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I started a hints and tips thread a while ago for the Blackstone. Now I have a HD2 I thought I would start a new tips thread here. The purpose of this thread is to collate all tips and have them available within the first few posts as opposed to having to search for tips among the many pages and threads. Please submit any tips you have and I will update the first few posts. Not all new HD2 owners would have owned a Blackstone before so I will include some basic tips from the Blackstone thread. Together we can get the most out of our wonderful phone. BTW, I am no way claiming credit for all the following tweaks. A few I have discovered myself (I love to browse the registry) and the majority have been suggested or found from other sources on the net. I apologise for not thanking or crediting everyone who supplied a cab file on xda, but thank you! These tips will also work with the US TMobile version.

Note for users new to Windows Mobile you will need a registry editor to find and edit files beginning with either HKCU or HKLM and a file editor that can unhide system files. Resco supply both apps and are recommended but are not the only apps out there. All registry entries are in red.

You can find a lot of cab files to install of the below tweaks here:

1. Enable Hidden Default Games
Go to the Windows directory and copy bubblebreaker.exe and solitaire.exe to the games folder as shortcuts in Windows\Start Menu. Make sure to unhide system files on the device to see the games listed.

2. Enable Website Thumbnails When Navigating Back in Opera
Go to HKLM\Software\Opera\Info and change EnableVisualBack from 0 to 1. Press back key and use gestures to go back pages.

3. Increase Resolution of Back Thumbnails
Go to HKLM\Software\Opera\Prefs\User Prefs and change History Thumbnail Size from 128 to 512.

4. Increase Number of Opera Tabs
Go to HKLM\Software\Opera\Prefs\User Prefs and change Maximum Allowed Tabs from 3 to say 9 (or any number)

5. Enable Hidden Owner Info in All Settings\Personal Folder
Go to HKLM\ControlPanel\Owner and change Hide from 1 to 0 and then reset. You can now enter your name you want to register old apps.

6. Enable NaviPanel Without Owning the Car Kit/Navigation Dock
Go to Windows folder and copy NaviPanel.exe as a shortcut to Windows\Start Menu folder. See also Tip 113 for related tip.

7. Get the old Task Manager Back
To be able to really close programs using the X instead of just 'minimizing' the program and leaving it in memory,
install Duttys HTC Task Manager (attached below), restart and the X is back. Also in Settings you can configure its function.

8. Add Task Manager to Home Screen Quick Links
Copy the hidden TaskMgr.lnk file from your Windows folder to your Start Menu/Programs folder. Now it's possible to place a shortcut on your Manila today and you can open/close running programs with ease.

9. Change the Language of HTC Sense
Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\MUI\CurLang and change the value 409 to 408 (Hex) (for example Greek) or try another value for your language. You can find all Windows Locale Codes here:
Please read this thread before changing language:

10. Using the Back Key in Opera
You can use the actual back key at the bottom of your phone to go back a web page or two in Opera, instead of bringing up the Opera menu and selecting the back arrow.

11. Exiting Volume Screen
For quick exit of the volume screen, tap anywhere in the dark grey background surrounding the vertical slider button.

12. Reduce Errors in Typing
In Input options, disable the number of words to show in T9 for less mistakes when typing and thus faster entry.

13. Install Compact Net Framework 3.5 to Make Old Apps Work Again
Some apps you may have used on another phone will not work on the Leo unless you install Compact Net Framework to your phone. Download the cab from the following link and install to Device only - not Storage Card and then reset. Also make sure your phone is using the 3.5 as default and not 2.0. Go here: HKLM/Software/Microsoft/.NETCompactFramework. Change the DWORD data of entry 2.0.7045.00 from 1 to 0. Next Change the DWORD data of entry 3.5.7283.00 from 0 to 1 and then reset. This disables 2.0 and enables 3.5. Also some apps need the file NETCFv35.Messages.EN.wm. Here is the link to download the file: Install the to device after you installed and reset.

