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    Default It's an alt-ternative way of doing things

    I was bbm-ing with a mod today and I was surprised to find out he didn't know about a shortcut I learned of by buying some old blackberrys from ebay, and I started wondering how many people don't know about it, so here it is.

    Anywhere there's drop down multiple options, like when selecting ringtones in profiles or vibrating option, as you highlight it, instead of clicking the trackpad you can hold the alt button. This will open all the options you can select where you can scroll to the desired option, or ringtone for example, once you have the one you want highlighted you can just let go of the alt and that will make your selection and close the options.

    Hold alt-scroll-let go of alt

    Try it, it's fun and fast.

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    Last edited by belfastdispatcher; 07-17-2011 at 01:36 PM.
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    Nice tip Bfd, that's a new one on me too and I thought I knew them all!

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    I only discovered this when I bought a 7230 and 8707v off ebay out of curiosity as the alt buttons was used to be able to scroll vertically with the track wheel(track wheel scrolls horizontally) and kept trying it within the menus.
    And then it hit me, I wonder if new blackberry retain this feature and they do

    Enjoy!

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    There's a video demonstration on the website.
    Quick Tip: An Alt-ternative way to use menus | CrackBerry.com
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    did not work on 9780 or did i do something wrong ??went to a drop down list pressed alt.. then used trackpad to scroll.. it simply moved to next option and not the next item in drop down...
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    Even an old hand can learn a new/old trick sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagsabhi View Post
    did not work on 9780 or did i do something wrong ??went to a drop down list pressed alt.. then used trackpad to scroll.. it simply moved to next option and not the next item in drop down...
    You gotta hold down alt while scrolling. When it highlights your selection then let alt go.

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    Great tip there bud
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