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hyphen

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Aug 5, 2007
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Hi Everyone,

I am running WM6 and I discovered some useful reg edit for Treos on another forum. I able to have some of these work on my wing the sites i used for reference are below which include other hacks i didnt post...

http://pdaphonehome.com/forums/treo...obile-registry-tweaks-mods-please-sticky.html
http://wiki.treocentral.com/index.php/Registry_Hacks

This is a list of edits i did... or going to do in the near future...

SOME OF THESE HACK ARE OLD AND SHOW "HKEY" AS THE REG ROOT IN MY TESTING "HKEY" IS THE SAME AS "HKLM".... I WILL TRY ALL THE HACKS I ADDED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND POST HOW OR IF THEY WORK....

This will have Windows look for your ringtones on your SD card
HKCU\ControlPanel\SoundCategories\Ring\Directory = "\Storage Card\"
(REG_SZ string, no quotes)

The default location may be "\Windows\" or "\Windows\Rings\" depending
on your Device provider

Increase font cache

To increase the font cache, speeding up font rendering at the cost of a bit of memory:
HKLM\SYSTEM\GDI\GLYPHCACHE\limit = 16384 (DWORD decimal)
To change it back to the default:
HKLM\SYSTEM\GDI\GLYPHCACHE\limit = 8192 (DWORD decimal)
You can set the value to pretty much anything you like

Enable FileSystem cache

To enable the FileSystem cache, speeding up overall performance at the risk of the cache not being written on a sudden reset:
HKLM\System\StorageManager\FATFS\EnableCache = 1 (DWORD decimal)
To disable again:
HKLM\System\StorageManager\FATFS\EnableCache = 0 (DWORD decimal)

Note that by default, the cache size is zero, and you will see no effect. See "Increase FileSystem cache" to incease the cache size

Increase FileSystem cache

To increase the file system cache:
HKLM\System\StorageManager\FATFS\CacheSize = 4096 (DWORD decimal)
To return the file system cache to zero:
HKLM\System\StorageManager\FATFS\CacheSize = 0 (DWORD decimal)
You can set the value to pretty much anything you like

Increase FileSystem filter cache

To enable the file system filter cache, speeding up overall performance with file mangement:
HKLM\System\StorageManager\Filters\fsreplxfilt\ReplStoreCacheSize = 4096 (DWORD decimal)
To return the file system filter cache to zero:
HKLM\System\StorageManager\Filters\fsreplxfilt\ReplStoreCacheSize = 0 (DWORD decimal)
You can set the value to pretty much anything you like

Change the thickness of scrollbars

To change the thickness of the scrollbars at the right/bottom of documents larger than the screen, adjust...
For the horizontal (bottom) scrollbar:
HKLM\System\GWE\cyHScr = 9 (DWORD decimal)
For the vertical (right) scrollbar:
HKLM\System\GWE\cxVScr = 9 (DWORD decimal)
The default thickness is 13. You can set the value to pretty much anything you like

Change the length of scrollbar arrow buttons

To go with changing the thickness of the scrollbars, you may wish to change the length of the scrollbar arrow buttons...
For the horizontal (bottom) scrollbar arrows:
HKLM\System\GWE\cyVScr = 9 (DWORD decimal)
For the vertical (right) scrollbar:
HKLM\System\GWE\cxHScr = 9 (DWORD decimal)
The default length is 13. You can set the value to pretty much anything you like

Change the location of 'Temporary Internet Files'

When browsing the web, pages and images are saved in the 'Temporary Internet Files' location. You can change this location to, for example, your Storage Card:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Cache = "\Storage Card\cacheie" (REG_SZ string, no quotes)
To return to the original location:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Cache = "\Windows\Profiles\guest\Temporary Internet Files" (REG_SZ string, no quotes)


Disable 3gp (video) size limit (would like to note if the file size is over 300k most cell phones cant recieve the file)

To disable the 3gp (video recording format) size limit:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\HTC\camera\AppDefSettings\P3\EnableLimit = 0 (DWORD decimal)
To re-enable:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\HTC\camera\AppDefSettings\P3\EnableLimit = 1 (DWORD decimal)

Hide/Show battery indicator in Task bar (NEVER TRIED IT)

If you wish to hide the battery indicator in the task bar on some devices, you can set:
HKLM\Services\Power\ShowIcon = 0 (DWORD decimal)
And to show:
HKLM\Services\Power\ShowIcon = 1 (DWORD decimal)

Note that this icon and its feature may not be available on your device at all. For example, the HTC Wizard regularly ships with a battery indicator in the Tray instead, governed by "Windows\Startup\Init_Tray.exe".

Change the keyboard backlight duration

To change the duration of the keyboard backlight, you can set (example is 30 seconds):
HKCU\ControlPanel\Backlight\QKeyLedTimeout = 30 (DWORD decimal)

Please note that this may not work on some devices. One such notable exception is the HTC Wizard.

Voice Command to open a specific web site

You can use Voice Command to open a specific web site. For example I wanted to say "Open Weather" and it would go straight to my local forecast on www.weather.com.

To do it I:

1. Opened internet explorer, found my local forecast and saved it as a favorite.

2. Opened Windows Explorer and copied the internet shortcut I had created from the Windows\Favorites folder and pasted it in the Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder.

3. I renamed the shortcut to "Weather"

I can now use Voice Command to go directly to my forecast. Obiously this could be done with any website I visit on a regular basis (like ORB). I suppose if I create enough my programs folder will look pretty full, but with Voice Command I don't really care so much.

