USFS MIDAS KeyRedirect utility

14 Apr 2011

Click on the file links below to download the KeyRedirect version 2.2 utility which allows the hardware function keys (F1, F2, etc.) on the Allegro MX Field PC to work in the U.S. Forest Service MIDAS application software. Version 2.1 improved compatibility with the different region versions of the MIDAS app, while version 2.2 addressed a "multiple instances of process" issue.

Connect the Allegro MX to ActiveSync/Windows Mobile Device Center, run the Desktop Installer (KeyRedirect-2-2-Install.exe) on your desktop PC, and then after installation to the Allegro MX is complete perform a Reset. If you will be using the hardware function (or Windows Mobile hot) keys in other software applications as well, you may want to instead save the Direct Utility (KeyRedirect.exe) file to a program location (such as under \Windows\Start Menu) to manually execute only when running MIDAS. If you are hiding the Start (Task) and/or SIP bars while in MIDAS (such as by running HideTaskbar.exe), then you may also want to assign a hardware button to KeyRedirect under Start > Settings > Personal tab > Buttons icon to press to initially execute whenever MIDAS is running.