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Thread: Add Custom Home-Button Double Tap shortcuts

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    Lightbulb Add Custom Home-Button Double Tap shortcuts
    By editing:
    Home Button.plist in /Applications/
    Home Button.strings in /Applications/
    (Both above files available edited in the attached zip file)
    I was able to result with the folowing

    This SHOULD work as the camera choice has entered.

    BUT when you do use it the value in /private/var/root/Library/Preferences/
    for doubletap is gone and there is no longer a key at all.

    Can any help me figure this one out? yes, you can manually edit the file and put whatever you want. But it would be soooo much better to just have it in the menu as if Apple wanted you to have the freedom to choose which app.


    EDIT: Just wanted to add that this is on a 1.1.2 phone, jailbroken. I have a mac, win, and linux machine, so I'm open to ANY ideas.
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    Last edited by shaiss; 2007-11-20 at 12:36 AM. Reason: added iphone version

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    ha, no idea shaiss, but that sure is looking good.

    good luck and let the force be with you.

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    Yeah, I've kinda hit a rock. I'm hoping someone will read this and have some ideas. otherwise my option is to spend days on end going through all the phones plist files

  6. #5
    Not sure if it has relevance but this Dict is in General.plist (



  7. #6
    thanks greg. I looked through that. Unless my understandings wrong. I believe that dict just specifies the home_button but doesnt actually say what it does.

    I'm thinking its actually hard coded

  8. #7

    Your best bet might be a separate "home button" app that works like a modified launcher but instead of opening the app, assigns it to the home button. That way you could assign ANY program to the home button and only dynamically change the value in


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    Good idea greg, but for now I have no programing knowledge for obj-C so this will have to do.

    Anyone have any other ideas?

  11. #10
    shaiss, I posted iPhoneHome over in the launch forum. I built a small application to do exactly what you are looking for.

  12. #11
    Are you attempting to enable the home button as a clicker to take pictures?

  13. #12
    u can edit \var\root\Library\Preferences\ d.plist for this.


    in this fragment i assign RSS app to dbltap on home button

  14. #13

    This thread is interresting, I wonder if we can custom more than juste the doucle click ? For instance, detecting when we keep the home button pushed?

    Another question, do you think there is a way to customize the headset button?



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