Pocket Internet Explorer Undercover as Internet Explorer 6.0!
This one has pros and Cons to it. The pro is you can access sites that filter and stop PDAs from accessing them. The con is you will not see any PDA optimized sites on the web and pages may not display or work right because it assumes you have full access to java, asp, etc....

Disguise your version of Pocket Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 running on Windows XP!

Many web sites that require encryption (such as banks and online retailers) don't verify if your browser support high encryption, they just check the browser version.

This registry hack will make Pocket Internet Explorer identifies itself as Internet Explorer 6.0 running on Windows XP, which may let you connect to web site that check the browser version

NOTE - This hack will prevent web sites that provide Pocket PC specific content to be able to know you're actually using a Pocket PC.

Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent \

Change the default value from "Mozilla/2.0" to "Mozilla/4.0".

Change the "Version" value from "MSIE 3.02" to "MSIE 6.0".

Change the "Platform" value from "Windows CE" to "Windows NT 5.1".

Some web sites may just compare the user agent string, but if this is not enough, browse to the Post Platform\ sub key and delete the "240x320" value that specifies screen size.


TWO: I want to know if there is a hack so when you download files they go to the storagecard instead of you chooseing storage card... i download a lot of vids from tinytube.net

THREE: I hate seen that message saying connecting to my data serive and pressing hide all the time is there away to make it stay on hide all the time??

Four: Thank you for taking the time to read this and offer some assistance!!
 
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Kudos1

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Sep 2, 2006
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For the backlight duration the value to change is: HKCU\ControlPanel\Backlight\KeyLightTimeout

Thanks hyphen!
 

Kar98

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Jul 29, 2007
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This will have Windows look for your ringtones on your SD card
HKCU\ControlPanel\SoundCategories\Ring\Directory = "\Storage Card\"
(REG_SZ string, no quotes)

The default location may be "\Windows\" or "\Windows\Rings\" depending
on your Device provider

On the T-Mobile Wing, you can pick any sound for your ringtone from settings/sounds & notifications, regardless of where they are stored.
 

TylerC161

Senior Member
Jul 27, 2007
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Disguise your version of Pocket Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 6.0 running on Windows XP!

Many web sites that require encryption (such as banks and online retailers) don't verify if your browser support high encryption, they just check the browser version.

This registry hack will make Pocket Internet Explorer identifies itself as Internet Explorer 6.0 running on Windows XP, which may let you connect to web site that check the browser version

NOTE - This hack will prevent web sites that provide Pocket PC specific content to be able to know you're actually using a Pocket PC.

Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent \

Change the default value from "Mozilla/2.0" to "Mozilla/4.0".

Change the "Version" value from "MSIE 3.02" to "MSIE 6.0".

Change the "Platform" value from "Windows CE" to "Windows NT 5.1".

Some web sites may just compare the user agent string, but if this is not enough, browse to the Post Platform\ sub key and delete the "240x320" value that specifies screen size.

There is no value folder "User Agent" on the Tmobile wing.

I would love to change this setting so it thinks Im running XP and 6.0, does anyone know the correct registry values to change?
 

Smilez_c

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Jan 8, 2007
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Change slide-out keyboard layout

If you have a Device from one country, but would like to use the keyboard layout of another, you can change the keyboard's language setting to do so...

For US layout (QWERTY):
HKCU\ControlPanel\Keybd\Locale = 1033 (DWORD decimal)
For German layout (QWERTZ):
HKCU\ControlPanel\Keybd\Locale = 1031 (DWORD decimal)
For French layout (AZERTY):
HKCU\ControlPanel\Keybd\Locale = 1036 (DWORD decimal)


wonder if that will work on the dash with the cooked roms..
 

neptune

Senior Member
May 25, 2006
591
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London
There is no value folder "User Agent" on the Tmobile wing.

I would love to change this setting so it thinks Im running XP and 6.0, does anyone know the correct registry values to change?

An easier method I would say would be to use PIE Plus, it adds much functionality to your mobile web browser. PM if you would like to check it out.
 

robosiris

Senior Member
There is no value folder "User Agent" on the Tmobile wing.

I would love to change this setting so it thinks Im running XP and 6.0, does anyone know the correct registry values to change?
Pocket Internet Explorer identifies itself as Internet Explorer 6.0 running on Windows XP, which may let you connect to web site that check the browser version

I have an unbranded p4350 wm6, and discovered the "User Agent" key was to located in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\, there you'll find "User Agent" to modify your settings. I did this with mine. Hope this helps.

Change the default value from "Mozilla/2.0" to "Mozilla/4.0".

Change the "Version" value from "MSIE 3.02" to "MSIE 6.0".

Change the "Platform" value from "Windows CE" to "Windows NT 5.1".
 

falconeyez

Senior Member
Sep 2, 2003
163
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Walnut, CA
Reg Tweak for Auto download of pics in e-mail

So far nobody (I've searched other forums) has found a reg tweak to automatically download pictures encoded in html email messages, instead of clicking the "Download Pictures" warning. If anyone here knows of one please share.
 

gogol

Senior Member
May 20, 2005
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I dont know the tweak, but I used SK-Tools to change the PIE download location to my Storage Card and it works!
 

claus1953

Senior Member
Aug 15, 2008
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I tried to change the registry value for my service provider, as the name is quite long and on some programs, like iFonz it does cover part of the time display. I did change it and it worked, but at start up or after a soft reset it goes back to the former name. Any suggestions?