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    Default Q10 Tips and Tricks

    I've seen several comments asking about a thread for Q10 noobie help so lets start a Q10 Tips and Tricks Sticky now. It was a great source of info and help on the PB forum. It'll be a nice central thread for us beginners and experienced users alike.

    So how about it? You Q10 vets out there start sharing. Don't worry about the obvious either, as we all know, what may be apparent to some is not to others, especially those that don't read the User's Guide

    Here's a start: Q10 Users Guide
    http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartp...19-10.1-en.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by rotorwrench View Post
    I've seen several comments asking about a thread for Q10 noobie help so lets start a Q10 Tips and Tricks Sticky now. It was a great source of info and help on the PB forum. It'll be a nice central thread for us beginners and experienced users alike.

    So how about it? You Q10 vets out there start sharing. Don't worry about the obvious either, as we all know, what may be apparent to some is not to others, especially those that don't read the User's Guide

    Here's a start: Q10 Users Guide
    http://docs.blackberry.com/en/smartp...19-10.1-en.pdf
    Surprised there haven't been any additions yet, rotor, some I'm gonna pop you out of the dungeon and see if folks wanna participate.
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    Since the Q10 has an AMOLED screen on it, I wanted a completely black background on mine to maximize battery life. Here's the PNG if you'd like to save it and do the same: http://forward-thinking.net/BlackOut.png

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    Don't forget those keyboard shortcuts! 'T' = Go to top of list, 'B' = Go to bottom of list, 'SPACE' to scroll down by 1 page, etc. This is one of the primary reasons I waited for the Q10, the accessibility benefits can't be overstated enough here!

    Get some Android apps sideloaded up, it really helps with some of the big name apps missing from app world. A few apps I've installed on my Q10 are: Amazon Kindle, AndroIRC, Flipboard, Google Maps, Netflix, Trillian, Words With Friends, Youmail. There's plenty of tutorials around on how to do it, and many of these android apps work great on the Q10!

    Those are just a few off the top of my head...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HaTaX View Post
    Since the Q10 has an AMOLED screen on it, I wanted a completely black background on mine to maximize battery life. Here's the PNG if you'd like to save it and do the same: http://forward-thinking.net/BlackOut.png

    Get your old BBOS ringtones back : Missing those classic ringtones from your old BlackBerry? Here's how you can get them on BlackBerry 10 | CrackBerry.com

    Don't forget those keyboard shortcuts! 'T' = Go to top of list, 'B' = Go to bottom of list, 'SPACE' to scroll down by 1 page, etc. This is one of the primary reasons I waited for the Q10, the accessibility benefits can't be overstated enough here!

    Get some Android apps sideloaded up, it really helps with some of the big name apps missing from app world. A few apps I've installed on my Q10 are: Amazon Kindle, AndroIRC, Flipboard, Google Maps, Netflix, Trillian, Words With Friends, Youmail. There's plenty of tutorials around on how to do it, and many of these android apps work great on the Q10!

    Those are just a few off the top of my head...
    Actually, I liked the black screen idea and downloaded the png and set it on my S3. I'm gonna see how that works out, appreciate the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BergerKing View Post
    Actually, I liked the black screen idea and downloaded the png and set it on my S3. I'm gonna see how that works out, appreciate the idea.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using CB Forums mobile app
    Give this one a shot, it's the proper size and resolution for the S3's screen. (1280x720)
    Q10 Tips and Tricks-blackout_1280x720.png

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaTaX View Post
    Don't forget those keyboard shortcuts! 'T' = Go to top of list, 'B' = Go to bottom of list, 'SPACE' to scroll down by 1 page, etc.
    Aswell as holding Shift and pressing 'Space' to scroll up. I use these a lot & hope they come to the Blaq app.



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    thanks for the tips!! .. wow .. learn something new every day on CB!
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    The most important thing I had to learn (after almost an hour of completely failing to use the device at all), was this:

    Swipe lightly!

    The home screen gesture, hub gesture, unlocking, etc. all completely failed for me 30x in a row. The knowledgeable store rep watched and said "I think you're doing it too hard" and did it himself first try with a light flick. Now I do it correctly 80% of the time and improving over time.
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    Here is a long list of shortcuts from the CB team:

    The full list of BlackBerry Q10 keyboard shortcuts | CrackBerry.com
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    Got mine yesterday. The thing that surprised me the most was to find that it allows one download of a BlackBerry Protect backup file from your old phone, then it removes that option. I was able to restore all my old memos, text messages, and contacts. I wish I had discovered that before I synced my contacts from VZW Backup Assistant because I ended up with duplicates on some, but was happy to get the other data back. I did not want to use Link since I didn't have that much that needed to be transferred anyway.