14. Activate Hidden Photo Modes
You can activate two hidden photo modes by using the following registry tweaks and then reset:

To enable Video Share mode:
Go to HKLM\Software\HTC\Camera\P9
set "Enable" to "1"

To enable GPS Photo mode:
Go to HKLM\Software\HTC\Camera\P10
set "Enable" to "1"

15. How to Hard Reset your Phone
To hard reset your phone which means to delete ALL personal data and settings and have the phone in factory default conditions as if you turned on the phone for the first time after purchasing, press the following buttons:

1. With the device turned off, press and hold the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN buttons, then briefly press the POWER button.
2. Continue pressing the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN buttons until you see this message on the screen:
"This operation will delete all your personal data, and reset all settings to the manufacturer default settings. Press VolUp to restore manufacturer defaults, or press other keys to cancel."
3. Release the VOLUME UP and VOLUME DOWN buttons.
4. Press the VOLUME UP button to perform the hard reset, or press any other button to cancel the reset.

You can also use Clear Storage to reset your device back to factory default settings.
1. On the Home screen, slide to the Settings tab and then tap All Settings.
2. On the System tab, tap Clear Storage.
3. Enter “1234” and then tap Yes.

Make sure you back up all your data such as Contacts, Appointments etc or they will be gone forever.

16. Get True 5 Mega pixel Resolution When Using Camera
To get 5MP instead of 4MP resolution when using your camera, you must switch off Widescreen mode in the 'Advanced' Menu.
* Normal screen = 2592 x 1944 pixels = 5,038,848 pixels = 5MP
* Widescreen = 2592 x 1552 pixels = 4,022,784 pixels = 4MP

17. Increase Resolution of Panoramic Photos - NON WORKING
By default, panoramic photos are less than 1 mp. This registry tweak increases resolution to about 7 mp.
Go to: HKLM/Software/HTC/Camera/P3
Adjust MainCamCaptSize to 1024 and MainCamSupportCaptSize to 1744. Soft reset.
Default 1mp is: MainCamCaptSize 64 and MainCamSupportCaptSize 80. Soft reset.

18. Get Better Video Quality When Using Camera
Use MPEG format instead of H.263 for better quality video output. This option can be found by going to the Advanced Setting from the Video Settings menu. Once there, go to Capture Format and change format if necessary.

19. Improve Suggested T9 Dictionary With Custom Words
The Leo has a very useful hidden application in the Windows directory. You need to unhide hidden system and Rom files in order to find it. Find the file "eT9MyWords.exe" in the Windows directory and add a shortcut to this file in your Windows/Start Menu folder.

When in the application, add the most common words you use when using the keypad such as names, locations, user names, email addresses and other words not common in the standard T9 dictionary. For example if you are based in London, UK you could add the following locations:

Leicester, Piccadilly, Tottenham, Soho, Charring, Euston, Trafalgar, Clapham,

and words such as BRB, DVD, coz, lol, xoxo,, ciao, etc.

20. Which Gloves Work With Capacitive Screen
Now winter is approaching it may be a hassel to constantly remove your gloves to touch the screen and USE your phone. Buy yourself a pair of thin leather gloves - unlined or silk lined. The thinner the better. You will find that the screen can still register your fingertips even through the thin leather. If you are male and cannot find thin enough men's gloves, try a larger size in women's gloves. Google "Dent's Extra Soft 3000 gloves" for a pair that definately works with Leo screen. I own them and tested them.

21. Amazing Collection of HTC Sense Theme Tweaks
Visit this link and check out all the modifcations to your Sense theme:

22. Change Your Quicklinks from 9 to 16 Slots
See tip 77 for updated cab file to enable multiple quicklinks and multiple appointments.

