Tuesday, December 27, 2005

xBar 3 Final Version released

Version 3 Final.
  • Stability and speed enhanced
  • New macro (see quick help)
  • Tiny Memory leak fixed

You can buy update v2 to v3 for 6 euro.
Or buy the v3 for 8 euro on paypal


Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Forward SMS and Save SMS Content into a Text File

What do i need?
1. xBar2 or xBar3
2. Orneta Notepad

What does it do?
1. Forward the sms to your specified group
2. delete the original sms
3. save the sms content into a specified text file
4. paste the TIME/DATE (when it was saved)

xmacro=s100,k113,s500,k52,s500,p01234567890; 09876543210,s500,k40,s300,
\Storage\Program Files\xbar2\xmacro\selectall.xmc
\Storage Card\my documents\notes\joke.txt
\Storage\Program Files\xbar2\xmacro\paste.xmc

NOTE: change the italized items

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Send to Many with xBar3

What do i need?
1. pnotepad
2. xBar2.5 or xBar3
3. MS smartphone

you can send a text file's content using these xmcs:

xmacro=s200,k49,s200,k112,s200,p1234578900; 09876543211,s500,k40,s100,
\Storage Card\Program Files\Tillanosoft\pnotepad.exe

What will it do?
1. it will open the NEW MESSAGE window
2. input the numbers 12345678900; 09876543211 change these numbers to your contacts
3. open pnotepad.exe located in \Storage Card\Program Files\Tillansoft\
4. go to \Storage Card\My Documents\notes\ folder

\Storage\Program Files\xbar2\xmacro\selectall.xmc
\Storage\Program Files\xbar2\xmacro\paste.xmc

What will it do?
1. copy the contents of the text files
2. close pnotepad.exe
3. paste the contents into the "body" of your NEW MESSAGE
4. send the SMS
5. Go back to Homescreen

How do i use it?
1. launch xmc1, wait for it to execute
2. choose the text file you want to copy
3. in the pnotepad window, with the text file opened, launch xmc2
4. That's it!

xBar 3 beta 2

Released Nov 29, 2005
  • Works on non-orange phone (without signature)
  • 2 built in menu (call xbar and press up or down)
from xBar NEWS

Sunday, December 04, 2005

xBar3 Tools - a Video Preview

  • KeyCode.exe Get the code of the hardware button
  • GetClass.exe Get the current window's Class
  • GetEXE.exe Get the current window's Proccess
  • xMacro.exe record macro (pen click and key)
These are video previews of how the Keycode, GetClass, GetExe, and xMacro tools work. You can download them from the xBar Site.
Download the video zip files here:

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Save SMS Content to a Text File

This is an update. I used an I-mate SP3 and xBar3.
Download Wordpad and this XMC file.
Install the Wordpad app and copy the xmc file into your Storage Card.
Make a link for the xmc file and save it in your storage\program files\xbar2\keys\ folder and rename it to whichever hotkey you want it to ba launched from.
Create a "notes" folder in your \Storage card\My Documents\. This is where all your text files will be stored.
To use, while you are in the READ sms window, launch the xBar and click the appointed hotkey. Wait for the xmc to be executed and all you have to do is input a file name and save it.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

How to dismantle SP3/C500

This is my version:

1. you will need T6 screwdriver, 2 philips screw drivers, and a thin plastic card.

2. remove the back cover, battery, simcard, mini sd card, and the rubber just above the camera from your phone.
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3. insert a screwdriver inside the right rectangular hole just above the terminals for the battery and push, while simultaneously pulling the top cover. You will feel the top cover pop up a little. Do this again on the left rectangular hole.
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4. Remove the flower (Torx) screws using your T6 screwdriver. There are 6 screws.
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5. Use the thin plastic card and slide it in between the front and back cover. Slide it downwards to the bottom part of the phone. Use a second plastic card on the other side of the phone and do the same thing. Use a third plastic card to open the top part of the phone.
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6. Use the Phlips screwdriver to remove 1 screw in the middle.
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7. Gently open and separate the board from the front cover. Remember that there is a wire connection between the two on the left side (phone facing you).
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Thanks to Digimission for their instructions.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

xBar Skin Generator by DAWE

xBar Skin Generator is a simple program that allows you to make your own xBar skin with ease.
It even works on xBar 3.0

Download Program Here
Key Generator

Saturday, November 26, 2005

CronEdit v1.1

CronEdit is used to edit the somewhat cryptic crontab.txt file that is used
by xBar. This allows you to set up recurring tasks. The most popular use for this
is for an alarm clock, but let your imagination run wild.
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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Change xbar launch key

This is how to change the assigned launch key of xbar:
1. Open the xbar_cfg.ini file located inside your xbar folder with wordpad
2. Locate the KEY_XBAR=13; // =121 for Key 'Record' line
3. Change the value 13 (action key) to 121 (record button) or to whatever key you want to use
Key code list (from MSDN)
KeyCode Keypad Key
13 Action
37 Left
38 Up
39 Right
40 down
48 to 57 0 to 9
114 Talk (Green button)
115 End (Red Button)
91 Home
27 Back
121 Record
128 Flip
129 Power
117 Vol Up
119 Star
120 Pound/Sharp
118 Vol Down
112 Menu 1
113 Menu 2
4. Save the file
5. Launch xbar and press the "*" key to refresh
6. After refreshing, the xbar will now be launched by the key you have assigned it to.


