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    Default BB10 Tips, Tricks and other cool stuff

    So with the Dev Alpha update today and people getting their hands on the Z10 I thought it would be a good idea to start sharing some tips & tricks and anything else cool that you find.

    I'll update this list as new things are discovered.

    Keyboard
    • Swipe up with 2 fingers to bring up the keyboard and the opposite to get rid of it
    • tap and hold a letter key for caps
    • tap and hod some punctuation keys for alternate characters (eg ? and )
    • tap and hold the spacebar to hide the keyboard
    • tap and hold the comma for keyboard/language settings
    • double-tap the spacebar for a period
    • swipe down to cycle between the three keyboards (alpha, numbers & punctuation, more punctuation)
    • swipe left anywhere on the keyboard to backspace a word
    • You can voice type/dictate by using dot key, it's very precise


    Contacts
    • If you add a contact to Favorites it'll appear at the top of your contacts
    • If you have duplicate or same contacts synced by different accounts, you can multiselect them and link > it'll merge them and keep everything on one place
    • Fast scrolling can be done by scrolling through letters on the left


    Camera
    • Pinch zoom when taking a photo with the camera with 2 fingers (or 2 thumbs, that way's easier if you are taking a photo with 2 hands)


    Hub
    Tap and hold in the date line to: Go to next date, go to previous date, got to top or bottom, mark prior read, delete prior
    Open a message and click the 3 dots to: Reply, reply to all, forward, mark unread, Flag>> this will mark as starred in Gmail, File>> this will move the email to any folders you have in your email account, invite to meeting, add sender to contacts, delete
    When searching in the Hub tap in the 3 lines at the left of the search bar to get some advanced search options

    Phone
    • You can add a contact to speed dial and it'll appear at the top of screen
    • During call you can press and hold mute button to hold the call
    • Taking notes during call will automatically save them in Remember app


    Browser
    • Pull the icon in the browser bottom left very slightly to the right, to peek, to reveal your open tabs without actual opening it all the way


    Contacts
    • Open your contacts, swipe from the top down, click on settings, from this menu you can select which contacts appear (sim, BBM, Twitter,Facebook etc.)



    Misc
    • When the device is booting up tap the screen to change the BB Logo to the % complete
    • Press the volume up and down keys together to take a screenshot.
    • To change email signature: Hub> tap the three dots bottom right corner> settings> email accounts> tap email account> edit signature
    • Holding down on the page slider (above the search icon) just slide left or right to the desired page. A lot faster than scrolling from active frames to your last app page.
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    In the on-screen keyboard:


    • tap and hold a letter key for caps
    • tap and hod some punctuation keys for alternate characters (eg ? and )
    • tap and hold the spacebar to hide the keyboard
    • tap and hold the comma for keyboard/language settings
    • double-tap the spacebar for a period
    • swipe down to cycle between the three keyboards (alpha, numbers & punctiation, more punctuation)
    • swipe left anywhere on the keyboard to backspace a word
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    Press the volume up and down keys together to do a screenshot.
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    How do you bring up the keyboard if it's not already on the screen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbtech View Post
    How do you bring up the keyboard if it's not already on the screen?
    As stated above
    "Swipe up with 2 fingers to bring up the keyboard and the opposite to get rid of it"
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    You could edit your first post every-time we get a new tip, to keep all the tips in one place ...
    something like this perhaps

    Quote Originally Posted by Shao128 View Post
    - When the device is booting up tap the screen to change the BB Logo to the % complete
    - Swipe up with 2 fingers to bring up the keyboard and the opposite to get rid of it
    Quote Originally Posted by Innovatology View Post
    In the on-screen keyboard:


