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UTILITY: Automatic Keylock for Windows Mobile Smartphones
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 18.01.06 - 20:17:43 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 45489x
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Not sure how old this thing is (anyone knows? At least I haven't heard about it before) but since it is also available for Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphones now, at least this version can't be too old. ;-)
One thing which really annoys me with the Windows Mobile Smartphones is the missing auto-key lock, mostly every bred and butter mobile phones has. Sure you can go the workaround through the device lock but this is a workaround, even not a good one.
Anyway, with maniac's Automatic key lock (which was updated yesterday) you get a pretty convenient tool which does pretty much all you need and even more:

  • You can select the key lock timeout, configured separately for applications and Home screen
  • You can select to enable automatic key lock when on Home screen only
  • You can exclude applications from the automatic key lock and it features two different modes:
    • Simple mode: Pocket Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, BetaPlayer and HTC camera application are excludable
    • Advanced mode: You can define your own list of applications by listing the executables
  • You can select to disable automatic key lock if in headset or car profile or if 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 if in car profile or when charging
  • A screen saver can be automatically be activated together with the key lock and can shows the time and date, missed calls, unread messages, etc. Even the font sizes and layout of the screen saver are configurable

Now that's what I call handy and I like the Sony T68 styled screensaver watch with interesting information such as time, date, unread messages and missed calls plus reception, battery status and profile.

Automatic Keylock is freeware and can be downloaded from the developer's project page. It's available for Windows Mobile 2003 and 5.0 Smartphones. Also it features several localizations including German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish and many more!

Cheers ~ Arne

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