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UTILITY: AE Button Plus for extended button mapping of your HTC Pocket PC
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 24.05.05 - 21:55:35 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 16040x
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UTILITY: AE Button Plus for extended button mapping of your HTC Pocket PC

AE Button Plus for HTC's Himalaya (O2 Xda II, T-Mobile MDA II, i-mate PDA), Alpine (O2 Xda IIi and similar) and Magician (O2 Xda II mini, T-Mobile compact and i-mate JAM) extends the functionality of available hardware keys on the devices above which is appreciated especially for the HTC Magician which includes four hardware buttons only, compared with the Himalaya/Alpine six buttons.


  • Add to each standard key 2 or 3 functions, simulated via double or triple clicks
  • Use volume slider to simulate sp/down direction keys or create additional hardware buttons
  • Add to the green and red phone buttons 1, 2 or 3 functions each

As a result you may define up to 15 hardware buttons (depends on the platform).

For me, remapping the volume slider is pretty handy - because than I can use the up/down functionality of the slider to scroll up and down web pages. The rest - while it is not new (other applications provide similar functionalities) is appreciated, especially on Magicians because it has two keys less than an HTC Himalaya or Alpine.
What I miss is the ability to reconfigure AE Button Plus later again, without reinstalling it. At least I haven't found it anymore on my JAM after I've closed the initial configuration screen.

AE Button Plus is available for free from the developer. While the ActiveSync desktop version wasn't working for me, the cab version worked fine.

Cheers ~ Arne

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