23. Enable Haptic Feedback in Opera for Link Clicking
Go to HKLM\Software\Opera\Defaults
Add new DWORD Value as Name: VibrationEnabled and DWORD Data (dec): 1

24. Enable LED Notification Setting in Sound and Notifications
If you want your LED to flash when you have a new message, missed call or voicemail.. well you can't as it is greyed out. However the following registry entries can be modified to enable them or use the cab at end of post. Reset after changes. Notifcation for Email sadly does not work

New Message:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Notifications\{A877 D65B-239C-47a7-9304-0D347F580408}]
=dword: change to 15

Missed Call:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Notifications\{A877 D660-239C-47a7-9304-0D347F580408}]
=dword: change to 15

Voice Mail:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Notifications\{A877 D661-239C-47a7-9304-0D347F580408}]
=dword: change to 15

25. Allow Audio Booster to Stay On.
Notice how after every song Audio Booster turns off again? A very simple solution is to press the Home button and not the "Done" softkey. This keeps Audio Booster running.
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26. Add Your Own Album Art to Music Folders
Make sure the image you wish to use is 256x256 pixels, 96dpi and save it to your PC. Rename the image to the following format: ~hTC_Album Please note that the change refers also to the file extension as it will now become a vin file. Copy this file to the folder of your specific album on your Storage Card. Example: If the album is called Abba Gold, then your vin file will be ~hTC_Abba

27. Disable Auto Screen Lock
If you use S2U2, you would have hated the double lock annoyance. Now you can turn off default Auto Screen Lock.
Go to HKCU\ControlPanel\Keybd and change DeviceLockWhenSuspend to 0, or use the following cab: thanks to triperko.

28. Change QuickLink Display Names
If you don't like your Quicklinks display names being truncated and looking like for example "Resco Regi.." and would prefer it look like "Reg Edit" then you can edit the display names here: HKLM/Software/HTC/Manila/Home/x then edit the DispName.
(x = the quicklink position)

29. Tips to Improve Typing Accuracy on Keyboard
Tap each key very lightly and watch the keyboard as you type each letter. Don't watch the suggested words that pop up. Type at a moderate pace. Don't rush. Try the Align Screen option in the Settings/System/Screen menu. Don't press hard. Press as light as physically possible - barely touching the screen and wait at each crosshair until it moves. If you are right handed, for the middle and two right most crosshairs use your right thumb and for the left two most crosshairs use your left thumb. If you were holding the phone with both hands and wanted to touch something on the extreme left of screen you would use your left thumb would you? Also, turn on Spell Correction in Touch Input options and turn off vibration for keys too!
Finally the following cab decreases the sensitivity on the keyboard allowing for less mistakes. Really works. A life saver. (Cab to decrease sensitivity) or go here for cab (Cab to restore default settings of keyboard)

30. Activate Voicemail 30 Seconds After Call Rings
For those who find that an incoming call goes too quickly to voicemail and does not give you enough time to answer it you can increase the delay up to 30 seconds now. Go to Settings, Personal Tab, Phone, Services, Call Forwarding and Get Settings. You can change the delay from 5 to 30 seconds under the forwarding option. If that does not work based on your carrier, try this:
reg edit: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\PhoneCallFwd
change "DelaySeconds" value to 30 which should indicate 30 seconds.

31. Move Start Menu Apps to Top of List
Press and hold any app on the start menu and you can then move it to the top of the screen. If you want apps listed alphabetically, work backwards from z to A in regards to the order in which you move apps.

32. Real Exit for HTC Album
By defualt, when you click on the ok/X button in HTC Album, the app minimizes and does not exit. Make the following change to really exit the app and thus save some program memory: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\HTC\HTCAlbumv"ok_minim ize" = dword:0

33. Enable Auto Data Disconnect for Auto Email Downloads and Other Downloads with a Cab File
When you have auto email downloads enabled, data is not disoconnected after mail retrieval and thus your battery is drained much faster. Modify the following reg edit to have data disconnect after 60 seconds. You can test this by tapping on the notfification bar while downloading emails and watch the data connection close after idle for 60 seconds. Please note. Data connection will NOT auto disconnect if you have any HTC Sense auto download enabled such as Weather, Twitter, Stocks, Facebook or Time Sync. Please set these apps to manual download only. Please note that this setting has the possible effect of disabling simultaneous voice and data on some devices, even if you are on a capable network and signal. See Tip 70 for an app that works with even HTC data downloads.

