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