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  1. Jonny.A's Avatar
    Hi,

    I thought I'd start a thread for neat tips and tricks that KEYone owners have found that help productivity.

    First, there are a lot of good ones already documented:

    Hidden Features
    Keyboard Tricks
    Launcher Tips
    Hub keyboard shortcuts

    So, I'm going to get the ball rolling with a few I've found:

    In WhatsApp message list, using the keyboard filters the conversations by sender or group name, including fuzzy matching like "J Bl" for Joe Bloggs

    In Chrome
    No matter what state:
    • You can use ALT+D to activate the URL bar (I'm using this one ALL the time)
    • You can use ALT+F to bring up the menu
    • Pressing 'Space' or SHIFT+'Space' gives page down or page up.


    If you're in a text field and have setup a physical key as ctrl then you can use:


    At the moment I can't make any of the CTRL ones work unless I have a text field (such as the URL bar) focused, but you can combine the above ALT+D which focuses a text field and these to, for example, open a new tab - ALT+D, CTRL+N. (Perhaps something for a future software update from BB to make the CTRL key work all the time like alt does?)

    In Google Search:
    • ALT+T/B - top and bottom of the page


    When Typing on the Keyboard
    (I'm sure this must be mentioned in the official documentation somewhere, but I can't find it).

    • There are actually 3 'flick' zones for entering the auto-suggested words - in columns below each word. Flicking up in the centre of the keyboard inserts the centre word, flicking up on the right and left hand third of the KB inserts the left and right suggested word.


    If you want to explore, it might help to setup your right hand shift key as a CTRL key:
    Ctrl shortcuts - Keyboard - latest

    So, what are your favourite KEYone/keyboard tips that you haven't seen anyone write about yet?
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    Edit History
    * Add Chrome+space, Flick zones, ALT+T/B for Google Search
    * Include the Hub KB shortcuts as per TheBond's suggestion
    * Add a note about RHS Shift making a good CTRL key
    Last edited by Jonny.A; 05-03-17 at 09:53 PM. Reason: Updates from the thread, new link
    05-03-17 01:36 PM
  2. Uzi's Avatar
    Nice write up, thanks for sharing!
    05-03-17 01:38 PM
  3. kjung7's Avatar
    Can't wait to try these on my future Keyone. That's if it ever gets to the US
    paperbackpiles likes this.
    05-03-17 02:07 PM
  4. deremi's Avatar
    What button is ctrl?
    I only have alt key.
    05-03-17 02:08 PM
  5. kjung7's Avatar
    What button is ctrl?
    I only have alt key.
    I read in another post you can change one of the alt keys to act as a ctrl key. Maybe check out keyboard settings.
    05-03-17 02:18 PM
  6. Jonny.A's Avatar
    What button is ctrl?
    I only have alt key.
    It's in the link in the original post but the grey on CrackBerry is quite similar for links and text...

    If you're in a text field and have setup a physical key as ctrl then you can use:
    The URL is here:
    Ctrl shortcuts - Keyboard - latest
    pn000 likes this.
    05-03-17 02:40 PM
  7. TheBond's Avatar
    I read in another post you can change one of the alt keys to act as a ctrl key. Maybe check out keyboard settings.
    No there is only one Alt key. You can choose either left or right shift key to behave as Ctrl key. I have it set for right shift key.
    chertik0ff likes this.
    05-03-17 02:50 PM
  8. TheBond's Avatar
    Hi,

    I thought I'd start a thread for neat tips and tricks that KEYone owners have found that help productivity.

    First, there are a lot of good ones already documented:

    Hidden Features
    Keyboard Tricks
    Launcher Tips

    So, I'm going to get the ball rolling with two I've found:

    In WhatsApp message list, using the keyboard filters the conversations by sender or group name, including fuzzy matching like "J Bl" for Joe Bloggs

    In Chrome
    No matter what state:
    • You can use ALT+D to activate the URL bar (I'm using this one ALL the time)
    • You can use ALT+F to bring up the menu


    If you're in a text field and have setup a physical key as ctrl then you can use:


    At the moment I can't make any of the CTRL ones work unless I have a text field (such as the URL bar) focused, but you can combine the above ALT+D which focuses a text field and these to, for example, open a new tab - ALT+D, CTRL+N. (Perhaps something for a future software update from BB to make the CTRL key work all the time like alt does?)

    So, what are your favourite KEYone/keyboard tips that you haven't seen anyone write about yet?
    Thanks for that. Wish it was the same in UC Browser, that is way lighter and faster than the Chrome.
    05-03-17 02:51 PM
  9. kjung7's Avatar
    No there is only one Alt key. You can choose either left or right shift key to behave as Ctrl key. I have it set for right shift key.
    Ah that's what it was, the shift key. Thanks!
    05-03-17 03:03 PM
  10. keyboardweeb's Avatar
    No there is only one Alt key. You can choose either left or right shift key to behave as Ctrl key. I have it set for right shift key.
    Neat! I'm hoping that will make using SSH from my phone that much easier. No need for a pop up keyboard for special keys.