CacheTime = 60
SuspendResume =
should be blank. Delete "GPRS_bye_if_device_off" text.
VPNCacheTime = 60

34. Disable My Location
For a lot of owners My Location simply does not work therefor you can disable it and stop it from showing in weather panel by using the cab at bottom of this post.

35. Enable Clickable Links in Zoomed Out Opera
This reg edit allows you to tap on a link without the need for zooming in first.
Change value from 64 to 32

36. Get BBC iPlayer Mobile Website Working on HD2
The current Opera 9.7 version on the HD2 is not detected by the BBC iplayer website. Here is a modifcation to Opera preferences you can do to get it to work.
HLKM/Software/Opera/Prefs/User Prefs/Custom User-Agent
Change from HTC_HD2_T8585 Opera/9.7 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) to HTC_Touch_HD_T8282 Now go to Videos are opened in your Streaming App on your phone.

37. Boost Performance:
Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\StorageManager\FATFS
Change - CacheSize to 4096. Works for some and not for others though. Seems to cause problems with Sense. Best to avoid this tweak unless you don't mind hard resetting.

38. Disable Extra Animation on Clock
Everytime you refresh the home screen, the flip clock starts 1 hour and 2 minutes back to show off the flip animation. You can disable this extra animation so it only flips when it needs to flips. Download the modified manila file at the end of this post. Disable HTC Sense in Today settings. Backup original Windows file (you are going to overwrite) to your SD card. Extract downloaded file to Windows directory on your device (overwriting the original). Enable HTC Sense again in today settings.

39. Speed Up Web Page Loading Considerably
The following registry tweak will enable almost instantaneous web page loading in the web browser. It apparently enables wireless N mode but seems to work with cellular data too. Go to:
11nModeDisable =
Change from 1 to 0

40. Enable Magnifying Box When Selecting Text
Press and hold your finger on any text in a HTC app such as Messaging and an iphone-esque selection procedure with handles to drag and highlight text will appear. Modify the following registry entry to add a magnifying window as you select and highlight the text. Go to:
HKLM/Software/HTC/TextSelection/EnableMagnifier and change from 0 to 1.

41. Enable Graphical Send Icon Button in HTC Messaging
To send a text message you need to hit the left softkey button. The following registry tweak adds a graphic send button above the paperclip button. It also changes the 'send' left soft key to a 'back' soft key.
Change from 1 to 0.

42. Hide Reappearing HTC Icons from Start Menu
If you delete the HTC shortcuts to Peep, People, Messaging etc and reset, they always come back. To hide these shortcuts for good (not the apps just the shortcuts) use the tweak below.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\HTC\Manila\IsShortcutEn able
Change to 0 and soft reset. You may need to change their shortcut's properties to hidden by accessing them in Windows/Start Menu/Programs folde.

43. How to Enable More Than 1 Hotmail Account in Email Tab
By default you can only check one hotmail account at a time. Here is how to enable more hotmail accounts.

1. Create a new email account.
2. In the email field write your email but replace the "" with "@hotmail.con", this way the OS is not going to load Windows live messenger to sync your email.
3. Disable the option "Try to get e-mail settings..."
4. Select the email provider, in this case, Internet e-mail.
5. Complete the name and account display name
6. Incoming server: "". Account type: POP3
7. Complete the form with your username and password. Note: the username is your full email address: "" and not "yourusername".
8. Outgoing mail server: "". Check the "outgoing server requires au...". Click on Advanced settings and check the "Require SSL..." for incoming ant outgoing e-mail.
9. Complete the rest of the setup.
10. Now, go to your email account and go to Tools > Options, once there, click on the email account you just created and click on "Edit account setup." NOTE: It might make you wait until it syncs 1 time.
11. Replace the "@hotmail.con" with the right one "" and hit next 'till the end of the setup, and done.

