Launch up to 18 different applications per hard key all within a couple of seconds using only two button presses. How? With your shiny new Palm 5-Way navigator switch.
Bind 5 Nav Launcher to one of your hard keys, then hold down a direction on the 5 Way navigator to cycle through four applications per direction. Launch a 17th application with the select button, or launch an 18th application if you don't press anything. If you want to launch even more applications you can use additional 5 Nav Launcher "shortcuts", each of which adds another 18 launchable applications.
If you like this software please do me a favour, visit palmgear.com and give it a rating. This program was inspired by Single Button Launcher, thanks to Fraser McCrossan for a great piece of Freeware.
- PalmOS 4.0 and above
- Requires Palm Five way navigator switch (as on Tungsten T)
Installation / Usage
- Download 5nl.zip (97KB)
- Extract the "fnl.prc" file and use HotSync to transfer it onto your handheld
- Bind "5N Launch" to one of your hard keys using the Palm preferences
- Start 5 Nav Launcher using the hard key
- Tap on any of the slots to specify which application you would like it to launch
- To learn more about 5 Nav Launcher read the included user manual or select "Summary..." from the Help menu inside the program.
For the moment at least I'm not planning to add any more features into 5 Nav Launcher, but I'll certainly do bug fixes as required. If you do find extra things you want in though send me an email and I may add them to the list of potential future work below.
||Treo support (if Palm ever updates the Treo API)
- Better compatibility with third party utilities
- PalmOS 5 no longer required for launch from card
- Launch from external memory card (PalmOS 5 required)
- Finds best version of each program before launching
- Optional user defined "Alias" text for each program
- "push-push-select" mode of moving through applications (for those who struggle with timing)
- Two new graphical layouts for the main screen
- Improved function selection form makes it easier to find programs
- User customisable colour schemes
- More a/b/c/d etc shortcuts to 5NL
- All settings are stored independently for each shortcut
- Added support for multiple hard keys
- Fixed key repeat glitch
page last updated: 23 April 2004