ok i managed to configure those two quicklaunch buttons to run any arbitrary app or even activity within the app. However i currently do this from some testing-code within my application, so you would need to compile an own application and hardcode the settings there.
If enough people are interested, i can extract the code and add a quick-and-dirty ui so you could configure these buttons just the way it worked on the original rom or on cm7.
yes please !!!!!