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Top 4 Widgets and Shortcuts I’ve been using

12 April 2011Entry by

Hi guys, today I’m going to show you what widgets and shortcuts I have been using this whole long for my daily usage. Some of you might already been using it for ages but some may not discover it yet. So here it goes:

On my desktop you would see this

One of the few important widgets I would explain here are the Desktop Command Execution Widget and the Desktop FM Transmitter

1) Desktop Command Execution Widget

This widget would be the most powerful widgets I have used so far. You can add custom commands to your own liking. For the tutorial on writing the commands, it can be found here and also here itself on the nokia-n900.com where the link is here

The two commands which I deem useful are the Temperature and also the IP address command. One thing I like about the IP address is that it is useful when you want to SSH into your phone. Much easier without needing to search high and low

2) Desktop FM Transmitter Widget

Well it is just a simple ON OFF button but it could prove useful when you want to save lots of time. Coupled it with FM BOOST from the extras-devel repo and the stock Media Player and your car would be your own media theater. To change the frequency, simply click on the FM Widget Button and hold and click on the settings.

3) QuickLaunch for Status Menu Bar

Well do you see the four familiar buttons on the bottom left corner? Yeap. That’s the QuickLaunch menu in your status menu bar. It practically allows you to add shortcut to Applications you used frequently. Below is the settings screenshot

4) Camera Lens Launcher

For those using BlessN900 or FCAMera or maybe your the Nokia N900 stock camera might consider this shortcut. Basically get to choose applications of your likings when the camera lens is slide open. Like this:


Well there you have it. Just a few applications to save your precious time going through this device. All the applications above can be found in Extras-devel repo or Extras-testing repo. Till then.

P/S: Comments are welcomed to give in applications of your own likings.


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