44. Prevent Accidental Link Activation When Scrolling
Do you scroll and find you accidentally click on something? This tweak is for you. Note: Can cause problems for some so remember original value in case to revert back. Note: for some, users cannot tap on screen buttons during a call. Revert to original reg entry if this is the case.
Change from 0 to 30

45. Excellent Graphical Task Switcher Alternative
As the HD2 does not come with the task switcher/killer in the top right corner anymore you can use the task manager in system settings menu. However install Showcase and and the program icon to your homepage quick links for instant access to running tasks with a lovely graphical UI. Add it to the top row, right most icon. Good spot.

46. Enable More Than 10 URL Thumbnail Shortcuts on Internet Tab

By default you only get 10 shortcuts to your favourite websites on the internet tab. Now you can have as many as you want (multiples of 2) or even less than 10 if you so wish.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\HTC\Manila\Internet.Cou ntOfPush
Change from 10 to 12 or 14 or 16 or 18 etc etc

47. Add 'Mark All Read' to Email Inbox Menu
Install the "MarkAllReadInbox" cab below to add the feature to the menu of your email inbox. By default only Mark As Read is in the menu, not All read.

48. Add an Extra Row to Menu to Show More Options
By default the maximum amount of rows to show in pop up menus are 9. You can add one more row to show a total of 10 rows now.
Change 9 to 10 and reset.

49. Enable 3G Button in Comm Manager
In Comm Manager, you can substitute the Microsoft direct push for Outlook button for a GSM/3G button by installing the cab below. Warning, please execute tip 60 before this tip.

50. Enable All Currency Symbols from Main Keyboard
If you want to input the Euro, Yen or Pound symbol, you have to tap on the '12#' key and then go to page 2. A bit cumbersome. Now you can have access to all of the currency symbols just by pressing and holding the 'f' key and then drag to choose the symbol you want. Install cab below to device main memory only.

51. Speed Up Scrolling of Internet and People Tab, Album Page and All People Page
You can spued up the speed of scrolling when you flick your finger by modifying the following registry tweak.
Change to 20000 or higher. Experiment to what suits you.

52. Enable SMS Delivery Reports on O2 Network
O2 sadly do not support sms delivery reports no matter even if you enable them in sms settings or the registry. An alternative way is to add *0# in the body of the message followed by a space and then begin your message. The recipient does not see the code but you will get a message back saying when it has been delivered.

53. Change 'Reply All' Softkey to 'Reply' in Emails
When you are viewing a single email, the lower left soft key says Reply All. It would be better if it just said Reply. Well now it can. Soft reset after change.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Inbox\Setting s\ShowReplyAllEmailSK change 1 to 0.

54. Enable Reflow in Adobe Reader LE
Make the text flow even when zoomed in with the following reg tweak.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Adobe\AdobeReaderLE.25\ EnableReflow change 0 to 1.

55. Speed Up Landscape Album Scrolling
Following reg tweak speeds up landscape Album viewing:
HKLM/SOFTWARE/HTC/HTCAlbum/rotate change 1 to 0.

56. Incease Picture Quality of Camera Photos
The following tweak will allow the camera to save images at a less compressed jpeg rate, meaning that the image will be sharper and more detailed.
HKLM\software\htc\camera\image\jpegquaity\superfin e
Replace the 5Msize = 643628 value with 746028

57. SMS Messages Speed Loading
If you have a lot of messages in your inbox it takes forever to load, but if you tap one of the messages when they show up (so that a menu pops up) and then tap the close right soft key, all the messages are loaded. Also you can tap the Send icon button and then the No button to do the same thing.

58. Keep Audio Booster Running After Each Song
Another way to keep Audio Booster running while playing music is to use the following reg tweak:
HKLM\Software\HTC\AudioManager_Eng\Config\enter_su spend and change 1 to 0
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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:
Change ZoomSliderEnabled from 0 to 1

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 to 8. 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 to 1.

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" to 1
Enable Favorites in Menu:
Change key HKLM\Software\HTC\StreamingDShow "SupportFavorites to 1

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.

