Thursday, May 26, 2005

Changing the Windows Mobile 2003 MRU Applications

So naturally, after my first success changing the wireless network friendly name: I'm a registry junkie. I found yet *another* registry change I can do. When the phone boots up it shows some MRU Applications (that's Microsoft speek for "Most Recently Used") applications. It gives me E-Mail, Calendar, Contacts and IE.

What for?

If I had a new message, I just click on that section of the home screen, if I wanted to see my calendar, I just click on that section of the home screen and if I wanted to get to a contact, I'd just start typing it in. IE's useful though.

I managed to point my PHM registry editor at HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Shell\StartMRU, switch to the Values and edit the "Initial Order" registry key.

This one is a little trickier, the all the .lnk files start at the start menu in the file system, so if you want to launch something in a sub folder you have to put Games\Solitaire.lnk.

Now I have my weather, My traffic, ActiveSync and Worms World Party on my MRU.
Schweet! This just made the home screen more useful directly after bootup!