Nice way that have of saying thanks to their customers who purchased one of the most expensive phones on the market.
25th April 2010, 09:42 AM |#6  
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Work for me also. Currently running a HTC TP2 with Energy ROM Version Energy.RHODIUM.21898.Sense2.5.Apr.09 for anyone else who is out there browsing the forum.

Copied the Letter Recognizer shortcut from \Program Files\SetSIP folder into the \Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder, after installing the CAB and tapping the Set SIP Shortcuts.

From now on it's one click and good to go.

Thanks a lot oruam57
29th May 2010, 11:57 PM |#7  
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Thumbs up SetSIP works on Artemis WM6.5
Originally Posted by oruam57

SetSIP 1.1

Thank you very much! This excellent app works on my HTC Artemis P3300 O2 xda Orbit running Harrycaine's WM6.5. I was stuck with default Ezinput 2.1 but your app allows me to switch keyboards very easily. Cheers
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