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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Xetra's link

I am very humbled to know that Xetra has added my blog as one of the links in Xbar website.
Thank you very much XETRA

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

xBar 3.0 Beta

  • Signed and fully compatible with WM2005 for smartphone
  • QVGA support for Smartphone and VGA for Pocket PC (see ICONSIZE in xbar.ini)
  • PPC : Pen emulation with xMacro (click, move etc...)
  • You can now name a shortcut in xbar\key using the keycde (see keycode.exe in tools pack)
This is not an update but a new major version, so the regcode of the version 2.xx is no more compatible with the 3.xx

Download link

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Maniac's Automatic keylock

Maniac's Automatic keylock
  • You can select the keylock timeout, configured seperately for applications and homescreen.
  • You can select to enable automatic keylock only when on homescreen.
  • You can exclude applications from the automatic keylock. There are 2 modes for that:
    Simple mode: Pocket Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, BetaPlayer and HTC camera aplication are excludeable
    Advanced mode: You can define your own list of applications by listing the executables.
  • You can select to disable automatic keylock when in headset or car profile or when charging.
  • The phone can automatically be unlocked when switching to headset or car profile or when charging begins (but only if it was automatically locked before).
  • The backlight can be turned always on when in car profile or when charging.
  • A screen saver activated together with the keylock can be enabled which shows a clock, the date and missed calls and messages. Font sizes and layout of this screen saver are configurable.

System requirements:

  • Windows Mobile 2003/2003SE/5.0 based smartphone
  • 100 kB free storage space

Friday, November 18, 2005

MP3 Alarm Clock -EDITED-

This was the suggestion of XETRA:

you can directly put
\Storage Card\MP3\title of the mp3.mp3

in the crontab

Friday, November 11, 2005

MP3 Alarm Clock

Just make an xmc file with this line:

\Storage Card\MP3\title of the mp3.mp3

Save the xmc file in your \Storage\Program Files\xbar2\xmacro\ folder. Store your MP3 file inside your \Storage Card\MP3\ folder.
Then edit your crontab.txt file to include the xmc file you just saved and set the time you want it to play

Thursday, November 10, 2005

QuickApp functions w/ xbar

Item and app used:
1. Voyager O2 rom
2. xbar v2.5

You can have autoflight-like functions with these collection of xmc files and xbar2.5.
Copy the xmc files into your \Storage\Program Files\Xbar2\xmacro\ folder. Open your crontab.txt file from your xmacro folder and add the items shown below.
You can set the time for each function to launch by changing the minutes and hour value indicated by the red box below.

Auto KeyPad Lock w/ xbar xmc

What it will do:
It will automatically lock your keypad every 30secs.

How to do it:
Make an xmc file using your notepad with the following lines:

\Storage\windows\Start Menu\lock2.xmc

name it lock.xmc, then make a 2nd xmc file with the following lines:

\Storage\windows\Start Menu\lock.xmc

name it lock2.xmc. copy the 2 xmc files into your start menu folder. To launch, just click the lock.xmc file and that's it.

To change the keypad lock timeout, just change the s30000 to another value. (note: 1sec = 1000)

Friday, November 04, 2005

How to put ñ or other "weird" characters in Preset Msgs

1. In your PC make a text file with ñ as it's content. then copy the text file to your storage card.
2. Open the text file with WordPad or any notepad app.
3. use xbar or other apps with a copy and paste function to copy the ñ from the text file.
4. after copying, use your registry editor to go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Inbox\PresetMsgs and create (or change) a new string value.
5. sa Value data, use xbar to paste the ñ. press done. That's it.
6. To use the ñ character, go to "insert text" you can see the character there.

Video of how to do this

Saturday, October 29, 2005

send sms to unknown caller

I'm not sure for other roms, but in O2 rom, there is no send sms option in the call history if the caller is not one of your contacts.

How to use it:
In the Call History screen, highlight the unknown caller number, then launch xbar and the corresponding assigned key of the xmc file.

Item and app used:
1. Voyager O2 rom
2. Xbar 2.5

Download link

Friday, October 28, 2005

Copy sms content using xbar 2.5

i compiled this simple xmc file to automate the copying and saving of sms' content to a word file.

What you need:
1. Voyager w/ O2 rom (not sure w/ other roms)
2. Xbar v2.5
3. WordPad (saved in my memory card)

What it will do:
copy the contents of a sms and save it in a txt file

How to use it:
while you are in the window of the sms you want to save, lauch xbar and then press the key assigned to the xmc file.
after the xmc has been executed, all you need to do is type the file name for the text file and save it. It will be saved in your \Storage Card\My Documents\.
Download link

Here is a video of how this xmc works
Video DL

Resend Last Failed SMS using XBAR 2.5

download this xmc file.
I use a Voyager with O2 rom.
On the mainscreen (homescreen), just launch xbar and the key where you have assigned this xmc file.

Forward to Many using XBAR2.5

I use a Voyager with O2 rom.
Use this xmc file.
Change the numbers in the xmc file to your group contact numbers using notepad.
How to use:
after reading the sms (while you are still in that particular sms window) press the action button to launch xbar, then press the corresponding shortcut key kung saan nyo inassign itong xmc file.
It will automatically do this:
1. press right softkey (Menu)
2. press 4 (Forward)
3. enter the numbers of your group contact
4. press left softkey (Send)
5. press right softkey (Menu)
6. press action button (Delete the original sms)
7. press Home button (go back to Homescreen)