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FAQ for PocketCM Contacts

What's required to run PocketCM Contacts?

In order to run PocketCM you need a Windows Mobile 5.0 or Windows Mobile 6.0 Phone device.

Does it run on Windows Mobile 2003?

No it doesn't. There is currenlty no plan to make a port. Mostly for technical reason.

I can't send SMS, I press the button nothing happens! What can I do?

Press the "Send" button for at least 250ms.
It's a feature, to avoid mistake when typing on a SIP. I'm sure you prefer to wait 250ms that to send draft by mistake.

I don't see all my contacts?

PocketCM Contacts, by default, show only Pocket Outlook Contact having a phone number.

If you want to show all your outlook contact, you need to create a settings.ini file containing "hide_contact_without_phone=0" and copy it to your PocketCM directory. For more inforamtion about settings, please read: http://pocketcm.com/phorum/read.php?8,174.

Anyway, SIM contacts aren't supported.

How to translate PocketCM?

For now, I recommand to use english version. Some partial localization exist, but current version isn't fully localizable.

How do I change colors, image, fonts, etc...?

PocketCM support theme, you can download many theme here. If you want to change some specific settings, please look here.

Does your application support VGA device?

For PocketCM, you may need to download a theme, like the Touch2 VGA by Mr. Groch: Touch 2 VGA Thread.

How to add this application as the default contact manager?

Easiest way: download and install the CAB version of PocketCM.

You can also do it by hand:

  • Change "String 1" value from :MSPOUTLOOK contacts to "\Program Files\PocketCM\PocketCM.exe".
    Make sure that you add the "" on the new entry.

How to add this application as a softkey?

NOTE: this won't change your default contact application, for instance using the "contact" button in your phone dialer won't make ContactManager appear. If you want to use ContactManager as contact application see previous question. You can read this. Basically you download a softkey configuration panel that allow you to do that.

You can also do it "by hand", modifying the registry:

  • Go to: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Today
  • Add a Key called "Keys"
  • in keys create a key called "113"
  • In that create a String entitle "Default" and set its value to "Contacts" or whatever u want to show up on that button
  • Create another String entitle "Open" and set its value to the path of the exe. (ex. mine is \Program Files\PocketCM\PocketCM.exe).

How do I set background image for favorite?

For PocketCM, please look here. There is a "favorite_background_image_list" settings in settings.ini.

Can I have index bar on the right?

Short answer: no.

Long answer: The right side is sensible, so you can move your finger on the right part, it will work. If you really want the displayed index on the right, you can create a background image that contains the index.

I changed my setting but it doesn't work!

You need to restart the soft for the new settings to be taken into account.

I think your app use too much memory, what do I do?

Do not use background image, do not add too many picture on your contact. However, PocketCM try to do a good job regarding memory usage while keeping decent speed.

How to uninstall?

If you installed the CAB version, simply uninstall it, like any other WM application.

If you installed the ZIP version, simply remove the file and undo any registry change you made by hands.

If you have problem, typically that typing on contact button shows an error, instead of the old contact application, you can either: reinstall and uninstall latest version of PocketCM. Or edit registry by hand:
  • Change "String 1" value from "\Program Files\PocketCM\PocketCM.exe" to ":MSPOUTLOOK contacts".
    Make sure that you don't add the "" on the new entry.

How to close PocketCM Contact?

The application is designed to run in background, however, you can still close it, it will just take a little longer to load.

To minimize, you can do one of the following:
  • Press the phone button for 250ms, then release
  • Tap on the upper right corner (like if there was an invisible close button).
  • Press on the cancel hard button
To close PocketCM, you can do one of the following:
  • Press the phone button for 250ms, then slide your finger on the left, until the "close" button (a X with the default theme) is highlighted, release your finger.
  • Use your favorite task manager to close PocketCM Contact

FAQ for PocketCM Keyboard

I've installed it, and I can't use it?

To use it, you have to select it, tap on the little triangle near the keyboard icon, a list should appear, select PocketCM Keyboard. If that's not working that may be a issue specific to your device, look here for possible solutions.

I want to use another layout? dictionary? skin?

Make sure the keyboard is currently active, and press enter key for 250ms a symbol pad appear, allowing you to choose "Opt." and go to the options.

I have space appearing in Opera?

Update to Opera 8.65.

how dictionary work? type 'five' but suggest 'give'

The suggestion is in blue, that means: "I know your word, but here is another one". If you press space (or any separator character), nothing happen. If you tap on "give" it will replace "five" with "give". The purpose is to allow you to easily fix a word even if the word you've typed is actually correct in the language (imagine you wanted to type give, but pressed "f"). Note that you can also press and slide down to see more suggestion.

If the suggestion is in green, that means: I'm gonna replace your selection, because I don't know (yet) this word. If it's a valid word, press (stay pressed) the suggestion and slide down, until you select "+younewword", this way it will be added to the dictionary. If the suggestion is correct, and you're typing something wrong, just press space (or any separator character), and your word will be replace by the suggestion.

If the suggestion is red, and appearing with a "+" sign, that means that pcmk is lost, he doesn't the word, and can't suggest anything, if it's a word used rarely, simply continue, if it's a word that you use pretty often (your company name for instance), press the +, this way the word will be added to the dictionary.

At first, it may require you to add a few word, after a while it should start to be rather usable. It would be interresting to share your "word.txt" file (your custom dictionary), in order to enhance the build-in dictionary.

How to add word to the dictionary?

Every time you see a suggestion appears, you can always press on it, slide your finger (while keeping it pressed on the screen) until you'll be able to choose a "+word" button that allow you to add the word in the dictionary.

If you have plenty of word to add you can also manually edit the word.txt file.

When I type, only blank (spaces) appears, nothing else!

It may be an issue related to XT9, you can have a look there for a potential solution : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=1515518&postcount=632
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