    • tap and hold a letter key for caps
    • tap and hod some punctuation keys for alternate characters (eg ? and )
    • tap and hold the spacebar to hide the keyboard
    • tap and hold the comma for keyboard/language settings
    • double-tap the spacebar for a period
    • swipe down to cycle between the three keyboards (alpha, numbers & punctiation, more punctuation)
    • swipe left anywhere on the keyboard to backspace a word
    Quote Originally Posted by canuckcam View Post
    Press the volume up and down keys together to do a screenshot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qaxl View Post
    You could edit your first post every-time we get a new tip, to keep all the tips in one place ...
    something like this perhaps
    Excellent idea!
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    Shouldn't this be a "Sticky"??
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    Contacts:
    - If you add a contact to Favorites it'll appear at the top of your contacts
    - If you have duplicate or same contacts synced by different accounts, you can multiselect them and link > it'll merge them and keep everything on one place
    - Fast scrolling can be done by scrolling through letters on the left

    Phone
    - You can add a contact to speed dial and it'll appear at the top of screen
    - During call you can press and hold mute button to hold the call
    - Taking notes during call will automatically save them in Remember app

    Keyboard:
    - You can voice type/dictate by using dot key, it's very precise
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guignards View Post
    As stated above
    "Swipe up with 2 fingers to bring up the keyboard and the opposite to get rid of it"
    So much for "One thumb". They should have made it a corner swipe like the Playook.
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    Are you serious? You can hide the keyboard with space key and invoke it by focusing in any place you want to type ... with one thumb. What's wrong in having more options.

    Quote Originally Posted by ssbtech View Post
    So much for "One thumb". They should have made it a corner swipe like the Playook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by uzmarvel View Post
    Are you serious? You can hide the keyboard with space key and invoke it by focusing in any place you want to type ... with one thumb. What's wrong in having more options.
    So how do you use universal search from the homescreen if the keyboard isn't showing?
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    There's a dedicated icon in Home screen for universal search.

    Quote Originally Posted by ssbtech View Post
    So how do you use universal search from the homescreen if the keyboard isn't showing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by uzmarvel View Post
    There's a dedicated icon in Home screen for universal search.
    Ok, so once again it's an extra step. Good job RIM!

    I wonder if the Q10 will require you to hit the icon of if you can start typing away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbtech View Post
    Ok, so once again it's an extra step. Good job RIM!
    What do you expect them to do, use witchcraft to determine when you want Universal Search and then bring up the keyboard and search at that exact moment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbtech View Post
    Ok, so once again it's an extra step. Good job RIM!

    I wonder if the Q10 will require you to hit the icon of if you can start typing away.
    With the Q10, you can just start typing and it'll start searching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbtech View Post
    Ok, so once again it's an extra step. Good job RIM!

    I wonder if the Q10 will require you to hit the icon of if you can start typing away.
    who is this RIM you speak of?

    iv seen for myself the Q10 is just like on the 9900 in the respect that you can just start typing

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssbtech View Post
    Ok, so once again it's an extra step. Good job RIM!
    And extra step compared to swiping up to reveal the keyboard then typing to search? Not sure "extra" means the same thing to you as it does to everyone else.
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    How does one do the swipe down to cycle through different keyboards? I couldn't get it to work on the Dev Alpha.
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    You can hold down on the tab key to hide the keboard.
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    In the File Manager, if you long-press on a file and select Rename, it does a rename where it won't touch the file extension (which is actually a good thing most of the time).

    At first I was peeved because I had a file saved as .jpg which I thought was really a PNG, so this wasn't letting me rename it.

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    ok, so i found this one merely by chance.

    when playing music and in another app, tap the volume key and you get a popup of the current track playing, the volume, some album art and play/pause and back/fwd buttons. now the back/fwd/play buttons are self explanitory, however if you tap the albumart image, it`ll move you back to the media player

    also, when in the now playing screen of the media player, you can either tap the albumart image in the center of the screen, or drag the image down. this will show the loaded list of music (if you ave hit random then it shows it in the random order it will play it) and you can then skip through tracks that way. also it then gives you a volume slider at the top of the screen! a very nifty feature that isnt obvious at first sight.

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    also another nice one, when you swipe down the setting panel from either the homescreen or the hub, if you tap the icon the you change the item (bluetooth on/off or change profile etc) if you tap the text by the side, it loads that pange in the settings app.

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    Ok. Swiping down can cycle through keyboard. BUT keeps hitting a letter first. So there is no way to use the swipe down gesture to change keyboard and NOT type anything?
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