    Posted via CB10
    wikison likes this.
    05-03-17 03:48 PM
  11. TheBond's Avatar
    I think it'll be beneficial for others to link BlackBerry Hub shortcut link too

    http://help.blackberry.com/en/blackb...574875138.html
    05-03-17 03:58 PM
  12. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Stickied!
    05-03-17 04:05 PM
  13. CPS2000's Avatar
    Press the power button twice to start the camera erom anywhere in the OS.
    05-05-17 01:49 PM
  14. TheBond's Avatar
    Instagram:

    T: Top of the page
    B: Bottom of the page
    Alt + Space: page down
    Shift + Alt + Space: page up
    toddshillington likes this.
    05-06-17 07:48 AM
  15. mmmac's Avatar
    Wish more apps supported the space shortcut for "page down". Fenix works for Twitter (and is awesome!) nor does the CrackBerry (really, c'mon )
    freinhar likes this.
    05-08-17 12:06 AM
  16. VeryBumpy's Avatar
    Speed up your phone by removing or reducing the animations......
    1. Settings, about, tap on build number several times.
    2. Turn on Developer mode.
    3. Set animation speed faster or off.
    4. Reboot device by holding down the power button for 15 seconds.



    Also helpful for speed...
    1 - Go to settings, storage, internal, and hit cached data.
    Geselskap likes this.
    05-08-17 07:54 AM
  17. naijab0y's Avatar
    Speed up your phone by removing or reducing the animations......
    1. Settings, about, tap on build number several times.
    2. Turn on Developer mode.
    3. Set animation speed faster or off.
    4. Reboot device by holding down the power button for 15 seconds.



    Also helpful for speed...
    1 - Go to settings, storage, internal, and hit cached data.
    Quick heads up .. No need to restart your phone. It's applied immediately.
    Geselskap likes this.
    05-08-17 08:53 AM
  18. hooya101's Avatar
    Anyone have a quick tip for answering a call in speakerphone mode?
    05-08-17 05:23 PM
  19. TheBond's Avatar
    Anyone have a quick tip for answering a call in speakerphone mode?
    Press the $ sign when you pick the call.
    I believe you need to be in the Phone app for the $ sign to work as speaker.
    05-08-17 05:37 PM
  20. hooya101's Avatar
    Thanks. Yes that works after you answer the call but can't be used to actually answer the call.
    05-08-17 05:47 PM
  21. hoopitz's Avatar
    Speed up your phone by removing or reducing the animations......
    1. Settings, about, tap on build number several times.
    2. Turn on Developer mode.
    3. Set animation speed faster or off.
    4. Reboot device by holding down the power button for 15 seconds.



    Also helpful for speed...
    1 - Go to settings, storage, internal, and hit cached data.
    Thanks, this is good to know. If disabled, what animations exactly does this refer to?
    05-09-17 01:31 PM
  22. mbirth's Avatar
    Press the power button twice to start the camera erom anywhere in the OS.
    And you can use the Space bar to trigger the shutter. You can set the volume rocker to something else, e.g. zoom.
    05-10-17 07:27 AM
  23. TheBond's Avatar
    Calendar shortcuts:

    C - Create new
    T - Go to Today

    D - Day view
    W - Week view
    M - Month view
    A - Agenda

    N - Next period
    P - Previous period
    Last edited by TheBond; 05-10-17 at 07:22 PM.
    footnote likes this.
    05-10-17 06:34 PM
  24. VeryBumpy's Avatar
    Came across this browser that heavily uses the keyboard.

    List of shortcuts:
    - A/Q: Display menu
    - W/Z: New tab
    - P: Previous
    - N: Next
    - L: Reload
    - I: Zoom in
    - O: Zoom out
    - S: Find on Page
    - T: Go to top
    - B: Go to bottom
    - Space: Scroll down
    - Shift+Space: Scroll up
    - K: Bookmarks
    - U: Select URL
    - Del. : Delete Tab (menu open)
    duncan86 likes this.
    05-12-17 12:59 PM
  25. erinsteadman's Avatar
    Came across this browser that heavily uses the keyboard.

    List of shortcuts:
    - A/Q: Display menu
    - W/Z: New tab
    - P: Previous
    - N: Next
    - L: Reload
    - I: Zoom in
    - O: Zoom out
    - S: Find on Page
    - T: Go to top
    - B: Go to bottom
    - Space: Scroll down
    - Shift+Space: Scroll up
    - K: Bookmarks
    - U: Select URL
    - Del. : Delete Tab (menu open)
    Looks pretty good. Have you tried it?
    05-12-17 02:40 PM
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