Thursday, August 7, 2008

HTC Diamond: 4 column program instead of 3

If you are a lucky owner of the device with high-resolution screen you might found out that native Windows Mobile 6.1 is poorly optimized for it. However the new generation of Windows Mobile devices can be improved by different tools and options buried already in the OS, accessible via the registry.

First of all you need to know that there is the ability to change your icon grid on the programs and settings screens from 3 to 4 columns. The simple registry edits needed are as follows:
In HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Shell\
Add a New Key “IconConfig”

In there Add DWORD Value:
“HorizontalIconSpacing” Dec value=”112?
“VerticalIconSpacing” Dec value=”115?
“IconTitleFontSize” Dec value=”6?

If you don’t want to edit your registry than you can simply install this cab made by XDA-Team.
By decreasing “HorizontalIconSpacing” to 90 5-rows of icons can be achieved, but that may be pushing things a bit. On larger screen devices this mod will be even more useful.