Customize And Configure Notification Response In Windows Mobile Device Using Registry Trick

Windows Mobile Devices offer all the features of a standalone Pocket PC in addition to telephone functionalities in an integrated manner. These devices generally display notifications for unread SMS or MMS, sent SMS or MMS, missed calls, email alerts, event alerts etc. You may customize, configure and control the way in which the notifications respond by tweaking a registry key.
For e.g. you can either hide or show the notification area icons within the taskbar as per your preference. You can opt for notification sound or choose to keep it off. You can also decide whether you want a notification bubble to pop up as an alert to certain activities/events or whether you just prefer a vibration alert.

SMS sent notification can be configured by tweaking the registry key “SMSNoSentMsg”. To configure other notifications as per your preference, especially the ones which cannot be configured using the “Sounds & Notifications” GUI control panel, you can make changes within the registry entry “Options” under the registry branch,

“HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Notifications\Default”

In order to go ahead with the registry hack for tweaking notification settings in Windows Mobile Device, follow the below mentioned steps.

1> Run the registry editor (like PHM Registry Editor) on your Windows Mobile device. You may also remotely access the registry of your mobile device from your desktop PC with the help of “CeRegEditor”.

2> Navigate to the registry key mentioned below:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\Notifications\Default\Options

3> The “DWROD” value needs to be changed. You may use any of the below mentioned values (from”0” to “13”) as per your choice which show the corresponding effect on notification response.
The value “0” corresponds to “Show Icon”
The value “1” corresponds to “Play notification sound and Show Icon”
The value “2” corresponds to “Vibration and Show Icon”
The value “3” corresponds to “Vibration, Play notification sound and Show Icon”
The value “4” corresponds to the same effect as value “0”
The value “5” corresponds to the same effect as value “1”
The value “6” corresponds to the same effect as value “3”
The value “7” corresponds to the same effect as value “3”
The value “8” corresponds to “Show notification bubble and Show Icon”
The value “9” corresponds to “Show notification bubble, Play notification sound and Show Icon”
The value “10” corresponds to “Show notification bubble, Vibration and Show Icon
The value “11” corresponds to “Show notification bubble, Play notification sound, Vibration and Show Icon
The value “13” corresponds to the same effect as value “1”.

The change becomes effective immediately.

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