Tip: SE Xperia – remap the Panels button

Love your Xperia but find Panels a bit of a gimmick? This little tip will allow you to remap your Xperia Panels button to something a bit more useful.

All you have to do is navigate to:

HKLM\Software\SonyEricsson\PanelManager\ApplicationName

with your favourite registry editor and change the string value there to the path of an alternate executable.

e.g. “\..\Windows\Pie.exe”

The quotation marks and the \..\ part is important and needs to be part of the path used above.

To use the button to access your start menu you could map it to Quickmenu, a popular start menu replacement.

Read more about the hack in this XDA-Developers thread.

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