Hack: Customize the Default Items on the Start Menu

G-funkster

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The Start Menu on these Smartphone Devices starts out with a pretty lousy selection of applications. Once you get past this initial bunch, then it lists your installed applications in alphabetical order. Wouldn't it be nice to customize those first few?

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Above is the default as shipped (for the Verizon Q)

Note: The view above is called 'Grid View', the Q ships with an Icon view as default that is much more difficult to navigate. To switch to grid, find the tweaks thread at PPCgeeks for more info.

Use a registry editor (I'm using Resco Registry) to find the following key:

Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Shell/StartMenu

And find the value named 'Order'. It's a multi-line string. Once you open it you can see the shortcuts and what order they're being displayed. Replace those with shortcuts that exist in the \Windows\Start Menu folder only.

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Editing the 'Order' entry.

The Result:

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.. A Start Menu you can truly call your own. Enjoy!
 

bubbatex

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good one, g. But what I dont like about the grid, is that it does not continue to scroll. Once you get to "G", you have to hit the soft key. I like the continous scrolling in the Icon view.
 

G-funkster

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hmm I wonder if that's a bug with the Sprint version, I use the d-pad left & right to navigate the pages and I can get all the way to the end without issue.
 

bubbatex

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OK, let me try that - I always just use the "down" button!

OK, the right 5-way does take you through all of the screens on my Sprint Q! User error! I'll have to use this for a while. However, once you are at the bottom, it does not recycle back to the top - you have to go in reverse.
 
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pdanut2

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Re-order start menu

I've tried this three times with Mobile Registry Editor, PHM, and Total Commander with no luck.

I applied the AEConfig security hack with apparent success. I want to try, if necessary, the HTC Unlock from BIG-D but I can't find any Q9m compatibility only Q9c. I have the Q9m.

My problem, I believe, is i can't find a 'save' on any program. So,even with a soft-reset nothing is sticking. Any suggestions?
 
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