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  1. mattallen2's Avatar
    Thought some of you might find this helpful. Enjoy!

    Basic Shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used in many applications:
    • To move the cursor, roll the trackball.
    • To exit a screen or to move to a previous page in a browser, press the Escape key.
    • To move to a list item or menu item, type the first letter of the item.
    • To select or clear a check box, click the Space key.
    • To view available values in a field, press the Alt key.
    • To switch applications, hold the Alt key and press the Escape key. Continue holding the Alt key and select an application. Release the Alt key.
    • To return to the Home screen, press the End key.
    • To delete a highlighted item, press the Backspace/Delete key.
    • To turn on a theme or notification profile, select a theme or notification profile, then press the Space key.
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    Phone Shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used in the Phone application or during a phone call:
    • To answer a phone call, press the Send key.
    • To view the contact list, hold the Send key.
    • To insert a plus sign ( + ) when typing a phone number, hold 0.
    • To add an extension to a phone number, press the Alt key and the X key, then type the extension number.
    • To assign a speed dial number to a key, from the Home screen or in the Phone application, hold the key you want to assign. Type the phone number.
    • To turn on the speakerphone during a call, press the Speakerphone key.
    • To turn off the speakerphone during a call, press the Speakerphone key.
    • To check your voice mail, hold 1.
    • To type a letter in a phone number field, press the Alt key and the letter.
    • To move to the top of the Phone screen, press the Space key.
    • To view the last phone number that you typed, press the Space key and the Enter key. Press the Send key to dial the number.
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    Message Shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used in a message:
    • To reply to a message, press R.
    • To reply to all, press L.
    • To forward a message, press F.
    • To file a highlighted email message, press I.
    • To view the email address of a contact, in a message, highlight the contact. Press Q. To view the display name again, press Q.
    The following shortcuts can be used in a message list:
    • To open a highlighted message, press the Enter key.
    • To compose a message from the message list, press C.
    • To mark a message as opened or unopened, press the Alt key and U.
    • To view received messages, press the Alt key and I.
    • To view sent messages, press the Alt key and O.
    • To view voice mail messages, press the Alt key and V.
    • To view Short Message Service (SMS) text messages, press the Alt key and S.
    • To view call logs, press the Alt key and P.
    • To view all your messages again, press the Escape key.
    The following shortcuts can be used to move around a message list:
    • To move to the top of a screen, press the Shift key and the Space key.
    • To move to the bottom of a screen, press the Space key.
    • To move to the top of a message list, press T.
    • To move to the bottom of a message list, press B.
    • To move to the next date, press N.
    • To move to the previous date, press P.
    • To move to the next unopened item, press U.
    • To move to the next related message, press J.
    • To move to the previous related message, press K.
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    Typing Shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used when typing text in an application:
    • To insert a period, press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.
    • To capitalize a letter, hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.
    • To type the alternate character on a key, press the Alt key and the character key.
    • To type an accented or special character, hold the letter key and roll the trackball to the left or right. For example, to type , hold U and roll the trackball to the left until appears. Release the letter key when the accented or special character appears.
    • To type a number in a number field, press a number key. You do not need to press the Alt key.
    • To type a number in a password field, hold the Alt key and press the number key.
    • To turn on NUM lock, press the Alt key and the Left Shift key.
    • To turn on CAP lock, press the Alt key and the Right Shift key.
    • To turn off NUM lock or CAP lock, press the Shift key.
    • To switch typing input languages, on the Language screen, verify that the Use Input Language Shortcut field is set to Yes. Hold the Alt key and press the Enter key. Continue to hold the Alt key and highlight a language. Release the Alt key.
    The following shortcuts can be used to insert symbols:
    • To insert an at sign (@) or a period (.) in an email address field, press the Space key.
    • To type a symbol, press the Symbol key. Type the letter that appears below the symbol.
    The following shortcuts can be used to work with text:
    • To highlight a line of text, press the Shift key and roll the trackball.
    • To highlight text character by character, hold the Shift key and roll the trackball left or right.
    • To cancel a text selection, press the Escape key.
    • To cut highlighted text when typing, press the Shift key and the Backspace/Delete key.
    • To copy highlighted text when typing, press the Alt key and click the trackball.
    • To paste highlighted text when typing, press the Shift key and click the trackball.
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    Search Shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used when searching in an application:
    • To search for a contact in a list of contacts, type the contact name or initials separated by a space.
    • To search for text in a message or memo, press S.
    • To search for text in an attachment or web page, press F.
    • To search for text in a presentation attachment, verify that you are viewing the presentation in text view or in text and slide view. Press F.
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    Attachment Shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used when viewing attachments:
    • To search for text in an attachment, press F.
    • To move to the last cursor position after closing and reopening an attachment, press G.
    The following shortcuts can be used in a spreadsheet:
    • To move to a specific cell, press G.
    • To view the content of a cell, press the Space key.
    • To switch worksheets, press V. Highlight a worksheet. Press the Enter key.
    • To view hidden columns or rows, press H.
    • To hide the columns or rows again, press H.
    The following shortcuts can be used in a presentation:
    • To switch presentation views, press M.
    • To move to the next slide, press N.
    • To move to the previous slide, press P.
    • To move to the last cursor position after closing and reopening a presentation attachment, verify that you are viewing the presentation in text view or in text and slide view. Press G.
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    Browser Shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used in the browser applications:
    • To insert a period (.) in the Go To dialog box, press the Space key.
    • To insert a slash mark (/) in the Go To dialog box, press the Shift key and the Space key.
    • To open the browser options, in the browser, press O.
    • To stop loading a web page, press the Escape key.
    • To hide the browser, press D.
    • To close the browser, hold the Escape key.
    The following shortcuts can be used on a web page:
    • To move to a specific web page, press G.
    • To return to the home page, press H.
    • To open the bookmark list, press K.
    • To add a bookmark, press A.
    • To view a list of web pages that you have visited recently, press I.
    • To refresh a web page, press R.
    • To view the address for a link, highlight a link. Press L.
    • To view the address for a web page, press P.
    • To save a web page to a message list, press S.
    • To follow a highlighted link, press the Enter key.
    • To hide the banner, press U.
    • To view the banner again, press U.
    • To view a thumbnail version of a web page, press X. To return to the normal view, press any key.
    The following shortcuts can be used to navigate a web page:
    • To move forward a screen, press the Shift key and the Space key.
    • To move to a previous screen, press the Space key.
    • To move to the top of a web page, press T.
    • To move to the bottom of a web page, press B.
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    Media Shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used in the Media application:
    • To pause a video or song, press the Mute key.
    • To resume playing a video or song, press the Mute key.
    • To rotate a picture, press R.
    • To zoom in to a picture, press I.
    • To zoom out from a picture, press O.
    • To zoom to the original picture size, press W.
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    Maps Shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used in the Maps application:
    • To zoom in to a map, press I.
    • To zoom out from a map, press O.
    • To view the status information at the top of a map, press U. To hide the status information at the top of a map, press U again.
    • To switch views, press the Space key.
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    Calendar Shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used in the Calendar Day view:
    Note: To allow shortcuts in Day view, in the Calendar options, set the Enable Quick Entry field to No.
    • To schedule an appointment, press C.
    • To change to Agenda view, press A.
    • To change to Day view, press D.
    • To change to Week view, press W.
    • To change to Month view, press M.
    • To move to the next day, week, or month, press the Space key.
    • To move to the previous day, week, or month, press the Shift key and the Space key.
    • To move to the current date, press T.
    • To move to a specific date, press G.

