If you’re running HTC Sense 2.5, you’re probably familiar with Co0kie’s Home tab mod by now. If you haven’t heard of it, then it’s worth a look as it has become rather popular on user forums and it’s even being cooked into custom ROMs by some top chefs. The mod adds tons of quick links (48+) spread through three separate panels, displays extra appointments, and more. If you missed it, we actually filmed a demo earlier this month (video below). Well, it appears that it’s been updated with new features and there’s now a handy settings tool to unleash its full potential.
Co0kie’s Home tab mod has a pre-defined setup by default, but it’s actually customizable. For example, you can hide or show unused shortcuts, icon frames, a call history button, and also change the quick links grid (4×4, 5×4, or 5×5). The hidden options come in bunches. Unfortunately, the only way to customize it or unlock the hidden options is to edit the registry. In fact, anytime you want to make a change, you have to fire up a registry editor. Of course, we like things easy and what’s easier than a settings tool that makes all the changes for you?
Johncmolyneux has created Co0kie’s Home tab editor in an effort to make life easier for users of the mod. Features include the ability to change the settings without a registry editor, export or import settings/quicklinks, and remove dead quicklinks. It also restarts Sense for changes to take immediately, so no more having to soft reset or disable then re-enable it. The screenshots below should give you an idea of what can be altered. The shot at the top of this post shows an example of a setup that includes: hidden unused shortcuts, hidden icon frames, displayed call history.
And if you missed it, here’s the video of the beta version of the Home tab mod: