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UTILITY: Midnight's Flashing LED fix version 1.0 for Microsoft Smartphone 2002
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 07.08.03 - 16:13:24 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 8096x
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We all know this problem and most of us dislike it - the Smartphone LED doesn't notifies you about any events others then battery and network status. So you don't get any information/notification about received SMS messages or missed calls which would be even more handy if the phone display is switched off (which it is normally).

Midnight, a master of Smartphone Registry tweaks, now delivered another masterpiece: "Flashing LED fix version 1.0"

Flashing LED fix changes certain registry values to allow for a constant flashing LED that flashes every one second to warn users of an incoming call, E-Mail, SMS, Reminder and Alarm Clock.

To cancel the one second flash simply press any key and it will revert back to the usual flash every 3 seconds. This is particularly handy if you have the backlight switched off as you will instantly know that you have missed an SMS, E-Mail or reminder etc before you even turn the display on.

For the techies of you, here what it does/which Registration keys are changed:

  • <characteristic type="HKCUControlPanelSoundsKeypress">
    <parm name="Script" value="f0" datatype="string" />
  • <characteristic type="HKCUControlPanelSoundsRingtone0">
    <parm name="Script" value="av0f1pr" datatype="string" />
  • <characteristic type="HKCUControlPanelSoundsClock">
    <parm name="Script" value="av0pf1w999999f0" datatype="string" />
  • <characteristic type="HKCUControlPanelSoundsSMS">
    <parm name="Script" value="av0pf1w999999f0" datatype="string" />
  • <characteristic type="HKCUControlPanelSoundsE-mail">
    <parm name="Script" value="av0pf1w999999f0" datatype="string" />
  • <characteristic type="HKCUControlPanelSoundsReminder">
    <parm name="Script" value="av0pf1w999999f0" datatype="string" />
  • <characteristic type="HKCUControlPanelSoundsVoiceMail">
    <parm name="Script" value="av0pf1w999999f0" datatype="string" />

However, there is a backside right now: If you change sound settings it will revert back to normal but Midnight is working on the fix for this today.

Anyway, now the LED does what you might expect from it, notifying your about events and not battery and network status only!

Cheers ~ Arne

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