    [SOURCE]
    Last edited by Trevor; 01-19-08 at 08:41 AM. Reason: Added source link
    01-01-08 11:18 PM
  2. nola001's Avatar
    how do i sms a contact from my phone to another contact??
    01-06-08 07:57 AM
  3. Blacklatino's Avatar
    Good to know information. Thanks for sharing.

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    Last edited by Blacklatino; 07-02-08 at 11:59 PM.
    01-19-08 11:19 AM
  4. pammyhound's Avatar
    And here I thought it would take me months to learn all that!! The best tip I just read was how to highlight a list of messages so I could delete them all at once. I don't know why it didn't occur to me it would the shift key just like on a PC!
    02-25-08 08:02 AM
  5. janenebu's Avatar
    Is there a shortcut to close applications I seem to forget to close things before I go on to something else and hate having to scroll down to close each time
    03-05-08 10:29 AM
  6. jwtpsu's Avatar
    hold down the back key
    03-11-08 01:04 PM
  7. mikeymike79's Avatar
    IS there a shortcut to open up the camera application (aside from programming it into my side hotkey)?
    03-12-08 05:09 PM
  8. christophdanger's Avatar
    These shortcuts are awesome, they help me out immensely. When I first got my phone I thought the key board was a little clumsy and hard to get around (8130). But these help out.
    03-20-08 02:21 PM
  9. otacon's Avatar
    Thanks for the list. Now I can type even faster and navigate better.
    03-20-08 07:09 PM
  10. tejanogirl's Avatar
    This is my first time on this website. I dont know what im doing or if im doing this message right, lol. But i have a question. HOW can i change a setting? When my blkbry curve is in its holster, I receive a message or email...upon removing cell the message is already open. How can i change a setting so this wont happen? I want to control if i want to open it.
    03-30-08 10:36 AM
  11. belibeli's Avatar
    To get the accents associated with the Spanish language such as , , , etc., hold down the letter while you roll the trackball to get the desired accent.

    To get the upside down ? or ! hold down the V and B respectively while holding the trackball. You will also find that holding a particular character while rolling the trackball will also give you other useful symbols.

