There are several built-in undocumented short-cuts, accessed by issuing the shortcut command (in Graffiti, it looks like a script "S") and then a period, ".", followed by a number or letter. Issue these short-cuts in a newly created memo in the Memo Pad application.
THESE SHORTCUTS SHOULD BE USED WITH CAUTION, AS SOME CAN HAVE A DETRIMENTAL AFFECT ON YOUR Palm/Visor.
|.i||Enable Beam-Receive for a brief time. You no longer have to toggle beam-receive in Prefs/General.|
|.s||Toggle between serial and IR modes. In serial mode, data normally transmitted via the IR port is sent over the serial port.|
|.t||Toggle loopback mode for the IR Exchange Manager.|
|.1||Open the serial port (debug mode). Soft reset to close. CAUTION: Serious battery drain if left open!|
|.2||Open the serial port (console mode). Soft reset to close.|
|.3||Turn Auto-Off off.|
|.4||Flash username and ID; the ID number represents the Windows Registry Key for the desktop software that sets the install flag, denoting whether there are files to be installed (thanks to Erwin Schomburg).|
|.5||Remove user configuration (username and 4 digit ID) and hotsync log. CAUTION: If you re-sync after doing this shortcut, duplicate entries will be created! Instead, perform a hard-reset and then sync with "PC Overwrites Palm".|
|.6||Display the ROM date.|
|.7|| Cycle through battery type settings. The
battery-types are: Alkaline/NiCad/Rechargeable
Alkaline/NiMH. Selecting the proper type of battery displays the
corresponding "fuel" gauge.|
NOTE 1: NiMH setting only available in OS 3.3 and later.
NOTE 2: (courtesy Fred Maxwell): selecting NiMH, NiCad, or
Rechargeable Alkaline batteries through the .7 shortcut results in
the Visor Neo disabling beaming. If you attempt to beam a file after
changing to a battery type other than Alkaline, you get the following
"Power Manager: Beaming has been temporarily disabled because the combination of features you are using requires more power than currently available. (Pwr 1E03)".Suggested Workaround: When you need to beam data, change the battery-type to Alkaline, perform the beaming and then change it back to the appropriate type.
|.8||Toggle the "inverse" backlighting on the Palm V or Palm IIIx. NOTE: If you upgrade from an older Palm device, this will not work unless you delete the Graffiti_ShortCuts.PRC from your backup directory BEFORE you do your first HotSync. If you've already performed a HotSync, you'll have to back everything up, delete the file mentioned above, hard reset your device, and then HotSync. (CESD, of DateBk3 fame, is working on writing this capability into dbScan).|
Luis Fernandes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last modified: Wed Jan 08 13:48:56 2003