70. Finally An Auto Data Disconnection That Works - Save Battery Life!
Download the following cab file
You can set it to disconnect data after 60 seconds or more or less thus saving you battery. Read the thread here:
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:
HomeLSKPath = !"\Windows\manila.exe" --switchtopage Manila://people\browserlayer\?.page
HomeLSKText = Contacts

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.
HKCU\ControlPanel\Volume\Mute Change from 3 to 1.

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:
HKLM\Software\Opera\Info\fontcachesize change from 32 to 64

Make the following reg tweaks to allocate more memory to Opera for complete page loading in multiple tabs. Finally
AllocLimit change data to 70254592
HeapLimit change data to73400320
memory_heap_threshold_size change data to 131072
mmap_reserve_size change data to 20971520
sbrk_reserve_size 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 to 50. 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.
HKCU\Software\Adobe\AdobeReaderLE.25\InitialZoomTy pe 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 and tmail.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:
HKLM\Software\HTC\YouTube\EnableRotate change to 1
HKLM\Software\HTC\StreamingDShow\EnableRotateScree n 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:

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 to 50

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 = (without "http://www.")
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 "" 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
Change InitialDelay from 375 to 100

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
Change Encryption from 1 to 0 (to not use a passkey)
Change Authorization from 1 to 0 (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 to 60, 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 to 1.

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)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\HTC\People\FavoriteOrde r - 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

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:
HKLM\ControlPanel\Pen and change from 1 to 0.

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 to 0.

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:
HKLM\Software\Jataayu\Messaging\DisableSMSSucess change from 1 to 0. 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:
HKLM\Drivers\BuiltIn\Battery\FlashLightPowerUnavai lable and change from 1 to 0.

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:
HKLM\Software\HTC\ezsip\VibrationEnabled and change 1 to 0.

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 to 1.

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 and EnableCallRecordMenuItem from 0 to 1.

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 to 60.

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:
Read the thread here:

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:
HKLM\software\HTC\camera\general\EnableDCIM and change the D-Word value from 1 to 0.

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:
HKCU\ControlPanel\Sip\TurnOffAutoDeploy and change from 0 to 1.

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:
HKLM\Software\HTC\USBtoPCPopUp\OnlyTwoChoice and change from 1 to 0.

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.
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Found some tips posted by Vlk_77 in another thread:

To force a rotation of the screen (for example TomTom) when it is not detected by putting the HD2 in landscape mode:
Download Rotate.exe from XDA, make a shortcut of this program, rename it to long_send.lnk and copy to C:\windows, then long press left button and this program will be executed, rotating the screen.
To be able to realy close programs using the X in stead of just 'minimizing' the program and leaving it in memory:
Install Duttys HTC task manager, restart and X is back (also in settings you can configure its function)

When some more hints and tips are added, this one smells like a Sticky
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This is a tip concerning the missing HTC Taskmanager.

  • With explorer open the windows folder and search for taskm.
  • Copy it and past a shortcut in 'windows\startmenu\Programs\extra for example
Now it's possible to place a shortcut on your Manila today and you can open/close running programs.

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This is a tip concerning the HTC Sense language, you can switch to different languages via a reg tweak
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Could anyone share a tip on how to enable automatic data connection disconnection? I know its somewhere in the registry...
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Very nice. I'll try to add some of my own.
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Originally Posted by Pappagallo

Found some tips posted by Vlk_77 in another thread:

To force a rotation of the screen (for example TomTom) when it is not detected by putting the HD2 in landscape mode:
Download Rotate.exe from XDA, make a shortcut of this program, rename it to long_send.lnk and copy to C:\windows, then long press left button and this program will be executed, rotating the screen.
To be able to realy close programs using the X in stead of just 'minimizing' the program and leaving it in memory:
Install Duttys HTC task manager, restart and X is back (also in settings you can configure its function)

When some more hints and tips are added, this one smells like a Sticky

Can you post the link to Rotatescreen.exe? I did the search, but don't know witch file to use...
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Could anyone share a tip on how to enable automatic data connection disconnection? I know its somewhere in the registry...

Try this:
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