    However, I think the above tip only works with the Blackberry 8830 WE or any other PDA with a trackball.

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    03-30-08 04:47 PM
  12. jackie treehorn's Avatar
    okay i tried the shortcut to lock my key pad and i locked it okay but when i went to unlock it, it put my language as arabic any ideas on how to change this. i got the language back but do you have any idea on how to change this so when i use the shortcut again it wont do this
    03-31-08 03:52 PM
  13. Jay588's Avatar
    okay i tried the shortcut to lock my key pad and i locked it okay but when i went to unlock it, it put my language as arabic any ideas on how to change this. i got the language back but do you have any idea on how to change this so when i use the shortcut again it wont do this
    what is the shortcut to locking the keypad? I cant find it listed above..I'm sorry i cant answer your question, I am new to the BB


    EDIT: Nevermind, i found it out. for others who might be wondering wondering its under options and screen/keyboard settings..makes sense right lol
    Last edited by Jay588; 03-31-08 at 08:40 PM.
    03-31-08 08:33 PM
  14. google123's Avatar
    to completely shut down an application without having to use the menu, hold SHIFT button and press BACK button. this works great to make sure you close programs instead of just minimize them to where they are still running in the background.
    03-31-08 08:56 PM
  15. djzidek's Avatar
    Is there a way to go to the top of the address book list aside from scrolling??

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    03-31-08 11:09 PM
  16. Jay588's Avatar
    Is there a way to go to the top of the address book list aside from scrolling??

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    well i find that when I hit "A" it brings up some contacts that start with A and then i hit backspace and it brings it to the top, hope this helps you out, works for me
    04-01-08 12:46 AM
  17. MaysBerry's Avatar
    How can i use a diff. ringtone as my email and sms message tone? when i receive either can i change the tune?
    04-01-08 06:39 AM
  18. trafalger888's Avatar
    When you go to the profile selection menu and scroll to the bottom you see advanced. Select advanced and it shows. Your profiles. Select the desired profile. The next screen will let you select the occurance and alter holstered and non holstered settings for your BB

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    04-01-08 09:23 AM
  19. enrich2u's Avatar
    Basic shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used in many applications:
    * To move the cursor, roll the trackball.
    * To exit a screen or to move to a previous page in a browser, press the Escape key.
    * To move upwards in a screen, press 3.
    * To move downwards in a screen, press 9.
    * To move to the top of a screen, press 1.
    * To move to the bottom of a screen, press 7.
    * To move to the next item, press 6.
    * To move to the previous item, press 4.
    * To move to a list item or menu item, type the first letter of the item.
    * To select or clear a check box, click the trackball.
    * To select adjacent items, hold the Shift key and roll the trackball.
    * To delete a selected item, press the Delete key.
    * To switch applications, hold the Alt key and press the Escape key. Continue holding the Alt key and select an application, then release the Alt key.
    * To return to the Home screen, press the End key.
    * To lock the keyboard from the Home screen, hold the asterisk ( * ) key.
    * To unlock the keyboard, hold the Send key and press the asterisk ( * ) key. Type your password.
    * To switch between the Default and Vibrate notification profiles, from the Home screen, hold the pound ( # ) key.
    * To turn on a theme or notification profile, select a theme or notification profile, then press the Space key.
    Phone shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used in the phone application or during a phone call:
    * To answer a phone call, press the Send key.
    * To place an active phone call on hold and answer a second incoming phone call, press the Send key.
    * To view the contact list, hold the Send key.
    * To insert a plus sign ( + ) when typing a phone number, hold 0.
    * To add an extension to a phone number, press the X key, then type the extension number.
    * To assign a speed dial number to a key, from the Home screen or in the Phone application, hold the key you want to assign. Then type the phone number.
    * To check your voice mail, hold 1.
    * To view the last phone number that was dialed, scroll to the top of the Phone screen, then press the Enter key. Press the Send key to dial the number.


    Camera shortcuts

    The following shortcuts can be used in the Camera application:
    * To take a picture, press the right convenience key.
    * To zoom the camera in, press the volume up key.
    * To zoom the camera out, press the volume down key.


    Message shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used in the Messages application:
    * To compose a message from the message list, press the comma ( , ) key.
    * To reply to a message, press the exclamation point ( ! ) key.
    * To reply to all, press the question mark ( ? ) key.
    * To forward a message, press the period ( . ) key.
    * To view received messages, hold the Alt key and press 3.
    * To view the call log, hold the Alt key and press the period ( . ) key.
    * To view voice mail messages, hold the Alt key and press 7.
    * To view SMS text messages, hold the Alt key and press the question mark ( ? ) key.
    * To view the message list, press the Escape key.
    * To move a message up in the list, press 2.
    * To move a message down in the list, press 8.


