How to make Java games/apps work in full screen on the Nokia 5800

Found 5th Jun 2009
The Nokia 5800 has a very large high res screen which is compatible with many touchscreen Java games in full-screen mode, for example Cooking Mama works on the 5800 in full screen. Unfortunately the default setting for many Java games and applications (including Cooking Mama) seems to have the on-screen "virtual keypad" switched on automatically, which makes the game or app shrink into half-screen mode. However, there is an easy solution to this problem which should let touch-compatible Java software use the 5800's entire screen. See below for a quick step-by-step guide...

How to make Java games and apps work in full screen mode on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

1. On the 5800's main menu screen, select "Settings".

2. Select "Application Manager".

3. Select "Installed Applications".

4. Click once on the app or game you want to run in full screen mode.

5. Select "Options".

6. Select "Suite Settings".

7. Select "On-Screen Keyboard".

8. Select "Off".

9. Select "OK".

10. Press back until you leave the settings manager, or press the red button to close it down.

The game or app will now automatically use full-screen mode from now on. If you need to get the virtual keypad back, just repeat the above process and choose a different option from the "On-Screen Keyboard" section.

You can also use this method to stop the phone constantly asking if it's okay for a Java app or game to connect to the internet, just select the relevant options from "Suite Settings".

Community Updates
Thanks for that maxmix. When I get internet sorted on phone I want to download some games. Do you know how to sort internet on 5800? I cant connect it to my wireless
There should be no problems once you activate Wireless Scanning in Settings / Conectivity

Mine connects fine on Wifi or my unlimited O2 data etc

LMK If you get sorted....

Phone is brilliant BTW, Just using mine since Tuesday... Not had to charge it for the 2nd time yet....

Best £129 I spent, (My winnings from Diverstiy on BGT lol

Only had mine few days too as had faulty one before. Still getting used to it, love it tho! Oh well done on your bet!!! I have played around with all settings but no joy
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