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CUSTOMIZATION: RJShortcut for Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 09.02.04 - 12:04:05 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 11725x
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RemyJ recently posted an announcemnt at, that he has written a generic Homescreen shortcut plug-in that allows you to create a static icon bar in any Homescreen definition.

While he tested it on a Samsung i600 only, it should - according to his experiences - run on any standard Smartphone 2002 device also and I've tested it on my i-Mate Smartphone2 2003 and even there it works! :-)

Simple: Select the icon with the left and right arrow keys and press "OK". One nice feature is that if you keep pressing the directional keys when you're at the end of the list you'll cycle around the list again instead of stopping at the end.
If you're an icon freak and need more than will fit on one line, simply add another plug-in section to your Homescreen XML file.

As with any changes to Homescreen XML files, you must force the Homescreen to reload if you make changes. Usually, changing the style in Settings/Home Screen does the trick.

As for the code you have to use in your Homescreen xml file, here is a sample code (which is also provided with the installation file):

<!-- RJShortcut -->
<plugin clsid="{F3750050-8E30-4c61-A864-4301F5D7C065}">
<background b-border-width="0">
<format padding-left="6" padding-top="5" padding-bottom="5"/>
<shortcutbar icon-spacing="2" icon-size="small">
<shortcut target="/IPSM/Windows/Start Menu/Inbox.lnk" iconfile="rjicons.dll" iconindex="-110"/>
<shortcut target="/IPSM/Windows/Start Menu/Contacts.lnk" iconfile="rjicons.dll" iconindex="-109"/>
<shortcut target="calendar.exe" iconfile="rjicons.dll" iconindex="-108"/>
<shortcut target="tasks.exe"/>
<shortcut target="/IPSM/Windows/Start Menu/Call History.lnk" iconfile="rjicons.dll" iconindex="-206"/>
<shortcut target="settings.exe"/>
<shortcut target="/IPSM/Windows/Start Menu/Games/Solitaire.lnk" iconfile="rjicons.dll" iconindex="-207"/>
<shortcut target="repllog.exe" args="/remote" iconfile="rjicons.dll" iconindex="-101"/>
<shortcut target="iexplore.exe" args="" iconindex="-1003"/>

Cheers ~ Arne

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