Many of the newest HTC Windows Mobile devices no longer feature a directional pad to navigate menus, as the now finger-friendly builds of WM 6.5 have eliminated a need for them. However, not having a D-pad can really be a pain when trying to navigate small, fiddly menus in apps such as Total Commander, and it also makes playing some games impossible.
Thankfully scilor has written an ingenious app that resolves this issue, by using your phone’s accelerometer (or G-Sensor) as a replacement for the directional buttons; scrolling down when you tilt the phone down, left when tilted to the left, etcetera.
‘SciLor’s GSensor Control’ also features two different settings for keystroke repetition. The ‘Analog Emulation’ option will send a number of keystrokes relative to how long the device is tilted for, whereas selecting ‘Digital Pad’ will cause the directional button to effectively be ‘held’ until the device is returned to its original position.
To use the app you’ll need .NET Framework v3.5 running on your device. As the app is still in its alpha stage of development, there is a chance that you will experience some bugs while using it. Download the .cab from the application thread, and don’t forget to leave some feedback once you’ve given it a try, to aid in the development process._________
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