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  1. Tyche101's Avatar
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    Default Hidden BBOS10 features (tips and tricks!)

    So looks like there are many tweaks and small features that don't maybe come in daily use, but are there.
    This just shows the time invested in the precision and making if the BlackBerry 10 OS.
    How about we cumulate as many as we can? Something to learn everyday right?
    also, i have sorted them out on the basis of the "hidden" factor lol, so as u scroll down, the tricks become more main streamed

    1) long pressing any option in the bottom action bar (in any screen,eg.hub)will make a thin black bar pop up, having the name of the option u are pressing.(works only when the name isn't visible and only the icon of the action is visible, eg. landscape mode in hub)
    Hidden BBOS10 features-img_20140328_050415_edit.png

    2) swipe backwards anywhere on the keyboard to delete the last word u typed; two fingers swipe deletes two words and so on (get harder after three lol)

    3) long press the back button in the browser to get a pop up of recent history

    Continued.....
    EDITED more tips and tricks!! (thanks for posting them guys, i just compiled them)

    4)Hold down the shift key and press the backspace button to delete the character in front of your cursor.

    5)If you click and hold on the date part of the Hub right under the words BlackBerry Hub, you will get additional options to mark prior read or delete prior read.

    6) When viewing a webpage, use two fingers to pull up the keyboard, then the usual shortcuts can be used. B for bottom, T for top.long press T to scroll to the top of a page, long press B to scroll to the bottom. Short press space bar to scroll down short spaces without swiping, shift key and space bar to scroll up without swiping.Holding the space bar also scrolls all the way to the bottom, holding shift plus space scrolls all the way to the top.

    7)long press in green focus camera will make focus lock, very good for closeup photo when you need focusing on a thing.

    8)At bootup, when the blackberry logo is progressing to 100%, you can already adjust the volume when it's around 70%. This let's you adjust or check your volume level before the phone totally boots up and starts receiving messages.

    9)If you want to dismiss the keyboard with just one hand , press and hold the space bar for two seconds.

    10)Hold shift and drag the circle cursor to select text

    11)Swipe down from top bezel of the browser to show name of current website. Tap the bar that drops down to scroll back to the top of the page

    12)In Calendar app, go to month view. Slide down from the middle of the screen (just like on BES to choose between personal and work). Then you get 4 months view(on Q10, on Z10/Z30 I think its 6 months view)!

    13)U can double tap on the lock screen notification (if u have interactive notifications turned on) to go to the application directly from which you have received the notification from

    14)Down flicks with thumb takes you to symbols on the keyboard . Two fingers back multiple word delete

    15)Double swipe up from bezel to reveal the keyboard. This one should be a given and the keyboard itself responds to many different gestures

    16)If you want to use BBM in landscape mode. Try using it in Hub.
    Since BBM doesn't support landscape mode.

    17)swipe from top right to bottom left five times to restart the Hub

    18)Tap with two thumbs at a time on typing field. The app closes or crashes. Try on bbm chat

    KEEP 'EM COMING PEOPLE!!! I will update as soon as u guys post!

    Zeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ^_^
    Last edited by Tyche101; 05-07-2014 at 10:00 AM. Reason: many tips and tricks added
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    You must be new here.
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    Nice !!!!!!!

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    I've known this since 10.0

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    Lol did you notice the app fade when sliding?
    Top left corner


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    I have had the Z10 since the beginning,
    This is only for people who are looking for new features and maybe some not-so-visible tweaks.
    Thank you for your feedback.

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    I found it useful, no need to be snarky.
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    The browser trick was new to me. Thanks

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    There should be a printed quick memo with the phones about the gestures

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    Good points for new users of BlackBerry 10. I've had the Z10 since it launched in the UK and didn't know about the long hold on a button to display what the button does.

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    4) swipe from top right to bottom left five times to restart the Hub. (While in the Hub)

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    Double swipe up from bezel to reveal the keyboard. This one should be a given and the keyboard itself responds to many different gestures.
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    Good features, but definitely not hidden. The Porsche clock on the Z10 (10.2.1.1259 and earlier), now that's hidden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thalestr View Post
    4) swipe from top right to bottom left five times to restart the Hub. (While in the Hub)

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    I cant understand



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bhinder_mani View Post
    I cant understand



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    Swipe diagonally from the top right corner five times and the hub will restart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauron4 View Post
    Swipe diagonally from the top right corner five times and the hub will restart.

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    Super cool way to reset the HUB!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thalestr View Post
    4) swipe from top right to bottom left five times to restart the Hub. (While in the Hub)

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    Only 3 times, not 5

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    I agree

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    If you use the OEM headset and double-click the mic button after connecting to the phone, music will begin to play on shuffle. Of course, holding the button initiates hands-free commands.

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    If you click and hold on the date part of the Hub right under the words BlackBerry Hub, you will get additional options to mark prior read or delete prior read.

    If you want to dismiss the keyboard with just one hand (perhaps you are drinking coffee and are not bothered to put down your cup), press and hold the space bar for a few seconds.

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    long press in green focus camera will make focus lock, very good for closeup photo when you need focusing on a thing.

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    Nice little tips. Especially for those like me who are fairly new to bb10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chanlion View Post
    Double swipe up from bezel to reveal the keyboard. This one should be a given and the keyboard itself responds to many different gestures.
    You need this trick as part of the process of getting the phone in engineering mode.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RD9700 View Post
    If you use the OEM headset and double-click the mic button after connecting to the phone, music will begin to play on shuffle. Of course, holding the button initiates hands-free commands.

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    I've only needed to press it once for music.


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    When in an app swipe up to leave

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