We have recently taken delivery of some new G3 units. Our software we use utilises the F1 - F4 keys.... however when F3 or F4 is pressed, up pops a WWAN dialer dialog box (presumably this is a feature of the OS, Win CE 5.0).
This is handy if you wish to make calls over your wireless network, but we don't. Is there any way to turn off this feature, or disable the WWAN dialer permanently ?
Good afternoon Dave and welcome to the Community!
Could you please download and decompress the attached file, then copy the ResetWwanGlobalFlagVoiceEnable.exe program against your CE 5.0 unit and finally click [ Yes ] when prompted as follows?
From that point on, the dialer should no longer pop up as F3 is pressed.
I do hope this helps.Kind regards,
You can disable wwan driver by deleteing the 'launchxx' key which have 'wwanui.exe' for value in
Jacques, will this work for a WM device, including file? The sales guy needs to send out the only unit he has, a WM Pro.
Once it wipes out F3 & F4 does it go to the "traditional" default F3 & F4 that our units are at? I ask because a customer needs to use F3 & F4 for another app; wondering if I need to config keys.
Good afternoon John,
Let me know if the below attached CAB file may suit your needs
PTX AHD - No phone.cab [compressed]
To lock the WM6.x PRO phone application, please decompress, then copy to your handheld device and execute the above CAB file
Upon execution, this CAB file will
From that point on, mobile workers will be notified as follows every time they will try launching the phone application or press the green phone key (VK_TTALK):
+-------------------------------------+| cprog.exe OK ||-------------------------------------|| (X) The file 'cprog' cannot be || opened. Either it is not || signed with a trusted || certificate, or one of its || components cannot be || found. If the problem || persists, try reinstalling or || restoring this file. || |+-------------------------------------+
Side note:To remove the Phone entry from the Start menu, click Start è Settings è Personal è Menus and uncheck the Phone item
its actually a bug on the lastest OS version (H050q) and a SCR-32299 has been opened.
2 fixes :
Change the OS version and use the B090r
Delete values in the registry base. Values are:
"SendVirtualHotKey"=dword:72 ; VK_F3
"EndVirtualHotKey"=dword:73 ; VK_F4
Just delete both Send and end values.
If I may, let me remind you that in his post, John is referring to a WM device and not CE 5.0 one Also, if I understood John correctly, he is asking how to disable the phone feature...
Thanks for your attention.Kind regards,
I guess that Rubiconcs was asking how to be able to use F3 & F4 without having the dial box popped up. He mentioned WIN CE5.0.
Maybe i am wrong.
Right you are Christophe and my initial post does - I believe - address rubiconcs query.In fact, there is more than one way to work around this glitch. My approach is to disable the voice feature via the registry, to prevent the WWAN GUI to popup when F3/F4 is pressed.
Right as well. Thanks Jacques.
CIao All !!
Has anyone succeeded in stealing back the F3/F4 keys from WM ?
I tried the solution but that only blocks the phone... doesnt allow me the use of those Fn keys ... [:-(]
My simple scenario is WAP WM 6.1 with TekTerm ... need those keys ... [:-P]
Thanks & Ciao !!
Enzo PariniI tried the solution but that only blocks the phone...
As several options / solutions are mentioned in this post, can you please let us know which approch you adopted, you are referring to?
This said, have you seen this article?Knowledge » Knowledge Base » Handling the virtual key codes in WM6
As you will read, pressing [ FN ] [ 3 ] on our Windows Mobile 6.x devices does not send a VK_F3 virtual key but a U+E003 unicode character, which OTT will recognize and interpret - I.e. it will send a F3 to the host.
Ciao Jacques !!
True ! Was too hasty writing my reply ... =)
I tried the CAB you attached (No Phone) and was mistaken into thinking disabling the phone would free the keys...
Ultimately I'd like to use the "Stright-Shot" F1 - F4 keys, not the [FN] Blue + 3...
So I guess my question would be how to remap them to Unicode keys ... ? =P
Maybe something like remapping the key to a Macro and the Macro to a Unicode sequence ... ?
Thanks & Ciao !!
You can indeed use the manual remapping approach you described to allow the F1 thru F4 direct keys sending U+0001 thru U+0004 Unicode characters. This can be a bit cumbersome though
Alternatively, feel free to use our Mobile Devices SDK to automate such remapping.
What about accessing to BooSt Menu and disabling bit#2 at config flags? When doing that, WWAN voice get disabled, hence F3 does not launch phone application.