By November 3, 2006

Reassign Pocket PC soft keys

If you are anything like me, there are a few soft keys on your Pocket PC mobile device that you just don’t use. Personally I don’t use the contacts or the voice dial buttons on my HTC TyTN. In fact I find the voice dial button really annoying as I seem to keep pressing it by mistake.

Our friend Fabien got in touch to let me know that he had come across a piece of software that allows you to modify what each soft key does without having to get your hands dirty and play around with the registry. Furthermore Fabien has written an extensive tutorial on how to change the key settings.

The piece of software required to make these changes, ‘WM5NewMenu’, also has some other useful features.

“WM5NewMenu” is a configurable application launcher for Windows Mobile 5 with several preconfigured actions to create new items for your Today soft keys such as a SMS, MMS, Word documents, Notes, etc.

Basic features WM5NewMenu version 2.02:

  • Launching by selectable Today soft key
  • Launching by any hardware button (new)
  • Simple configuration – Support for original “New” items
  • Cascading menus, up to 6 levels (new)
  • Up to 31 items in one level (new)
  • Separators (new)
  • Quick actions (Call, SMS) (new)
  • Configurable positioning (new)
  • Landscape support
  • Check out the full tutorial on Dafabmobiles.


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