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RNS:: HBX version history

New in version 4.1:RNS:: logo
  • Feature: "Direct actions" - assign single actions to hard buttons - great for Treos where the Fourth button is otherwise not customizable.
  • Option to hide/show hidden applications in lists.
  • New "Preferences" screen with more options.
  • Bugfix: camera preview overlaid the HBX popup window on Treo 680 and newer.
  • Bugfix: screen could freeze after closing the HBX popup window in some circumstances.
  • Bugfix: did not enable card application delection if the first application on the card (alphabetically) had its duplicate in RAM.
  • Bugfix: the "Exclusions" feature did not work properly on Palm OS 4 or older devices.
  • Other minor improvements/additions/enhancements.
New in version 4.0:RNS:: logo
  • "Enhanced Keyguard" function to prevent hard buttons from powering on the device.
  • 5-way navigator support.
  • More friendly user interface.
  • Button icons now resemble the actual hardware button glyphs.
  • Bugfix: hard buttons did not power on Treo devixes.
  • Bugfix: crashed with card applications that lack a standard icon.
  • Bugfix: the "Brightness" action now displays the correct "Adjust Brightness" dialog on Treo 650 and newer.
  • Other minor improvements/additions/enhancements.
New in version 3.5:RNS:: logo
  • Action: go to applications launcher.
  • Action: pop up the "Find" dialog.
  • Action: pop up the system menu.
  • Action: pop up the system toolbar/commandbar.
  • Action: pop up the "Brightness" dialog.
  • Action: pop up the "Contrast" dialog.
  • Option to disable HBX in selected applications (so as not to interfere with games, etc.).
  • Color icons for all built-in actions.
  • Bugfix: could crash on returning to card applications after locking a handheld, etc.
  • Other minor improvements/additions/enhancements.
New in version 3.0:RNS:: logo
  • HBX is now a standalone application, not requiring any hacks on Palm OS 5 and newer.
  • Fixed problems with launching applications stored on expansion cards (they occurred on some devices only).
  • Fixed "Back to recent" behavior.
  • Other minor improvements/additions/enhancements.
New in version 2.5:RNS:: logo
  • Actions can be run with a Graffiti character input or with a keyboard key press.
  • Action: go back to most recent application.
  • The "Force if no actions" hard button option to force the HBX window to pop up.
  • Customizable "OK" (Kyocera) and "Select" (5-way navigator) hard buttons.
  • Icons and descriptions for all special actions (Off, Lock, Sync, Back, Close).
  • Bugfix: on Kyocera devices did not switch to a most recent application from the Phone screen.
  • Fixed duplicate applications handling (if the same application is available both: in the handheld memory and on an expansion card).
  • The list of expansion card applications is now automatically sorted.
  • HBX window does not pop up when device is locked.
  • Other minor improvements/additions/enhancements.
New in version 2.0:RNS:: logo
  • HBX can launch applications stored on expansion cards!
  • Action: start the HotSync operation.
  • Action: turn off the handheld.
  • Action: turn off and lock.
  • Option to disable the popup window background color customization.
  • Font selection.
  • The clock is updated in the real time.
  • Battery level indicator.
  • Free memory indicator.
  • Esthetic improvements to the popup window for HiRes and on Palm OS older than 3.5.
  • Fixed compatibility problems with Palm OS older than 3.5.
  • Other minor improvements/additions/enhancements.
New in version 1.3:RNS:: logo
  • Customizable "Down" hard button.
  • Customizable popup window color.
  • Hold a hard button over 1 second and it's default application is launched.
  • Press and hold hard button support eg. for beaming Business Cards in the Address application.
New in version 1.2:RNS:: logo
  • Compatible with Palm OS 5 (under TealMaster hack emulation).
  • Popup window auto hide option.
  • Popup window is closed after tapping outside it.
New in version 1.1:RNS:: logo
  • Compatible with Palm OS versions 3.1 to 4.1.
  • Compatible with Handspring Treo and other wireless communicators.
New in version 1.0:RNS:: logo
  • First release.
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