IPAQ mistakenly switches on when any key is touched

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hi,
my IPAQ 3870 mistakenly switches on when any key is
touched when I have it in my backpock. Does anobydy know
of some kind of software that I can use to temporarily
switch off the email, calendar, contact switches?

Also, when I listen to MP3s with it and have it in my
pocket, I would like to switch off these keys temporarily
and deactivate the screen with some kind of screensaver.
Any ideas out there?

thanks

Ciao,
Claus
 
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Which iPaq? Most have an option in either the button control panel or the
power control panel to disable buttons when suspended. Media Player has
button mapping options as well, and can affect a screen off tied to a
button.

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Sven, MS-MVP Mobile Devices
"Claus" <claus_lang@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> hi,
> my IPAQ 3870 mistakenly switches on when any key is
> touched when I have it in my backpock. Does anobydy know
> of some kind of software that I can use to temporarily
> switch off the email, calendar, contact switches?
>
> Also, when I listen to MP3s with it and have it in my
> pocket, I would like to switch off these keys temporarily
> and deactivate the screen with some kind of screensaver.
> Any ideas out there?
>
> thanks
>
> Ciao,
> Claus
 
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google for a little freeware app called "key guard". when activated it
locks all the hardware buttons, and cam be activated/deactivated from the
task bar.

"Claus" <claus_lang@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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hi,
my IPAQ 3870 mistakenly switches on when any key is
touched when I have it in my backpock. Does anobydy know
of some kind of software that I can use to temporarily
switch off the email, calendar, contact switches?

Also, when I listen to MP3s with it and have it in my
pocket, I would like to switch off these keys temporarily
and deactivate the screen with some kind of screensaver.
Any ideas out there?

thanks

Ciao,
Claus
 
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great hint: I downloaded key guard and it solved the
problem with the keys. for anybody who has the same
problem, get it at
http://www.pocketpcfreewares.com/en/index.php?soft=1079
>-----Original Message-----
>google for a little freeware app called "key guard".
when activated it
>locks all the hardware buttons, and cam be
activated/deactivated from the
>task bar.
>
>"Claus" <claus_lang@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:36c601c4c37a$d3611d40$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>hi,
>my IPAQ 3870 mistakenly switches on when any key is
>touched when I have it in my backpock. Does anobydy know
>of some kind of software that I can use to temporarily
>switch off the email, calendar, contact switches?
>
>Also, when I listen to MP3s with it and have it in my
>pocket, I would like to switch off these keys temporarily
>and deactivate the screen with some kind of screensaver.
>Any ideas out there?
>
>thanks
>
>Ciao,
>Claus
>
>
>.
>
 
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"Claus" <claus_lang@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:36c601c4c37a$d3611d40$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> hi,
> my IPAQ 3870 mistakenly switches on when any key is
> touched when I have it in my backpock. Does anobydy know
> of some kind of software that I can use to temporarily
> switch off the email, calendar, contact switches?
>
> Also, when I listen to MP3s with it and have it in my
> pocket, I would like to switch off these keys temporarily
> and deactivate the screen with some kind of screensaver.
> Any ideas out there?
>
> thanks
>
> Ciao,
> Claus

my ppc (Asus) has an option to switch the machine on at one of the
keypresses by default. Look for and disable these options. It's in system,
options, Asus settings, Wakeup tab on my ppc

You can disable the backlight if that's what you mean? Press and hold the
power button for a few seconds.
 
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"Claus" <claus_lang@yahoo.com> wrote in news:36c601c4c37a$d3611d40
$a401280a@phx.gbl:

<snip>


> Also, when I listen to MP3s with it and have it in my
> pocket, I would like to switch off these keys temporarily
> and deactivate the screen with some kind of screensaver.
> Any ideas out there?

I use GS Player (freeware) as my prefered audio player (Ogg Vorbis as my
prefered codec), it has the ability to turn the screen off with a variety
of settings

--
Trevor S


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