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Zoltair Wright

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Feb 18, 2006
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(Original post here.)

EDIT: The program has been updated from version 1.0.0.1 to version 1.01. Changes include:

-Keys now follow the screen orientation, even when rotated.
-OK + red phone key = toggle radio (ie, turn phone on and off)
-OK + C = toggle bluetooth
-OK + Enter key = toggle wifi
-Windows + * key = toggle keyboard backlight
-Windows + # key = turn off screen (does NOT put device to sleep! wifi will still be on, programs will still run, etc.)

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gudong over at PDAClan has just written a program that allows you to use the number pad on the 614 as a D-pad. It works like this: hold down the end call button for 1 second, and the red LED will light up to let you know it's working. When it's on, the number pad keys have the following functions:

1:Home 2: Up 3: Page up
4: Left 5: Enter 6: Right
7: End 8: Down 9: Page Down
0: Tab

To switch back, just hold down the end call key again.

Also, you can change the backlight by holding down the Windows key and a number:

win + 7: 1st level of screen brightness, with the keyboard backlight off. Good for using indoors in average lighting.
win + 8: 2nd level of screen brightness, also with keyboard backlight off. Good for bright rooms and outdoors.
win + 9: Brightest level (use when in direct sunlight)
win + 0: Lowest brightness level, keyboard backlight on. Good for dark rooms and nighttime.

Enjoy!
 

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sergiorus

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oh yeah! Nice application. I was trying to do something similar with Aebutton, but this is really great.

Found some bugs, softkeys are not working. Is it possible to fix it?
 

thebranded

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Jan 17, 2007
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wow thats really good!

but one small thing, how do you close it completely? I've pressed the end call button, but i am still able to change brighness with Win+7, 8, 9, 0 keys. But the D pad function does not work.

edit: Anyway to change the keys? Tried this on a simple menu, and it all works but my "C" cancel key does not exit the menu so there is no way to cancel using the buttons. Could the "tab" (0) key be made into a cancel button?
 
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kuchin

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Feb 10, 2005
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You don't really need any additional software if you only need up/down/left/right arrows, just swipe your finger from the center of the keypad to side (without pressing buttons, like you do with the wheel).
 

thebranded

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Jan 17, 2007
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You don't really need any additional software if you only need up/down/left/right arrows, just swipe your finger from the center of the keypad to side (without pressing buttons, like you do with the wheel).

yes but what happens if you want to press left 10 times? with the above software you can press and hold "4" and it will do it, otherwise you'll need to do 10 swipes of the finger.

i find that when i do sms'es i often corrent mistakes like that, my finders to big to use the touch screen to put the cursor between two "i"s

also withthe software enabled you can use the "swipe" method as well as the "ring" plus the dpad options so now i use the ring to scoll to a selection then press the "5" button to make the selection instead of the akward return key.
 

thebranded

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Jan 17, 2007
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great update!

having the option to turn BT/wifi/phone via hardware butted is great, i do have it already via touch screen buttons, but this saves me tapping the touch screen as often :D

Btw you need to post (not edit) that the files been updated (to bump this thread up) otherwise everyone will think theres no change and not both looking at the thread!
 

axlastro

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Jan 6, 2008
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Thanks

Thanks. This is one of the most useful apps for the ipaq. It's the first one i install after hard reset. One idea - is it possible to make use of the other keys like the win and ok key and the softkeys. I'm not sure if it's possible but here it is: The softheys become delete and enter keys (like in old handsets) and we use the win, ok , C and ENTER keys on the keyboard. I'm not sure if it's a little too much , as this could mean modifying some of the dlls. Really - i don't know programming at all. Don't get me wrong I really like this program and realise that even having this is more than enough - use it very often and it's just great. It's just a suggestion, not a request. The purpose - maybe a half qwerty keyboard.
 

Grga001

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Jan 9, 2008
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Great app

I have been looking for something similar for a long time!

Now I can run CoolCamera. Does anyone knows how to change video resolution to 640x480?

Lp Grga
 
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whoiswho25

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Sep 16, 2008
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Hello,

Can anybody help me with installing of this? I downloaded Zip file and there is only one .exe file in it. But i can not run that exe file corretly. Where is problem?
Thx

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...\CZ612Key.exe
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...\CZ612Key.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

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OK
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axlastro

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Jan 6, 2008
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it's not a windows instller. It's the application itself. Just copy it in on your device in the folder /windows/startup and you're good to go.
 

whoiswho25

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Sep 16, 2008
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Thx for hlp. I found that this soft working and i'm able to change brightnes but not able to activate Dpad with Red end call button. :(
If i hold it for 1s or longer i could not see any led flash and also not able to use Dpad.
I did not use any software for button mapping.
Any idea what is wrong?
 

AbsolutBenz

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I got the same problem above...
i just got the problem yesterday.. the day before the program works just fine.. i love it.. but suddenly i cannot activated the dpad using end button... my iPAQ is fully loaded.. but i don't using other keymapper..
i was thought that SPB keyboard is not compatible with the keymapper.. but after i uninstalled the spb the problems is still...
is there any way to activated the dpad rather than pressing the end button?
or other keymapper program that works like it?
thx
 

thebranded

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you need to run the program again if you reset your device.

I have mine to do a weekly backup at 2am Mondays So when i wake i have to run the dpad program to have it active for the rest of the week.
 

sergiorus

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I ve made an icon for this great application :D

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GuestX00823

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this one is realy great but unfortunatly,

the -Windows + # key = does not really turn off the screen, it just shows a black screen

That's right, it still draws power.

But getting back to this program. This is just so good, thanks for sharing :D

And the icon looks great, thx.

If all ipaq 6xx series users know about this, they definitely would want one too :cool:

Just the battery issue now :)