How to Clear the Today Screen and Make this Setting Cold Boot Persistent?

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Question

How to Clear the Today Screen and Make this Setting Cold Boot Persistent?

Facts

Symbol devices running Pocket PC 2002 or Windows Mobile 2003

Answer

The Today screen is repopulated after a cold boot. This is the default setting.
Use a registry file to prevent items from reappearing on the Today screen after a cold boot.
  1. Create a new text file with Notepad.
  2. Paste these registry settings into the file:
  3. Save the file as “cleartodayscreen.reg”.
    • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Today]
      "Date"=dword:00000000
      "Enabled"=dword:00000001
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Today\Items]
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Today\Items\"Calendar"]
      "Enabled"=dword:00000000
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Today\Items\"Inbox"]
      "Enabled"=dword:00000000
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Today\Items\"Owner Info"]
      "Enabled"=dword:00000000
      [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Today\Items\"Tasks"]
      "Enabled"=dword:00000000
  4. Connect to the device through ActiveSync.
  5. Click the Explore button, and then browse to the Application folder of the device.
  6. Drag and drop the cleartodayscreen.reg file into the Application folder.
  7. Cold boot and the settings will take effect.