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Topic # 9548 26-Sep-2006 12:00
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Hi. I have a Telecom Apache, running the latest ROM upgrade from there web site.

I love it, it's a great machine. BUT:

I ave noticed that the Reminders (e.g. the little windows that pop up when you have an appointment reminder set in the calender) dissappear themselves! F'ing annoying.

Understand: the alam sound still goes (I have it set to repeat), just the window and any other option for 'dismissing' it are gone! So it sits there ding-dong'ing with no way to stop it! I have to reset the apache and THEN it brings up the little windows and then I can dismiss it.

It is VERY annoying.

I have hard-reset the device a few times, used 'clear storage' etc in order to fix this, but that did not solve the problem.

So, i think it's a bug in WM5 on the apache.

Does anyone have any ideas that I might try to fix this annoying problem ?

As always thanks for any ideas you may have.


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  Reply # 46868 26-Sep-2006 12:06
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Hi

I have a similiar problem with my Apache. At times the alarm does not even go off .

Can't wat for Telecom to come out with a new PDA device. Does anyone know if Telecom is planning to reelase any new PDA devices in teh near future?

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Reply # 46870 26-Sep-2006 12:10
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Check your Sounds and Notifications configuration:


Uncheck the Repeat box to stop the sound going forever. Also the reminder pop up goes away after a few seconds, but it leaves a bell in the top bar, sign that a reminder alarm was fired. Tap on that bell and the window/pop up will show up again.

Another option is to look at the LEDs. With Flash Light option set the charging indicator it will be flashing yellow for the specified time.










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  Reply # 46872 26-Sep-2006 12:11
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Hoosein: Hi

I have a similiar problem with my Apache. At times the alarm does not even go off .

Can't wat for Telecom to come out with a new PDA device. Does anyone know if Telecom is planning to reelase any new PDA devices in teh near future?


I think the apache is pretty damn good (would have liked more on-board ram though...), so not looking to upgrade in a hurry.

But would like this reminder problem fixed.

Even if it's a seperate little program maybe...




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  Reply # 46873 26-Sep-2006 12:16
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freitasm:

Uncheck the Repeat box to stop the sound going forever. Also the reminder pop up goes away after a few seconds, but it leaves a bell in the top bar, sign that a reminder alarm was fired. Tap on that bell and the window/pop up will show up again.

Another option is to look at the LEDs. With Flash Light option set the charging indicator it will be flashing yellow for the specified time.


I want the Repeat option however: I sometimes do not hear it the first time. That is not the problem though.

The window disappears AND I do NOT have the little bell icon at the top either (sorry, forgot to mention that bit).

E.g. the window AND the bell icon disappear, yet the reminder sound still plays.

You see th eproblem... Only a soft-reset will bring them back.

If the little bell was still there, then I'd be happy to click it and problem solved.

Thanks for the advice though.

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Reply # 46875 26-Sep-2006 12:25
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Are you running taskbar programs such as MagicButton? MagicButton for example completely rewrite the taskbar, and depending on its configuration it will hide all icons on the right from the signal indicator - including the reminder bell.









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  Reply # 46877 26-Sep-2006 13:08
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freitasm: Are you running taskbar programs such as MagicButton? MagicButton for example completely rewrite the taskbar, and depending on its configuration it will hide all icons on the right from the signal indicator - including the reminder bell.






Indeed I am! (magic button) I like it... I did suspect it, and so tunred it off - and the problem persisted. So i suspected it was not magicbutton.

But I wonder if it has fouled up the registry in some subtle fashion so that it doesn't show the bell even when magic button is not running.

If so I will have to do a hard-reset yet again. I will try that later, if it's then cured I will put a note here for google to find :)

But I would appreciate any other ideas anyone has though - it may not be magic button.

Also, I like a little task switcher app - any others I should look at compareable to magic button for functionality ? (I esp. like the ability it has to specify which programs will be unloaded from memory, and which will be kept alive in active memory).

Thanks.

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Reply # 46883 26-Sep-2006 13:40
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On MagicButton you can change its behaviour to show a certain number of icons in the taskbar. You can fiddle with that to see if it makes any difference.






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  Reply # 46885 26-Sep-2006 13:49
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Had never seen MagicButton until just now. Is it any good?




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Reply # 46886 26-Sep-2006 13:54
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It's the first program I install in any Pocket PC: www.trancreative.com.
 
You can configure it to start with the soft reset, and (X) actually closes programs. You can set exceptions to this if you want. Tap and hold the (X) and you will change between taskbar and normal bar. Tap Home to go back to Today screen, and tap and hold Home to configure the program.


This is the Tao of MagicButton. All you need to know.





 





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  Reply # 46903 26-Sep-2006 16:14
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This is the Tao of MagicButton. All you need to know.


Thankyou, oh wise one.




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  Reply # 46951 27-Sep-2006 10:20
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freitasm: On MagicButton you can change its behaviour to show a certain number of icons in the taskbar. You can fiddle with that to see if it makes any difference.




Yes, tried that already. There is a space for the bell icon, and indeed it appears - 4 half a second - and then disappears..

Anyway, i am trying another task manager. I will see how it goes.

Noticed a curious thing though, just last night:

I got a voice mail message, and while i had that voicemail undeleted, the bell icon also was available as it should be. When i deleted the voicemail, and therefor it's notification icon, the bell icon went back to stupid mode...

I think there is more in this than magic button - which you yourself run apparently, with no ill effects...


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