    Its at the bottom when you select BlackBerry Protect from the Settings menu.
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    I find one thing very helpful in the calendar (which is not on the list): while creating a new entry, you can use ENTER for jumping from one entry field to another - you can work your way through until you reach the bottom, while typing the required information in the relevant fields. In the date field you can move forwardnvery easily with SPACE! This trick really replaces the trackpad in the calendar!
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    Where is the VZW Backup Assistant on the Q10?
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    Nevermind. I found it in the app store.
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    Here's a helpful tips and ticks video I found on YouTube.

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    Press 'I' to zoom in and 'O' to zoom out in browser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunetos View Post
    The most important thing I had to learn (after almost an hour of completely failing to use the device at all), was this:

    Swipe lightly!

    The home screen gesture, hub gesture, unlocking, etc. all completely failed for me 30x in a row. The knowledgeable store rep watched and said "I think you're doing it too hard" and did it himself first try with a light flick. Now I do it correctly 80% of the time and improving over time.
    BlackBerry need to find that guy and give him a job.
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    Followong the thread
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    BlackBerry Q10 Keyboard Shortcuts
    Contacts

    Any key - List views - Search
    Calendar

    P - Agenda/Week/Schedule/Month - Go to previous day/week/month
    N - Agenda/Week/Schedule/Month - Go to next day/week/month
    C - Agenda/Week/Schedule/Month - Create a new event
    T - Agenda/Week/Schedule/Month - Jump to today
    S - Agenda/Week/Schedule/Month - Switch to search view
    I - Schedule and week view - Move between Day/Week/Month/6 Month in sequence
    O - Schedule and week view - Move between Day/Week/Month/6 Month in sequence
    D - Schedule and day view - Move between Day/Week/Month/6 Month in sequence
    W - Schedule and week view - ?Move between Day/Week/Month/6 Month in sequence
    M - Schedule and Month view - Move between Day/Week/Month/6 Month in sequence
    E - Event detail - Switch to edit mode
    Phone

    Phone Any key - Call log screen, Call contacts screen - Initaites search.
    Return/Enter - KeyPad screen - calls the number
    Number keys - KeyPad screen - inputs digits
    ?Enter/Return - Contacts search - Call top search result
    ?Backspace - KeyPad screen -Clear
    ?Numeric Keys - In Call screen - DTMF Tone
    Enter/Return - In Call screen - Send MMI Command (in call keypad)
    ?H - In Call screen - Place call on hold
    ?$ - In Call screen - Toggle speakerphone
    File Manager

    T - Nothing focused - Top
    B - Nothing focused - Bottom
    S - Nothing focused - Search
    Home Screen

    Any key - Search/Type'N'Go
    BlackBerry Hub

    T - global, no focus - Jump to Screen Top
    B - global, no focus - Jump to Screen Bottom
    C - global, no focus - Create New Email
    S - global, no focus Search, Find
    R - global, no focus - Reply
    L - global, no focus - Reply All
    F - global, no focus - Forward
    Backspace - Control has focus - Delete selected text or items, or revert auto-correct
    N - Message preview - Next message
    P - Message preview - Previous message
    W - Message preview - Flag for follow-up
    BlackBerry Messenger & Groups
    T - Any scrollable screen - Jump to top
    B - Any scrollable screen - Jump to bottom
    Space - Any scrollable screen - Scroll down one screen length
    Shift + Space - Any scrollable screen - Scroll up one screen length
    N - Contacts Tab - Next section header
    P - Contacts Tab - Previous section header
    S - Contacts Tab - Invoke Search
    Alt + Enter - Reply field - Insert carriage return
    Enter - Text field - Send message
    ?Long-press Enter - Screens with multiple input fields - Move focus to the next control
    C - Edit status/ Select category sheet - Create New
    ?R - Chat View/ Picture + List Comment - Move focus to reply field/ Comment field
    ?I - Viewing a picture - Zoom in
    ?O - Viewing a picture - Zoop out
    ?E - User profile - Quick access to edit personal message
    SMS / MMS
    T -In chat - Scroll to top of page
    B - In chat - Scroll to bottom of page
    ?R - Message list view - Reply to message
    C - Any screen - Compose message
    BlackBerry World

