JWMD Armids v1.3 for Windows Mobile 6.5/6.5.x

Nullstring

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JWMD Armids 1.0a

Ever want to change the number of columns in your Windows Mobile 6.5/x Start Menu without doing a lot of hardwork? Here's another tool to do the job for you.

Armids can change your the number of columns in your Windows Mobile 6.5/6.5.x Start Menu or Edit the Start Menu Item look or even change the Selection Background image!
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Armids supports the ff resolutions:
  • QVGA
  • WQVGA
  • SqVGA
  • VGA
  • WVGA

Armids has this ff features:
  • Change the number of columns
    • Portrait
    • Landscape
  • Change Selection background not yet implemented
  • Restor original GridScene file from custom ROM or Original Firmware
  • - Backup occurs upon first use of the application.
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Using Armids
Please make sure that your device is currently in Portrait mode.

KNOWN PROBLEMS
  1. No effect after reset
    • You ROM uses custom GridScene that was setup in registry. I have not yet got any answer on Chefs thread about setting this up. So if you have any idea, please share.
    • This registry key has something to do with it "[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Shell\StartMenu] "CustomGridForm"="StartMenuCust"

History said:
February 27, 2011
- Landscape support
- Fixed some null errors when reading the CPL file.
Guys when reporting an error

Kindly include this details:
Device Brand and Model
ROM, ROM Language, ROM Link
Error Message and Screenshots
What you did before the error shown.
 
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scott8813

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very nicely done. What program were you using in the first video to control your device with your pc? I've used several. Some I like more than others but they all have their faults/lack of capability.
 

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very nicely done. What program were you using in the first video to control your device with your pc? I've used several. Some I like more than others but they all have their faults/lack of capability.
I was just using an Windows Emulator from Visual Studio.

but if you want a desktop app to control the screen of your winmo device; you can use My Mobiler. It's very very free!
 
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KNOWN PROBLEMS
  1. No effect after reset
    • You ROM uses custom GridScene that was setup in registry. I have not yet got any answer on Chefs thread about setting this up. So if you have any idea, please share.
    • This registry key has something to do with it "[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Security\Shell\StartMenu] "CustomGridForm"="StartMenuCust"
That registry key tells the start menu engine to use a "custom" .cpr layout for the Start menu. The normal filename of for the start menu layout is StartMenu_GridScene_480x800.cpr , but if you have the registry key enabled, then windows looks for StartMenuCust_480x800.cpr . HTC does this by default in their stock ROMs, in order for windows to load their custom .cpr files. A pure windows ROM will look for a StartMenu_GridScene_480x800.cpr for example.

Some chefs choose not to mess with that and just StartMenuCust_480x800.cpr gets used. *I* for example, take that key out in my ROMs and I use StartMenu_GridScene_480x800.cpr . So you just have to account for both ;) All you have to do is look for the registry key and if it's not there, then it's safe to say StartMenu_GridScene_480x800.cpr is the layout used.
 

Humongus1

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Testing on HD2 T-mobile

Does not work on HD2 T-Mo:confused: Even after reset.
Running
Manila version 2.5
Rom/2.13.531.1 (90963) WWE
 
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mike2nl

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Hi Nullstring,

very well done, really. I have also a future request:
- what do you think about background changing?
-- That will be the right function for the CHTArtwork thead. Because i have to many ideas and can not do all the work :D.
 

simonwoods33

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I got it working on my European HD2 (Factory ROM) by editing the registry value - as mentioned in an earlier post in this thread. As suggested I changed the registry key HKLM\Security\Shell\StartMenu] "CustomGridForm" to say "StartMenuCust" instead of "StartMenuCust". after a soft reset the program worked.
 

vrgolin

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I got it working on my European HD2 (Factory ROM) by editing the registry value - as mentioned in an earlier post in this thread. As suggested I changed the registry key HKLM\Security\Shell\StartMenu] "CustomGridForm" to say "StartMenuCust" instead of "StartMenuCust". after a soft reset the program worked.
ok my register key now is
HKLM\Security\shell\startmenu "CustomGridForm" = StartMenuCust

what do i have to chage from this register key to make the JWMD Armis work? becouse i didnt get what u said .:D:D:eek::eek:
 

Nullstring

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for the mean time. the fix for this is..

if you have stock rom or your chef did not change any graphical changes in the start menu (other than number of columns) then:
create/update this registry
[HKLM\Security\shell\startmenu]
CustomGridForm="StartMenuCust"

to

[HKLM\Security\shell\startmenu]
CustomGridForm="StartMenu"
 

at004

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for the mean time. the fix for this is..

if you have stock rom or your chef did not change any graphical changes in the start menu (other than number of columns) then:
create/update this registry
[HKLM\Security\shell\startmenu]
CustomGridForm="StartMenuCust"

to

[HKLM\Security\shell\startmenu]
CustomGridForm="StartMenu"
OK,i will install it once again on my hd2 and try your modification...