As some of you may remember, I was recounting the tale of woe with my Pilot
on Saturday. As part of this woe, I had lost LauncherIII and Donncha kindly
beamed it to me. I made it my default launcher but suddenly today I got a
Fatal Exception - Reset whenever I touched the Applications silkscreen
button. Of course, I couldn't get to the standard applications tool to delete
Launcher III so I was screwed. Firtunately, after a reset you end up in
Preferences so from the Buttons menu I mapped Calc to produce Applications
and from there I deleted Launcher III. But now I've got a right piece of
weirdness - when I touch the Applications silkscreen button I get the
original Palm Pilot launcher (some of you Johnny come latelys probably have
never even seen that - it's just a big page of icons for each application,
no way to organise them, arrows to go up & down pages of apps., no menu).
When I select Applications from there, the 'normal' Palm III default
launcher comes up. The Applications silkscreen button however still brings
me back to the old-style launcher, and when it's displayed, tapping the
Applications silkscreen button again brings me back to the previous
As I mentioned, I did have LauncherIII and as my default launcher and my
theory is that the original launcher is still somewhere in ROM, while the
new launcher, while also in ROM, is vectored in in place of the original
launcher. Presumably LauncherIII replaced that vector (storing the old
vectored address for when LauncherIII might be no longer the default
application) and when I removed LauncherIII from memory while the vector was
still pointing to it, it somehow caused the Applications silkscreen button
to be remapped to the original launcher.
Enough analysis - any ideas as to how I'll restore normality ?
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