[UPD][9 Dec 2008] M2D OperatorSettings 0.4 - extra launcher tab for Manila 2D

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Senior Member
Sep 12, 2007
Little tool to add up to 45 shortcuts to files or programs on Manila2D operator tab.

+fixed layout
+abilitity choose whether to show shortcut's names or not ( just like in original launcher tab )
+it restarts automatically m2d after changes!
+operator tab's name can be renamed
+ability to add programs directly from m2d, with "plus" shortcuts ( you have to restart manila to see changes )
+ a "lite" touchlauncher is added to help choosing programs!!
+you can change grid layout ( up to 45 shortcuts ), allthough the icons aren't aligned correctly on big layouts
+initial release

.NET CF 2.0
Manila 2D version 20 and above ( get it from here )

To do:
calendar config
something else? :)

Q: After enabling operator tab, the tab shows up but is blank?
A: Check your M2D version, it have to be at least version 20. If your M2D came with your rom, you can try this cab. It updates only 3 files of M2D. Don't use if your M2D is not on the rom. Before installing you must close Manila2D. There might be complications but it worked for me on ONYX ULTIMATE 4.4.3 ROM.

Q: After installing digital clock mod operator tab doesn't show any items. How to fix this?
A: Use this digital clock cab instead

Q: Can show other today plugins on the operator tab?
A: No, you have to understand nature this program. It doesn't not install any "plugins" to m2d, it only uses m2d feature that allows to operators to make their own custom tab and allow to users customize that tab. Tab contains shortcuts which are either in grid or listview mode. ( even in my calendar mod, the appointments are shortcuts ) That's all it does.

I'm doing this on my free time so:
If like it, you can always donate me few beers to keep me motivated :)

Also available at www.touch-innovation.com


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Senior Member
Dec 29, 2007
what was originally this tab for? what is the button of your screenshot "M2D operator" linked to?

great improvement to manilla!


Senior Member
Sep 12, 2007
maybe get a way to change "operator" text
and maybe get the list to be like touchlaunch is ;)
or greatbal's m2d app launcher(basically list format)

I don't know where "operator" text is assigned, my guess is that it's somewhere in M2D language files.. it would essential to get it changed. tab icon can be changed by modifying m2d image files in \\windows folder..

Operator tab is same kind of launcher tab that the real launcher tab, so layout is assigned in HTCHomeSettings.xml.


Oct 20, 2008
Hello, sorry but my English is very bad

First back about "my error" (HTC TynTN II)

1er retour :

Après avoir installé le cab puis activé l'onglet opérateur : apparition du nouvel onglet dans le thème M2D.

Suite au lancement de l'application puis à l'essai de personnalisation des raccourcis => plantage


M2D OperatorSettings.exe

à System.IO.Directory.InternalGetFileDirectoryNames(String fullPath, Boolean file)
à System.IO.Directory.InternalGetDirectories(String path, String searchPattern)
à System.IO.Directory.GetDirectories(String path, String searchPattern)
à M2D_OperatorSettings.OpenFileDialog.ShowDirectory(String directoryPath)
à M2D_OperatorSettings.Form1.buttonSetSh_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
à System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick(EventArgs e)
à System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e)
à System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WnProc(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 lParam)
à System.Windows.Forms.Control._InternalWnProc(WM wm, Int32 wParam, Int32 lParam)
à Microsoft.AGL.Forms.EVL.EnterMainLoop(IntPtr hwnMain)
à System.Windows.Forms.Application.Run(Form fm)
à M2D_OperatorSettings.Program.Main()
Conclusion : A SUIVRE...


Senior Member
Sep 22, 2008
You have select something from the list before ;) one of the "none" items.

dude i dont understand what ur saying :p heheh

The list is empty when i launch the program and i cannot select anything when i press the start menu or custom.

Can you explain better? From which list to select before.


Senior Member
Sep 12, 2007
dude i dont understand what ur saying :p heheh

The list is empty when i launch the program and i cannot select anything when i press the start menu or custom.

Can you explain better? From which list to select before.

list is empty.. okay,
do you have M2D in the rom or have you installed it later?
it need HKLM\Software\HTC\Manila2D\Operator reg key, and 18 sub keys named as 0-18 :


Oct 20, 2008
Oups, the zip is so small that i didn't have time to see the downloading process
Sorry ;)


Admin Emeritus - Spirit of XDA
Good work! I have a suggestion for a different use of this (this is what I have always had in mind for the "operator" tab). Can you make it so that Today Plugins can be loaded in it? (ie Weather Pannel, so that I can finally get rid of the M2D weather tab :)
Thanks and great work once again.