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Task Switcher for SHARP Brain 1.2

This software allows you to switch and start applications, manage power, etc.
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This software works with the SHARP color electronic dictionary Brain series.
This software allows you to switch and start applications, manage power, etc.

Display the menu.

<< button
Hide the menu.
To display it again, touch the > button.

Open the settings dialog.
Restart Task Switcher for all configuration changes to take effect.

x button
Exit Task Switcher.

A button with two windows drawn on it
A menu will appear for selecting the window to bring to the front.
Use the buttons to the right of the window name to maximize, minimize, or
Can be closed.

Button with a spanner and hammer drawn on it
A menu for starting the tool will appear.
You can launch the exe or lnk file in the "Task Switcher\tools" folder.

Button with notepad and pen drawn on it
A menu for starting the app will be displayed.
Apps saved in the "\NAND3\apps" and "\Storage Card\apps" folders
You can start it.

clear key
Hides the menu completely.
Press it again to display the menu.
This key can be changed from the settings dialog.

////////////////////////About the settings dialog/////////////////////// /

...Touching the button opens a dialog for making various settings.

Hot key
Select the key to show or hide the menu.

Font directory
Specify the folder where the font file is saved.
Fonts saved in this folder will be automatically loaded on startup.
To specify a folder relative to the "Task Switcher" folder, use
Please enter "\\" (two backslashes) at the beginning.

Font face
Select the font to use with Task Switcher.

Bitmap image
Select the bitmap image to use with Task Switcher.
You can change the appearance by changing the image file.

System Requirements

Model SHARP Brain
Model number PW-AC890
A touch panel main display is required for operation.
It may also work with other model numbers.

Installation Instructions

First, run the included "msgothic.bat".
This will copy the fonts needed to run the software to the folder.
If "MS UI Gothic" is already loaded in Brain, this operation is not necessary.
Next, create an "app" folder in the root directory of the MicroSD card,
Copy the "Task Switcher" folder included in it.
The installation is now complete.
To start, insert the MicroSD card into Brain, press the library button,
Open the app in your card and select Task Switcher.
If it starts up normally, a button labeled ">" will be displayed at the bottom left of the screen.
If you cannot start up normally, please delete the "settings.ini" file.

No registry is used, so
When uninstalling, just delete the entire folder.

//////////////////////About Japanese display support for UI////////////////////// /

The following operations are only possible on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
SHARP Brain cannot run on Windows CE 6.0 or other OS.
Please run the included "jptahoma.bat".
This will copy the fonts required for Japanese display to the folder.
At this time, please also run "msgothic.bat" if necessary.
Then, install it to your app folder and run it as described above.
After startup, Japanese will be displayed in Explorer etc.


Task Manager

License Freeware
The program is completely free to use.
Website https://kawamoto.no-ip.org/henteko/index.html
Not working? Try this website on the WayBack Machine
We believe this app can be obtained directly from its developer!
Released 15 August 2010
Popularity 2847
Total Downloads  0
Submitted By torch
Submitted On 24 January 2024


roychanyl 02 February 2024 at 4:26:07 AM
I have tried it on Sharp Brain PW-A7200 and PW-G5300 models. The Task switcher is good for displaying Japanese characters, Kanji and English words in place of some squarish symbols.
Given the Brain series physical keyboard limitations… you actually need those models with a sub-display panel in order to key in characters and punctuation marks other than those available on the keyboard, else typing in English does pose some difficulties.
torch 02 February 2024 at 6:37:12 AM
Are you using the latest 1.8 version?
just making sure

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