No Power On via buttons?

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Got an Ipaq 3870 and it works fine, except..... I'd like to disable the
thing from being turned On (no pun intended) by any of the buttons on the
unit except the power button. It keeps getting turned on either in my pocket
or fanny pack during normal jostling. Is there a command/setting that will
not allow the buttons to turn the unit on?? Seems I remember something but
can't find it any more.
Thanks,
Mike
 
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So if you disable the buttons, how will you turn it on?

Maybe you should consider picking up a case for it. If you are that hard on
it that the bottons get pressed, don't you think that you are at risk of
damaging the display?

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mramay@attglobal.net wrote:
> I'd like to disable the thing from being turned On by any
> of the buttons on the unit except the power button.

Did you try Start/Settings/Buttons (or maybe Power)?

> It keeps getting turned on either in
> my pocket or fanny pack during normal jostling.

I wouldn't really put the PocketPC into the fanny pack. It might get
damaged by the big chunk of metal that's also in there.

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I'd like to disable "power on" function for all BUT the regular power
button.

"Bruce Eitman (eMVP)" <beitmannospam@NOSPAM_applieddata.NOSPAM_net> wrote in
message news:#1v4lw1eEHA.2396@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> So if you disable the buttons, how will you turn it on?
>
> Maybe you should consider picking up a case for it. If you are that hard
on
> it that the bottons get pressed, don't you think that you are at risk of
> damaging the display?
>
> --
> Bruce Eitman (eMVP)
> Senior Engineer
> beitman AT applieddata DOT net
>
> Applied Data Systems
> www.applieddata.net
> An ISO 9001:2000 Registered Company
> Microsoft WEP Gold-level Member
>
> Do have an opinion on the effectiveness of Microsoft Windows Mobile and
> Embedded newsgroups? Let us know!
> https://www.windowsembeddedeval.com/community/newsgroups
>
>
>
 
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there is an app called Key Guard
http://www.pocketpcfreewares.com/en/index.php?soft=1079 that does just that.
when active a little padlock appears in the system tray and you just tap to
activate or de-activate the buttons, works great


<mramay@attglobal.net> wrote in message
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Got an Ipaq 3870 and it works fine, except..... I'd like to disable the
thing from being turned On (no pun intended) by any of the buttons on the
unit except the power button. It keeps getting turned on either in my pocket
or fanny pack during normal jostling. Is there a command/setting that will
not allow the buttons to turn the unit on?? Seems I remember something but
can't find it any more.
Thanks,
Mike
 
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hehehe

"Bruce Eitman (eMVP)" <beitmannospam@NOSPAM_applieddata.NOSPAM_net> wrote in
message news:#1v4lw1eEHA.2396@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> So if you disable the buttons, how will you turn it on?
>
> Maybe you should consider picking up a case for it. If you are that hard
on
> it that the bottons get pressed, don't you think that you are at risk of
> damaging the display?
>
> --
> Bruce Eitman (eMVP)
> Senior Engineer
> beitman AT applieddata DOT net
>
> Applied Data Systems
> www.applieddata.net
> An ISO 9001:2000 Registered Company
> Microsoft WEP Gold-level Member
>
> Do have an opinion on the effectiveness of Microsoft Windows Mobile and
> Embedded newsgroups? Let us know!
> https://www.windowsembeddedeval.com/community/newsgroups
>
>
>
 
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Opps. Sorry, I missed that in your original post.

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Senior Engineer
beitman AT applieddata DOT net

Applied Data Systems
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Microsoft WEP Gold-level Member

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I know that they aren't 3870s, but my 2215 and 4155 (both iPAQs) have a tab
under the button control panel called LOCK. That is where you disable the
app buttons in standby.

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<mramay@attglobal.net> wrote in message
news:%23P3gdb8eEHA.2468@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> I'd like to disable "power on" function for all BUT the regular power
> button.
>
> "Bruce Eitman (eMVP)" <beitmannospam@NOSPAM_applieddata.NOSPAM_net> wrote
in
> message news:#1v4lw1eEHA.2396@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> > So if you disable the buttons, how will you turn it on?
> >
> > Maybe you should consider picking up a case for it. If you are that
hard
> on
> > it that the bottons get pressed, don't you think that you are at risk of
> > damaging the display?
> >
> > --
> > Bruce Eitman (eMVP)
> > Senior Engineer
> > beitman AT applieddata DOT net
> >
> > Applied Data Systems
> > www.applieddata.net
> > An ISO 9001:2000 Registered Company
> > Microsoft WEP Gold-level Member
> >
> > Do have an opinion on the effectiveness of Microsoft Windows Mobile and
> > Embedded newsgroups? Let us know!
> > https://www.windowsembeddedeval.com/community/newsgroups
> >
> >
> >
>
>
 
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Downloaded it! Thanks for the info!!
Mike R.

"KDE" <knott_me@NOSPAM.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> there is an app called Key Guard
> http://www.pocketpcfreewares.com/en/index.php?soft=1079 that does just
that.
> when active a little padlock appears in the system tray and you just tap
to
> activate or de-activate the buttons, works great
>
>
 

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