    T - Any List View - Jump to Top of view
    B - Any List View - Jump to Bottom of view
    N - Any List View - Jump to Next Section Header Below
    P - Any List View - Jump to Previous Section Header Above
    Space - Any List View - Scroll one screen length down
    Shift+Space - Any List View - Scroll one screen length up
    S - Any view - Search
    BlackBerry Remember

    T - Nothing focused - Jump to top of screen
    B - Nothing focused - Jump to bottom of screen
    C - Nothing focused - Create new entry
    Delete - Focused item - Delete selected item
    Word To Go Card

    A - Nothing focused- Select all
    T - Nothing focused - Top
    B - Nothing focused - Bottom
    Space - Nothing focused - Scroll down one screen length
    Shift + Space - Nothing focused - Scroll up one screen length
    I (+) - Nothing focused - Zoom in
    ?O (-) - Nothing focused - Zoom out
    W - Nothing focused - Original size
    Sheets To Go App
    T - Nothing focused -Top
    B - Nothing focused - Bottom (farthest down user-edited cell on that tab)
    S - Nothing focused - Find
    ?U - Nothing focused - Undo
    Space - Nothing focused - Scroll down one screen length
    Shift + Space - Nothing focused - Scroll up one screen length
    ?N - Nothing focused - Next tab
    ?P - Nothing focused - Previous tab
    I (+) - Nothing focused - Zoom in
    O (-) - Nothing focused - Zoom out
    W - Nothing focused - Original size
    Sheets To Go Card

    T - Nothing focused -Top
    B - Nothing focused - Bottom (farthest down user-edited cell on that tab)
    S - Nothing focused - Find
    ?U- Nothing focused - Undo
    Space - Nothing focused - Scroll down one screen length
    Shift + Space - Nothing focused - Scroll up one screen length
    ?N- Nothing focused - Next tab
    ?P- Nothing focused - Previous tab
    I (+) - Nothing focused - Zoom in
    O (-) - Nothing focused - Zoom out
    W - Nothing focused - Original size
    Print To Go

    T - Nothing focused -Top
    B - Nothing focused - Bottom (farthest down user-edited cell on that tab)
    S - Nothing focused - Search
    ?Space - Any scrollable screen - Scroll down one screen length
    ?Shift + Space - Any scrollable screen - Scroll up one screen length
    Instant Action

    BBM (name) - Begin a BlackBerry Messenger message to a specific contact
    email (name) - Begin an e-mail to a specific contact
    call (name) - Begin a phone call with a specific contact
    text (name) - Begin an SMS text message with a specific contact
    Facebook (status message) - Update Facebook status
    Twitter (message) - Post a tweet
    LinkedIn (message) - Update LinkedIn status

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    New problem- how do you stop the Q10 from going back to security mode every 5 minutes.It is infuriating when you take a call in the middle of an email and want to continue but have to retype in your password.. Can one extende the time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by acbouvier View Post
    New problem- how do you stop the Q10 from going back to security mode every 5 minutes.It is infuriating when you take a call in the middle of an email and want to continue but have to retype in your password.. Can one extende the time?
    Settings > Security & Privacy > Device Password

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    Unfortunately it's max 5 on our activesync from the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerNSO View Post
    Here's a helpful tips and ticks video I found on YouTube.
    Wow - thanks very much for that - I didn't know about the zoom or the changing of focus options on the camera - that is a fabulous and helpful video!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Innerchild View Post
    Got mine yesterday. The thing that surprised me the most was to find that it allows one download of a BlackBerry Protect backup file from your old phone, then it removes that option. I was able to restore all my old memos, text messages, and contacts. I wish I had discovered that before I synced my contacts from VZW Backup Assistant because I ended up with duplicates on some, but was happy to get the other data back. I did not want to use Link since I didn't have that much that needed to be transferred anyway.

    Its at the bottom when you select BlackBerry Protect from the Settings menu.
    Wow! Definitely learned something here. I'm a writer and have virtually #tons of snippets and ideas in my memopad. Just knowing this is possible is awesome enough. Will definitely try when I put the other phone back on a data plan. It doesn't work while off it. (for the less tech noobies out there) Nothing is stored in some cloud nowhere. Must be accessible by BlackBerry Protect to transfer. Will update when I try. I'm sure confirmation is imminent.
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    The keys that I use most often when browsing are 'R' for Reader mode, 'L' to reload the page and 'S' to search for words in the page. So handy, no other OSes as quick as this.

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    User's Guide is woefully inadequate. Consider this: it is only 85 pages while the Samsung Galaxy guides are routinely over 200 pages. Thank goodness there is Crackberry! These guys (and gals) are good.
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