The Start menu on my phone is now blank. All I can see are "More" and "Menu" at the bottom of the screen but can't open them. My friend was playing with my phone and I think he deleted something. Can someone please help?
Hi I have come across this same problem but on my Windows Mobile Standard (Smartphone version), Jonathan's advice is good but only for Windows Mobile (PocketPC version) as the Settings>Display is not available on smartphones.
You need to edit the registry of your phone to restore Grid View. The easiest way to edit your phone's registry is by using a program like "CeRegistryEditor" that allows you to do it from your desktop / laptop.
Steps to enable grid view from the registry
1. Get a remote registry editor like CeRegistryEditor
2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Shell\StartMenu
3. Change the GridView from "0" to "1" by double clicking it
4. Save changes
It should immediately work without restarting.
Great question. Nothing was deleted, this is actually a software bug in Windows Mobile 6. This error usually occurs when your start menu is switched from "Grid view" to "List view". Give this a try:
1) Remove the battery from your device for about 10 seconds.
2) Reinsert the battery and power the device back on.
3) Click Start
4) Navigate to Settings > Display > Start Menu Style
5) Change this setting from "List" to "Grid", then press Done
6) Click the Home key to return to the homescreen, then click Start to check start menu functionality.
(NOTE: You'll only be able to successfully open the start menu ONCE after rebooting. If you open the start menu, then exit, the start menu will likely revert to a blank gray screen. If this occurs, start back at step 1.)
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these are the steps on how to copy contacts from sim to phone contacts:
1. Tap Start Menu,
2. Tap Program Menu,
3 Then look for SIM Manager, then Tap it,
4. Then Tap Menu, located at your left bottom of the screen,
5. Then tap for "Copy Sim to Device", then it will prompt you if you want to copy all, then tap "yes".
then vice versa:
Just click the contact name and select menu then select "save to SIM".
That's it, hope it helps, don't forget to rate my solution, if you have further, let me know..
All you need to do is simply go to the file that you want to move and tap and hold on it until the submenu appears. From there choose cut and then go to file explorer in menu-->programs-->file explorer. Choose Storage card from the drop down menu right under the start menu at the top of the screen. Go to the folder on the memory card that you want to store you file (or create a new one by tapping and holding the screen in a blank area and select new folder). After you find the place you want to save, tap and hold the screen and select paste. The file will be moved to that specified location.
1. open the battery case and unscrew the flap beneath. Verify your SIM card is properly seated. 2. At the bottom right corner of the "today" screen is the iConnect icon. Click it and verify "Phone" is checked under the "Enable" menu. 3. open the "Start" menu and navigate to Settings->WanInfo. What information is displayed in that program?
to fix this problem is usualy simple, 90% of the time if you have a blank screen it is because the screen has come unplugged, open the casing of the phone and just plug the screen back into the circuit borad this should solve ur problem, please note this does not work if you have full white screen. hope this helps people with this problem.
For some reason, certain Windows Mobile (Standard) devices don't like "list" format for the Start Menu.
Give this a try:
1) Remove the battery for 1-2 minutes. (This allows any cached memory to clear)
2) Power the device back up.
3) Before openning ANY other apps, navigate to Start > Settings > Display > Start Menu Style
4) Change this value from "List" to "Grid"
5) Click Done twice, then click the Home key.
6) Give the Start menu another try. (Does this resolve the issue?)
Another forum suggested that Windows Mobile seems to be a little picky about which application appears first on the Start Menu. If you have any custom applications installed, it's possible WinMo's start menu just isn't playing nicely.