Gadget Home's Plug-ins Pack Guide

May 27, 1999

Copyright (c) 1999, Masaaki Takemae.

This guide tells you how to work plug-ins that extend Home application.


1. What's Home
2. What's Gadget Home's Plug-ins Pack
3. Installation
4. Setup Example

1. What's Home

Home is a graphical launcher for PalmOS 3.x or later. It's provided by Shuji Fukumoto.


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2. What's Gadget Home's Plug-ins Pack

Gadget Home's Plug-ins Pack are shareware programs that extend the capabilities of Home in a specific way - giving you, for example, the ability to show battery status or display current time from within Home.

This pack contains the files:

BatteryBar+.prc Showing your battery power as percentage bar. And if you tap on the percentage bar, it shows current voltage as a number. You can use the percentage bar with the shorter side at the top.
BackLight+.prc Turn the backlight on and off
DClock+.prc Display current time. And if you tap on the time display, to switch viewing the current date. Date formats and Time formats are use the settings users have chosen in the system preferences.
LocalSync+.prc Start the HotSync process.
Lock+.prc Turns off and locks the Palm III organizer.
PowerOff+.prc Turns off the Palm III organizer.
SerIr+.prc Show HotSync operation via IR or cradle with the small icon. If you tap on the small icon to open the "Serial/IR" Preferences.

To use you have to download the IrComm driver and Palm OS kernel patch from 3Com's web site.

EventView+.prc Displaying your events for the current day. To use you have to receive a registration code.

3. Installation

  1. Perform a full backup of your Palm III organizer.
  2. Install the seven .prc files
  3. Install Palm OS 3.02 patch if you use SerIr+ plug-in.
  4. Install the files from 3Com's IR Enhanced Update if you use SerIr+ plug-in.
  5. Perform a Soft Reset if you have installed 3Com's IR Enhanced this time.
  6. Start Home.

4. Setup Example

Here's some sample screen with seven plug-ins.


If you display this screen, using the following setup:


I am committed to providing quality, easy-to-use software. However, this product is provided without warranty and the user accepts full responsibility for any damages, consequential or otherwise, resulting from its use.

This archive is freely redistributable, provided it is made available only in its complete, unmodified form with no additional files and for noncommercial purposes only. Any other use must have prior written authorization from me.

This program may be used on a trial basis for 15 days. The program will continue to function afterwards. However, if after this time you wish to continue using it, please register with us for the nominal fee listed in the program.

Thank you.


1. Gadget Home's Plug-ins Pack v1.0 is US$ 5.00.
2. Gadget Home's Plug-ins Pack doesn't work stand-alone,

  How to Register:

You can online registration on Web.

1. Register via Kagi
2. Register via PalmPilotGear H.Q.

I will receive e-mail from PalmPilotGear H.Q. as receipt. I will send you the registration code within few days after your registration.

  Bug Reporting:

    1. Version of Gadget Home's Plug-ins Pack
    2. How to re-produce the error
    3. The error message or symptoms of Palm III
    4. Palm model (upgrade or Palm III)
    5. Palm OS version and patches
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