    Typing shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used when typing text in an application:
    * To type the alternate character on a key, hold the Alt key and press the character key.
    * To type an accented or special character, hold the letter key and roll the trackball left or right. Click a selected character.
    * To type a symbol, press the Symbol key. To view more symbols, press the Symbol key again. Type the letter that appears below the symbol to insert the corresponding symbol.
    * To insert a period ( . ), press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.
    * To capitalize a letter, hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.
    * To turn NUM lock on, hold the Shift key and press the Alt key.
    * To turn NUM lock off, press the Alt key.
    * To insert an at sign ( @ ) or a period ( . ) in an email address field, press the Space key.
    * To type a number in a number field, press a number key. You do not need to press the Alt key.
    * To type a number in a password field, hold the Alt key and press the number key.
    * To type a letter in a number field, hold the Alt key and use the multi-tap input method to insert the letter.
    * To switch typing input languages, hold the Alt key and press the Enter key. Select a language, then release the Alt key.

    Note: To allow this functionality on the Language screen, verify that the Use Input Method Shortcut field is set to Yes.

    * To select a line of text, press the Shift key and roll the trackball.
    * To select text character by character, hold the Shift key and roll the trackball left or right.
    * To cancel a text selection, press the Escape key.
    * To cut selected text, hold the Shift key and press the Delete key.
    * To copy selected text, press the Alt key and click the trackball.
    * To paste your cut or copied text, press the Shift key and click the trackball.


    Search shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used when searching in an application:
    * To search for a contact in a list of contacts, type the contact name or initials separated by a space.
    * To view the criteria of your last search, in your list of searches, press the Menu key. Click Last.
    Attachment shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used when viewing attachments:
    * To search for text in an attachment, press Q.
    * To switch between the table of contents and the full content of an attachment, press O.
    * To change the size of a column in a spreadsheet, press Z.
    * To move to a specific cell in a spreadsheet, press A.
    * To view the content of a cell in a spreadsheet, press the Space key.
    * To view a slide show presentation, press A.
    * To stop a slide show presentation, hold the Escape key.
    * To switch presentation views, press Z.
    Browser shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used in the browser applications:
    * To insert a period ( . ) in the Go To dialog box, press the Space key.
    * To insert a forward slash ( / ) in the Go To dialog box, hold the Shift key and press the Space key.
    * To open the bookmark list from a web page, press 5.
    * To add a bookmark from a web page, press the question mark (? ) key.
    * To view a thumbnail version of a web page, press X. To return to the normal view, press any key.
    * To stop loading a web page, press the Escape key.
    * To move to a specific web page, press the period ( . ) key.
    * To hide the banner on a web page, press the exclamation point ( ! ) key. To view the banner on a web page, press the exclamation point ( ! ) key again.
    * To close a browser, hold the Escape key.
    Media shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used in the Media application:
    * To pause a video, press the Mute key. To resume playing the video, press the Mute key again.
    * To zoom in to a picture, press 3.
    * To zoom out from a picture, press 9.
    * To return to the original picture size, press 5.
    * To rotate a picture, press the comma ( , ) key.
    * To pause a slide show, press the Space key. To resume the slide show, press the Space key again.
    * To pause a song, press the Mute key. To resume playing the song, press the Mute key again.
    Maps shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used in the Maps application:
    * To zoom in to a map, press L.
    * To zoom out from a map, press O.
    * To view the status information at the top of a map, press Q. To hide the status information at the top of a map, press Q again.
    Calendar shortcuts
    The following shortcuts can be used in the Calendar Day view:
    Note: To allow shortcuts in Day view, in the Calendar options, set the Enable Quick Entry field to No.

    * To schedule an appointment, press the period ( . ) key.
    * To move to the next day, press 6.
    * To move to the previous day, press 4.
    * To move ahead one hour, press 2.
    * To move back one hour, press 8.
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    04-14-08 10:19 AM
  20. Lord3Infamous6's Avatar
    Any advanced shortcuts? Maybe a thread with a list of all known advanced 'alt+command' sequences (Example: 'ALT + NMLL' to change your signal bar to -dBM)?
    04-18-08 08:03 PM
  21. CDN.Lumberjack's Avatar
    Is there a shortcut to "send" msg without hitting the menu button?
    04-27-08 12:09 AM
  22. jodragon92's Avatar
    thanks for all these shortcuts
    04-28-08 07:47 PM
  23. Butcher64's Avatar
    How do you get to the attachments on the curve?
    05-02-08 08:44 AM
  24. GardenState's Avatar
    What's the shortcut for locking the 8330?? I've tried holding down the * but it doesn't do anything.

    BTW - thank you for the list of shortcuts! Very helpful for this first timer.
    05-10-08 10:29 AM
  25. dbesset's Avatar
    does not work on calendar but seems to work on others thanks
    05-13-08 07:59 AM
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