1. Uzernemm's Avatar
    Hello.
    First, you must know that I'm french, which means I needed to customize my "sym" key to use certain accents. Like, sym+E now writes É, works like a charm.
    I found that thanks to this thread ( https://forums.crackberry.com/blackb...cents-1132326/ )
    Very cool astuce.

    But the thing is, it opens a second, virtual keyboard whenever I press the sym key. Is there a way to hide this virtual keyboard, whilst keeping the ability to change the keyboard layout by pressing the SYM key ?

    Hope my request is clear...Thanks for your help! Much love. ♥
    11-27-18 05:36 PM
  2. bobshine's Avatar
    Usually when you hold the “e” key, you can add accents
    11-27-18 06:01 PM
  3. Uzernemm's Avatar
    Yes but there's a short delay, and you then have to point at the screen to pick which one you want. For the letter "e" in french, there are 4 different types of accents : ê, é, è, ë
    So it's much easier for me to just press the SYM key + another key to get the proper letter right away. :P
    BigAl_BB9900 likes this.
    11-27-18 06:04 PM
  4. RK_BB's Avatar
    Use Word Substitution in the BlackBerry Keyboard settings.

    For example, I have $ set to ss so every time I double press the 's' key the result is '$'
    john_v and BigAl_BB9900 like this.
    11-27-18 07:10 PM
  5. ray689's Avatar
    Use Word Substitution in the BlackBerry Keyboard settings.

    For example, I have $ set to ss so every time I double press the 's' key the result is '$'
    What do you do for words that has double "s" in them?
    11-27-18 07:16 PM
  6. RK_BB's Avatar
    What do you do for words that has double "s" in them?
    As long as you don't hit space after the shortcut it will be ignored so you are good!
    BigAl_BB9900 likes this.
    11-27-18 07:17 PM
  7. bobshine's Avatar
    Otherwise just use autocorrect lol
    11-27-18 07:18 PM
  8. ray689's Avatar
    As long as you don't hit space after the shortcut it will be ignored so you are good!
    Ahh gotcha.
    11-27-18 07:19 PM
  9. bobshine's Avatar
    As long as you don't hit space after the shortcut it will be ignored so you are good!
    What happens if it ends with “ss”? Like “unless”
    11-27-18 10:05 PM
  10. RK_BB's Avatar
    What happens if it ends with “ss”? Like “unless”
    Just add a dot and you are good!

    By the way, it doesn't have to be 'ss'. You can do any other combination.
    11-27-18 10:28 PM
  11. Uzernemm's Avatar
    So, there's no way to disable the virtual keyboard ?

    "Otherwise just use autocorrect lol"
    Can be a bit random, I don't like to rely on such things usually. Accuracy is the reason I bought a phone with a physical keyboard after all.

    "Use Word Substitution in the BlackBerry Keyboard settings. "
    Will check this one out, thanks.
    11-28-18 02:28 AM
  12. RK_BB's Avatar
    So, there's no way to disable the virtual keyboard ?
    There isn't; not when using the SYM key.
    11-28-18 02:35 AM
  13. Smokeaire's Avatar
    What happens if it ends with “ss”? Like “unless”
    Nothing. It's the first letter sequences that triggers it.
    11-28-18 05:11 AM
  14. Uzernemm's Avatar
    There isn't; not when using the SYM key.
    Too bad! I hope this becomes an option someday.
    11-28-18 09:45 AM
  15. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Too bad! I hope this becomes an option someday.
    Agree, and put a request in through the beta site some time ago.

    Pst... @LiamQ
    11-28-18 11:34 PM
  16. Moon_Man's Avatar
    you can disable the word suggestions, so at least that part of the on screen keyboard will be gone. The sym will still appear though
    BillPunk likes this.
    11-29-18 03:24 AM
  17. BillPunk's Avatar
    you can disable the word suggestions, so at least that part of the on screen keyboard will be gone. The sym will still appear though
    This worked for me, thank you!
    11-29-18 03:50 AM
  18. crackhead007's Avatar
    Why not just change the language to French?
    11-30-18 06:59 AM

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