Downloading and Installing
The Shortcutter is downloaded with the rest of the Pebbles applications in
one big zip file. See the main downloading instructions.
Install shortcutter.prc on your Pilot.
You can also install the optional example panels we created (see Panels
section) such as ShortCutter_Number_Pad.PDB, ShortCutter_Scrollers.PDB,
Shortcutter for PocketPC is available for devices running PocketPC version
3.0 or later, such as the Compaq iPaq or the HP Jornada 548. Unfortunately,
HPC devices and older versions of Windows CE are not currently supported.
First, download the full Pebbles V3 zip file and unzip it. See the download
Shortcutter consists of two components, which you will find in the Pebbles\WinCE
- WinCEShortcutterInstaller.exe: a program that installs the Shortcutter for
running on the PocketPC device. This makes the program appear in ActiveSync
so you can easily install it into your handheld.
- PebblesPC.exe: a program (with associated DLLs) that runs on your desktop
See the main Windows CE installation
instructions for how to get Shortcutter onto your PDA.
We are distributing a sample set of panels for Shortcutter for PocketPC. It
is also in the Pebbles\WinCE folder and is called ShortCutterData.shc. Shortcutter
looks for this file in the "My Documents" directory of the PocketPC
device. You can get the sample ShortCutterData.shc onto the PocketPC in two
- If you set up a "partnership" using ActiveSync, and specify to
synchronize files, then it will create a directory on the PC that matches
the "My Documents" folder on the PocketPC. If you open My Documents
on the PC, it should contain a folder named something like "PocketPC
My Documents" which contains the files from the handheld. Now you can
copy the file ShortCutterData.shc from the Pebbles directory to this "PocketPC
My Documents" and then Sync, and the file will appear on the handheld.
- Connect the PocketPC to the PC using ActiveSync, hit the ActiveSync toolbar
button for Explore (which will show the PocketPC's file system). Then copy
the file from Pebbles\WinCE into the My Documents folder on the PocketPC.
- Copying a ShortCutterData.shc onto the handheld will remove any panels that
are already there. There is currently no way to merge different panel sets;
- Be sure that Shortcutter is NOT RUNNING on the Pocket
PC. The best way to insure this is to use the menu command "Save and
Exit" in Shortcutter.