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Q10 "Type and Go" = no keyboard shortcuts??
So I recently saw a video of Jeff Gadway and Vivek Bhardwaj demoing the Q10. They showed a feature called "Type and Go" (name is not official). This feature allows you to type things like "Email Fred" and then an icon will show up under the 'results' of what you typed. If you click the icon, a new email composition to 'Fred' pops up.
While I think this feature is pretty cool, I still like my keyboard shortcuts!! I find that it helps me be really efficient with my 9900. It would be so much easier to just hit "B" and have the browser open, as opposed to starting to type "brows---" and then tap on the icon.
I hope this "Type and Go" setting is optional. To me it looks like a glorified "Universal Search" - they should just replace Touch and Go with it. This way, I can hit "S" and search (or Touch and Go) if I need, and I can also have my dedicated keyboard shortcuts.
Ohh!! and one more request... It would be really nice if we can customize our OWN keyboard shortcuts. "H" for Hub, "P" for peek, "T" for Twitter, "E" for SMS, etc...
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Last edited by quik4life; 02-06-13 at 03:00 PM.
- 02-06-13, 12:55 PM #2
Totally agree.. I'm a shortcuts freak in every application, including the homescreen. They should have a setting like in legacy bb devices where you can choose between launch by typing: application shortcuts or universal search. I find the latter is pointless because with the former, pressing "s" launches universal search anyway.
Maybe they will have this, maybe not.. We will have to see. BUT, this is the major differentiating factor for me between the Z10 and Q10. As far as actual typing goes, I can live with the Z10's superior virtual keyboard. Only if the Q10 has shortcuts does it make itself enticing to me.. Without the shortcuts it's a keyboard for just typing and typing alone, something I'd rather experience on a full touch screen with a big experience at this point. If I go for the Q10 it's for the full keyboard experience, nothing less.
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02-06-13, 01:06 PM #3
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On a side not, I grew up with OS6 and OS7. I had a Pearl for OS5 so I never really learned the shortcuts. I love the universal search. I have to wonder how many more people are in this boat. On the current ones you can choose whether you want keyboard shortcuts as well so I would bet you have the same choice on the Q10.
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02-06-13, 07:46 PM #6
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i really hope they allow me to continue using the shortcut keys. its so much fast and easier then finding and tapping the damn icon. the keys dont move so it is easy for me to navigate my phone quickly and still be able to hold a conversation with someone without burying my face in a screen trying to find everything. when it comes to speed and productivity i feel Blackberry is the best device and since i have no interest in any of the millions of crappy apps out there (some i do use though maps/music/navi but no games/entertainment thats what the PB is for!) ill be going Q10 NO QUESTIONS!
- 02-06-13, 10:10 PM #7
As much as I love the universal search feature and looking forward to that Touch 'n Go feature, I really hope we will still get optional keyboard shortcuts. An option like we have on OS7 where we can just decide whether we'd like to search or hotkeys, would be decent.
- 02-06-13, 11:55 PM #8
I'm thinking it will be an option.
And the "Touch and Go" isn't really new.
On my current BB Torch, you can set home screen options for "Launch By Typing: Universal Search or Application Shortcuts"
So when you're on the home screen. with Application shortcuts, you have apps open up from one key. With universal search, you search contacts and apps, etc.
I've personally got it set to universal search since I like being able to type in someones name so I can quickly call them or text them.
- 02-07-13, 01:24 AM #10
The idea that touch and go is intended to be a replacement for keyboard shortcuts is unfounded speculation when the reality is far more likely to be that they are simply showing the stuff that is ready to be shown publicly at this point
- 03-31-13, 08:16 AM #11
Personally I love universal search. But I do hope there is an option for keyboard shortcuts for those of us who like keyboard shortcuts. The more options the better. Mainly I do a lot of youtube searches. So I always just start typing what I want to look for and hit the youtube icon. Because of this, whenever we want to look something up, I always beat everyone to the punch. Same with google searches, or anything else. The main reason why I don't really like keyboard shortcuts is because I have my phone password locked. And you don't need to wake up the screen and press unlock before you start typing the password, you can simply start typing and it'll go straight into the password field. So that's what I do, and this is why it interferes with keyboard shortcuts. Sometimes my screen is off but it hasn't been long enough for it to lock itself. But I always instinctively pick up my phone and start typing the password when the screen is black. So many times I would do this and the phone is already unlocked so my password ends up in universal search, which nothing happens when you type it in and press the trackpad. While if I had keyboard shortcuts, I'd be launching all kinds of stuff when this happens, lol.
- 03-31-13, 10:23 AM #12
I have to have the shortcuts also, worse case scenario is it wont have them but some apps like quick launch & shortcut me will take care of it. I would rather the shortcuts be native but those apps do work very well on legacy devices. I just cant see BB getting rid of that very effective functionality for us keyboard fans. I also hope they will have a shortcut for peek & hub so no need to rub your paws all over the screen which is one of the biggest reasons I love my keyboards
- 03-31-13, 01:00 PM #13
Two points I liked of an earlier post:
I've been waiting for the q10 assuming the shortcuts are all there. If that doesn't happen, I am walking. Having said that, I believe all the shortcuts will exist in the final build. BB has put too much time and effort into this to miss out on such an absolute necessity.
Shortcuts (hence read: productivity) is really what primarily differentiates bb from the rest.
- 04-01-13, 05:07 AM #14
I don't expect them to have something like a keyboard shortcut for the peek gesture because the main point of that gesture is not simply to see the notification icons it is the options after that which would not suit a single keypress.
I think we will see plenty of keyboard shortcuts where they are appropriate, there are bound to be some in the hub unless they are mad.
- 04-02-13, 11:36 PM #16
I would think that keyboard shortcuts will be available as well. Things like "T" for scrolling to the top, "B" for scrolling to the bottom is extremely useful in web pages, Hub, etc.
In 10.1 SDK's release notes:
"Shortcuts - You can now create your own key shortcuts and system shortcuts by using the Shortcut and SystemShortcut classes, respectively. Keyboard shortcuts improve usability and user experience by decreasing the effort required to perform commonly used actions in an application. To learn more, visit the Keyboard shortcuts documentation."
BB would have to be mad to ask developers to include them in their apps, only to not include them in their own OS.
- 04-08-13, 09:29 AM #19
- 04-08-13, 12:51 PM #22
Did you people read this article from a few days ago? If you didn't, here it is : BlackBerry Q10 OS 10.1 features get detailed | CrackBerry.com It has a section about Q10 Keyboard and application shortcuts
- 04-08-13, 06:45 PM #23
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04-16-13, 01:41 PM #24
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Right now on my OS6 device I can set the option of allowing homescreen key presses to initiate a Universal Search or to launch Application Shortcuts. All that we've seen demoed is that key presses from the homescreen initiate Type and Go. I think what many are asking is: Will we have an option to choose between Type and Go and Application Shortcuts?
Can anyone answer this definitely at this point or will we have to wait on the device itself?
- 04-25-13, 12:50 PM #25
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