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Topic # 6064 22-Dec-2005 01:50
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I have a recently purchased iMate SP5.
Until today all menus offered a Numeric quick access to select the desired option.

Today this access has either disappeared for some menus or has become alphabetic (A,B,C ...etc)
Naturally this means I cannot use the buttons 1..9,0 to access the desired
option but I must instead always use the joystick.
It is slowing me down and getting irritating.

I have been through the manual and Settings with no luck.

Does anyine know where I can reset the menus back to numeric access?

Thanks

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Reply # 25135 22-Dec-2005 08:01
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Welcome to Geekzon... I am trying to test this, but until I get some results - have you tried power cycling the Smartphone (power down, wait a little, power up)?





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Reply # 25141 22-Dec-2005 09:11
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Have you tried using any external keyboard accessories with this Smartphone? Any software for emulation, or similar stuff? I need this information to relay to someone with Microsoft.

Also, can you please check (with a registry editor), the following key and tell me what's the value there?

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shell\HasKeyboard

If it is not 0 (zero), please change to 0, exit the registry editor, hit the power button and wait a few seconds (so that the registry change is commited to the flash memory) and then restarting the phone.

Please let me know the result after this.





 
 
 
 




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Reply # 25161 22-Dec-2005 11:11
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Thanks for your reply.
No I have not tried external keyboards. I was wondering why they would offer alpha menu indexing and that would explain it.
But it does not explain how it came to be turned on.

Anyway, I have found a registry editor that is supposed to be able to access the WM5 registry but Activesync is giving me Access Denied when I try to copy the regeditSTG.exe to the internal storage.

I havent got a mini SD reader so I haven't tried copying directly onto that and then copying to internal storage on the phone itself.
But would you know why Activesync 4.1 would stop me copying the .exe?

Thanks.



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Reply # 25165 22-Dec-2005 11:35
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Some more information.
There is an SP5 review at: http://www.mobiletechreview.com/phones/imate_sp5m.htm
Here is an excerpt from the Bluetooth section;

"Of particular note is its support for Human Interface Devices; Keyboards and Mice. I was very pleased when I paired my Dell (Think Outside) BT keyboard to the phone and it worked instantly! More interesting though is that the menu's automatically changed to the typical underscored entries and dropped the numbers by the menus for letters and it won't go back! For those new to Smartphone, when you press 'Menu' the menu items have a number by the side to allow you to quickly jump to that item… They've now gone, even a re-boot won't restore my menus! - Pass me the registry editor."

I believe I know how I caused this - operator error ! or operator ignorance in this case.
I paired my phone with another phone (Sony Ericsson V600 I think) trying to see if I could transfer files via Bluetooth.
I paired successfully but selected and enabled the 'Input Device' service. I am assuming the phone took this to mean I had attached an external keyboard and made the changes to the menu as described above.

I went back just now and deselected the 'Input Device' service then powered down the SP5 and restarted.

Hallelujah!
Numeric menus have returned with no registry edits required :)

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Reply # 25168 22-Dec-2005 11:51
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Very good news! And it's great to have this knowledge now.

As for the file copy, you could try using the Windows File Explorer instead of ActiveSync. Simply open File Explorer on your PC and you will see "Mobile Device" listed. It should work. I've played with the SP5 and it's not locked so it should accept the file.

Thanks for the feedback.




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