- 06-29-2011, 07:48 AM #2
This is a darn good question. Seems like an inelegant solution to scroll furiously.BlackBerry Z10 (10.2.1.3175), BlackBerry PlayBook 64GB Wi-Fi (126.96.36.1993), Microsoft Surface 2 (Windows 8.1 RT Update 1)
- 06-29-2011, 07:57 AM #3
there's a TOP button at very bottom of page. right above the about us image.Follow me on twitter: @vecharo
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- 06-29-2011, 09:09 AM #5
Just SCROLL FURIOUSLY (I like that terminology).
While the BB phones have a T (top) and B (bottom) shortcut, along with SPACE to page ahead, and H for Homepage, the pb lacks those shortcuts. But it also lacks a FIND/Search on the webpage for a word or term.
- CrackBerry Genius
06-29-2011, 10:13 AM #6
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lol i keep minimising the window when I'm scrolling down furiously as i hit the bezel in my eagerness... (also find i'm doing this lots when typing quickly - tapping the bezel instead of the sapce bar) guess i'll get used to the spacing soon...
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- CrackBerry Abuser
07-27-2011, 10:53 AM #8
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I use this all the time on my iPhone...RIM should add this feature and also allow scrolling via the bezel. I'm tired of accidentially hitting a flash advertisement then having a new window open.... (especially on this site!)
PS - any way to turn off the animation for new windows/screens/apps opening? I mean it's nice, but it slows down the process and after awhile the eye candy gets more annoying than anything else...
Last edited by DarrenHD; 07-27-2011 at 11:02 AM.
- 07-27-2011, 01:03 PM #10
You gotta wind up your arm and do a SUPER FLICK by sliding your finger as fast as you can across that badboy (rotate to portrait mode for best results).
OR...you can press the refresh button and wait for it to load again
But seriously, I don't know, I find myself FURIOUSLY SCROLLING to the top or bottom as well. Did anyone try using the playbook keyboard and pressing t or b? That would be a useful feature for the browser I think RIM could easily implement.Blackberry Torch 9860 w/ OS 188.8.131.520
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07-28-2011, 08:14 PM #15
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02-05-2013, 01:48 AM #18
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There was another thread called Is there a way to quickly scroll to the top of the webpage where this was discussed and some suggestions were provided. I'll mention a few things.
One is to turn the Playbook to Portrait for the scrolling portion. Once you've reached the area wanted you can return to Landscape. Rotating to Portrait for the scrolling can be up to three times faster. And, if it was an extremely long page, you could additionally change the font size to the smallest and then return it back to the regularly used font size when done. This addition font changing would likely only be an option explored by the sore thumb prone.
When you want to go back to the top of the page sweep down from the top bezel. Press the website name in the address bar (not the refresh arrow). The name area will turn blue and the keyboard will pop up. Press Go on the keyboard. It will take you to the top of the current page.
- CrackBerry Abuser
03-19-2013, 11:39 AM #19
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I mentioned above that you tap on the address bar and Go on the keyboard to jump to the top of the current page. I think I should clarify that it goes to the part where you opened the page originally. This is usually the top of the page but it can be somewhere else. For example, if you were checking your posts on Crackberry (which I did to find this one) and then clicked on one it would take you to your post wherever it appeared on that page. Then if you try to select the address bar it is going to be including that part of the page so it will return to that post which it considers to be the top. The actual page beginning may still be several posts above it.
Additionally, there are times where it is possible to just use the refresh button alone. It just doesn't always work for all webpages. From anywhere in the website sweep down from the top bezel and click refresh. It will temporarily show the top of the page or possibly appear blank before it goes back to wherever on the page you were. While it is temporarily at the top or blank you place your finger on the screen (not the bezel) and pull down and hold to reveal some grey on the screen (may take a couple of swipes). Doing this will result in the top of the page staying in place. This does not work for all sites so that is why it's usually better to just highlight the address bar as previously mentioned. It does work on Crackberry, though. I've attached an image from the NYTimes to show what it appears like.
And another point about using Portrait to allow for faster scrolling. Many times it a lot easier to see where you are on the page if you are in Portrait compared to Landscape as the indicator at the screen side usually is larger while actively scrolling in Portrait. Sometimes it is the only way to find your place.