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John Cody
07-25-2007, 03:25 PM
Do you dread clicking on a link in your email or RSS reader because you know how painful it will be to load that full-size page into Pocket Internet Explorer?

Well, have no fear...SkweezeIt is here!


History: I created this app because I was tired of reading the brief summaries often found in RSS feeds. To read the full details of a story, you often have to click the "Read More Online..." link at the bottom of the RSS summary, but these links often point to a full-size webpage which can be very painful to load into Pocket Internet Explorer.

What it does: Basically, this app intercepts most attempts to launch Pocket Internet Explorer from another app (like from an email message or an RSS reader), and instead will prompt you with "Skweeze it?". If you say no, then Internet Explorer will launch normally to that link. But, if you say "Yes", it will automatically filter the selected URL through Skweezer.net so the webpage will load quicker and be better formatted for your device's smaller screen.

It works on both Smartphones and Pocket PC's! (This is written in .NETcf 1.0, so it won't run on 2002 SP or 2002 PPC's, sorry)

ISP's/OEM's: If you provide a web-compression service and would like a custom-branded version of this program that uses your service, please Contact Me (http://www.omnisoft.com/contact.asp).

NOTE: Installing this product requires modifications to your device's registry. If you do not know how to do this, please post a reply in this thread. If I get enough interest in this product, it will help justify spending more time and turning this into a full commercial product, complete with a desktop installer, CAB file and the support you have come to expect from OMNISOFT.

To install it, just extract the file "Skweezeit.exe" from the zip file on the below page:


and put it in \windows directory of a WM5/WM6 device (or PPC 2003/SE device) or \storage\windows for a WM2003/SE smartphone.

NOTE: If any of the below existing reg values are different then what I say the "from" is, it is highly recommended that you document the original values so you can restore them in the future.

Then, change the key values at the below two registry locations from iexplore.exe to skweezeit.exe

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\http\Shell\Open\Command (remember to keep the %1 in this value)


And change the "1" keys' value from :MSPIE to skweezeit.exe at the below location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shell\Rai\ : DEFBROWSER(this last key doesn't appear to exist on all Smartphones/Pocket PC's, so don't worry about this change)
I plan to eventually create a version that will do these reg changes automatically. But, it may be a while because I can't just assume these settings are valid on all devices. So, extensive testing on different devices is needed to make sure these changes won't mess up the end-users device. Releasing it now to users who know how to make reg changes eliminates that risk because those same users will also know how to undo the changes properly for their particular device.

Let me know how you like it.

07-26-2007, 02:44 AM
Thanks for posting this. I installed it to use it for exactly what you mentioned. I read RSS feeds (in NewsBreak) and use it for the links to the stories.