Here is some useful stuff I have learnt whilst using my Psion and reading various newsgroups.
Make PsiWin 2.3.2 Connect to Psion Series 3 Machines
In the windows registry find the EC_EXTRA Key at:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ PSION \ TASKSCHEDULER
and change the value from "0" to "36dd".
Note: I have not tested this tip myself, to please feel free to let me know what success you have with it ;-)
Hard Breaks in Epoc Word
To prevent a line break at a space (e.g. the space between the initial and surname in
J. Smith), insert a non-breaking space with Shift+Space.
Launch apps that appear on the first row of the extras bar
Just press control and the button that you can see. e.g. to launch the Spell Checker, press Control-Word
How to take screen snap shots
To convert the MBM into a sketch file:
How to kill a Program that will not respond
Opening more than one file at a time
I find it very useful to set the option "Open Multiple Files" to Enter in the system screen's preferences. This, for example, enables you to have more than word file open at once, so that you can have one open so that you remember to print it and another open to edit. This may not sound particularly helpful, however it does come in useful quite frequently.
How to look at the ROM (Z:) Drive easily
To return to C: Just Press Shift-Ctrl-C
Have you ever noticed that when you click right mouse button on a file in Win95 etc there is a "send to" option? Well it is possible to create an option so that you can send a program directory to the appropriate place on your Psion with just one click on a "send to" option.
Here's how to do:
First Create the shortcut:
Make the shortcut look nice:
Now to copy it into the "Send to" directory:
And that is it. Now when you download a program, just unzip it, create an appropriately named directory and put all the necessary Psion files into it. Then click on the directory, click right button, slide off on Send To and click on "Install on Psion" and the program will then be installed. If you download any of my programs, you will find I have already created the necessary directory which you can just "Send To" your Psion - Easy!
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