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HP iPAQ Pocket PC h1900 Series - Using the Today Screen

Introduction
When the iPAQ Pocket PC is first turned on, the Today screen displays. It can also be displayed by tapping Start, then Today. Use the Today screen to view the following information:
  • Owner information
  • Upcoming appointments
  • Unread and unsent messages
  • Tasks that need to be completed
    Figure : Today screen
  1. Tap to switch to a program
  2. Tap to set ISP or Work connections
  3. Tap to change volume or mute all sounds
  4. Tap to change date and time
  5. Tap to set appointment or view existing appointment
  6. Tap to read e-mail
  7. Tap to turn Bluetooth on or off (Bluetooth models only)
  8. Tap to create a new item
Navigation bar and Command bar
The Navigation bar is located at the top of the screen. It displays the active program and current time, and allows screens to be closed. Use the Start menu to select the application.
    Figure : Navigation bar
  1. Tap to select a program you have recently used
  2. Bluetooth Manager (Bluetooth models only)
  3. Tap to select a program
  4. Tap to see additional programs
  5. Tap to customize settings
  6. Tap to turn Bluetooth on or off (Bluetooth models only)
  7. Tap to view online Help
Within each program, use the Command bar located at the bottom of the screen to perform tasks. Tap New to create a new item in the current program.
    Figure : Command bar
  1. New button
  2. Input panel button
  3. Application buttons (these buttons may vary depending on what applications are open)
  4. Menu actions
Status icons
The following status icons may be seen displayed on the Navigation bar or Command bar. Tap the icon on the screen to view more information related to the item.
Active connection to personal computer.
Inactive connection to personal computer.
Microsoft ActiveSync is synchronizing.
Speaker is on.
Speaker is off.
iPAQ Pocket PC is connected to the USB Synchronization cradle. This icon only appears when there is an active connection.
Bluetooth power-on/off icon. When the Bluetooth icon is blue, Bluetooth is active. When the Bluetooth icon is grayed with a red X, Bluetooth is inactive. (Bluetooth models only)
Pop-up menus
Pop-up menus quickly perform an action for an item. Use the pop-up menu to cut, copy, rename, and delete an item, also send an e-mail or beam a file to another device.
To access a pop-up menu, tap and hold the stylus on the name of  the item on which you want to perform the action. When the menu appears, tap the desired action, or tap anywhere outside the menu to close it without performing an action.
    Figure : Pop-up menu
  1. Tap and hold to display the pop-up menu
  2. Tap the desired action
  3. Tap outside the menu to close it without performing an action
Creating information
From the Today screen, create new information, including:
  • Appointments
  • Contacts
  • E-mail
  • Excel Workbook information
  • Notes
  • Tasks
  • Word documents
  1. Tap , or from the Start menu, tap Today, then New.
  2. Tap an option to create a new item.
  3. Tap OK when finished creating a new item.
Customizing the Today screen
From the Settings Today screen, the following tasks can be performed:
  • Add a picture as the background.
  • Select the information you see.
  • Set the order of the information.
  • Decide when to see the Today screen.
Follow these steps to change the background:
  1. Tap , or from the Start menu, tap Settings, then Today.
  2. Select Use this picture as the background check box.
    Figure : Today Screen Settings
  3. Tap Browse to select a picture from File Explorer.
  4. Tap OK.
Follow these steps to slect the information that is seen or to change the order of information:
  1. Tap , or from the Start menu, tap Settings, then Today.
  2. Tap the Items tab to select or reorder the information on the Today screen.
  3. Tap an item to highlight it.
  4. Tap Move Up or Move Down to change the order of items on the Today screen.
      note:
    The placement of the Date on the Today screen cannot be changed.
  5. Tap OK.
Follow these steps to set how long before the Today screen is displyed when the device is not in use:
  1. Tap , or from the Start menu, tap Settings, then Today.
  2. Tap the down arrow associated with "Display Today screen if device is not used for...hours" check box to determine how many hours must pass before the Today screen displays.
  3. Tap OK.

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