Funambol Outlook Plugin Profile Popup
This is a post to a quite small group of people. Those are the people that use the Funambol service to sync their data amongst multiple systems. I use it to sync my Calendar, Tasks and Notes between Outlook 2010 and my Android phone. It works just as it should except that if you enable the scheduling option within the plugins config application you will be hit with an Outlook popup window every time the scheduled sync fires off. This only happens if Outlook is not currently open. This is pretty much the same issue as the official Google sync application has.
I am using v9.0.2 of the Funambol Outlook plugin. I downloaded the source so I could take a stab at fixing the annoyance but I only had a few minutes to chew through it before I had to move onto some actual paid work. One thing I did notice are some short cut keys that I had not seen mentioned anywhere. As long as you have Outlook open and it is the window with focus then you can use these keys.
CTRL-F7 – Opens the plugin application and starts the sync process. You then have to manually close the plugin app.
CTRL-F8 – Opens the plugin application but does not sync.
CTRL-F9 – Opens the plugins applications config page.
So what I do now is have the scheduled sync turned off, then I just tap CTRL-F7 whenever I change my calendar, note or task entries. In reality I only change those a few times a week so this is a fine workaround until the Funambol team sort out the plugin or I get around to doing it myself.