Registered: Feb 2000
Location: SW Virginia
Changing hotsync name
There are two ways to do this:
The most obvious: Perform a hard reset (Pressing the reset button while holding the power button). This wipes the PalmOS device of all information, including the Hotsync name. This might be the preferred when passing down a device to someone else. You might not what to share all the personal information that is on your device. But then again, when passing to a family member, they may already know it all, and might appreciate having all the family address/phone entries pre-entered.
The obscure: In a text field (memo pad, the find window, what ever) perform the following: ".5", that is " tap tap 5". This will remove the Hotsync name.
With both methods, the next time you Hotsync the device, you will be prompted to enter or select a user name. Warning: With the second method, if you select an existing Hotsync name, instead of entering a new one, you could end up with a lot of duplicate entries.