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Blackberry Complete List of All the Blackberry Keyboard Shortcuts

Discussion in 'General Mobile Discussion' started by schemes, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. Complete List of All the Blackberry Keyboard Shortcuts


    (It's important that you only press the following keys and release them. DO NOT hold them for more than a split second as holding keys tells your Blackberry to perform a speed dial function)

    • Pressing the “A” key provides a shortcut directly to your Blackberry’s address book. From here, you can select whomever you’d like to call or message.
    • Pressing the “B” key provides a shortcut to your Blackberry browser.
    • Pressing the “C” key provides a shortcut that allows you to compose an SMS (text) message to anyone in your address book. Or, if you’d like to send a text to someone who isn’t in your address book, you can scroll to the top of your book’s listings and select the “Use Once” option.
    • Pressing the “D” key provides a shortcut directly to the Blackberry notepad for storing written notes.
    • Pressing the “F” key provides a shortcut to your Profiles menu.
    • Pressing the “H” key provides a shortcut to the Blackberry help menu.
    • Pressing the “K” key shortcut locks your Blackberry’s keypad (pressing * and then the green talk key unlocks it).
    • Pressing the “L” key provides a shortcut to your Blackberry calendar.
    • Pressing the “M” key provides a shortcut to your messages (NOTE: all messages types will appear here in the same location).
    • Pressing the “N” key provides a shortcut to the contact list for your Blackberry Messenger.
    • Pressing the “O” key provides a shortcut to your “Options” menu where you can adjust a variety of different settings on your Blackberry. (This shortcut is the same as the wrench icon which appears on your homescreen.)
    • Pressing the “R” key provides a shortcut to your Blackberry's alarm.
    • Pressing the “S” key provides a shortcut to your search menu.
    • Pressing the “T” key provides a shortcut to your task menu where you can set, edit or delete tasks.
    • Pressing the “U” key provides a shortcut to your Blackberry’s calculator.
    • Pressing the “V” key provides a shortcut to your saved messages.[/COLOR]



    Basic Shortcuts

    These are the shortcuts that are used for any application:

    · Roll the trackball to move the cursor

    · Press the Esc key to exit to move to the previous screen in the browser or to exit an application.

    · Type the first letter of a menu item to move to the list or menu item

    · Click the Space key to clear or select any check box.

    · Hit the Alt key to view the available values of a field

    · Hold the Alt key while pressing the Esc key briefly and selecting an application to switch between applications.

    · Hit the End key to go back to the Home screen.

    · Hit the Backspace/Delete key to delete a highlighted item.

    · Select a profile (theme or notification) and then hit the Space key to turn on the corresponding profile.​


    Phone Shortcuts

    These are the shortcuts that can be used for or during phone calls:

    · Press the Send key to answer an incoming call.

    · Press and hold the Send key to view the contact list.

    · When a plus sign (+) is needed, hold the 0 key.

    · Press the Alt key and the X key together and then the extension to add an extension number to a phone number.

    · Follow this procedure for using a key as a speed dial number assignment. From the Home screen, hold the assignment key (whatever key you choose) then type on the number.

    · Press the Speakerphone key during a phone call to turn on/off the speakerphone.

    · Hold the 1 key to check your voice mail.

    · Press the Alt key and a letter (whichever one you need) to type a letter inside of a phone number.

    · Hit the Space key to navigate back to the top of the Phone screen.

    · For the last number called, hit the Space key and the Enter key together. To dial the number, hit the Send key.​


    Message Shortcuts

    These shortcuts can be used while working in a message:

    · Press R to reply to a message

    · Press L to reply to all

    · Press F to forward the message

    · Press I to file the current highlighted email message

    · Highlight a contact and press Q to view the email address of the contact

    · Highlight a message and press the Enter key to open a message

    · Press the C key to compose a new message from the message list

    · Press the Alt + I keys to view all received messages

    · Press the Alt + O keys to view all the sent messages

    · Press the Alt + V keys to view all voice mail messages

    · Press the Alt + S keys to view all SMS (text) messages

    · Press the Alt + P keys to view the call logs

    · Press the Escape key to view all of the messages

    · Press the Shift + Space keys to move to the top of the messages

    · Press the Space key to move to the bottom of the messages

    · Press the N key to move to the next date

    · Press the P key to move to the previous date

    · Press the U key to move to the unopened item that is next

    · Press the J key to move to the related message that is next

    · Press the K key to move to the message that was previous


    Typing Shortcuts


    These shortcuts are to be used while typing in any application:

    · Press the Space key two times to insert a period.

    · Hold a letter key to capitalize a letter. (Hold the key until the letter is capitalized).

    · Pres the Alt + (any character key) to insert the alternative character on that key.

    · Hold any letter key while rolling the trackball to the left or right to type in the special or accent character.

    · Hold the Alt key and press a number key to key in that number in a password field

    · Press the Alt + Left Shift key to turn on the NUM lock.

    · Press the Alt + Right Shift key to turn on the CAP lock.

    · Press the shift key to turn off the NUM lock and CAP lock features.

    · Press the Space key to insert the (@) sign in an email field.

    · Press the Shift key while rolling the trackball to highlight the line of text.

    · Hold the Shift key and roll the trackball to highlight a character at a time.

    · Press the Escape key to cancel the selection of text.

    · Press the Shift + Backspace/Delete keys to cut highlighted text.

    · Press the Alt key while clicking the trackball to copy highlighted text.

    Press the Shift key while clicking the trackball to paste in text.​


    Search Shortcuts

    These shortcuts are to be used when searching inside any application:

    · Type the initials (separated by a space) or name of a contact to search a contact list

    · Press the S key to search messages or memos for a specific text

    · Press the F key to search attachments or web address for a specific text

    Press the F key to search presentations for specific text while in text view or text and slide view.​


    Attachment Shortcuts

    These shortcuts are to be used when viewing attachments

    · Press the F key to search an attachment for text

    · Press the G key to return to previous cursor location after closing and reopening an attachment.

    · Press the G key to move to a specific cell in a spreadsheet.

    · Press the Space key to view the content of the current cell in a spreadsheet.

    · Press the V key, highlight the worksheet and press the Enter key to switch worksheets.

    · Press the H key to view any hidden columns and rows in a spreadsheet.

    · Press the H key again to re-hide the rows and columns in a spreadsheet.

    · Press the M key to switch views in a presentation.

    · Press the P key to move to the previous slide in a presentation

    · Press the G key to move to the previous cursor location after reopening a presentation in text view or text and slide view.​


    Browser Shortcuts


    These shortcuts are to be used while in the browser:

    · Press the Space key to insert a (.) period while in the “Go To” dialog box.

    · Press the Shift key + Space key to insert a (/)slash mark in the “Go To” dialog box.

    · Press O to open the browser option while in the browser.

    · Press the Escape key to discontinue the loading of a web page.

    · Press D to hide the browser.

    · Press the Escape key to close the browser.

    · Press the G key to move to a certain website.

    · Press the H key to go back to the home page.

    · Press the K key to view the bookmark list.

    · Press the A key to add a new bookmark.

    · Press the I key to view a history of the recently visited web page.

    · Press the R key to refresh the web site.

    · Press the L key to view the address highlighted link.

    · Press the P key to view the address of a webpage.

    · Press the S key to save a webpage.

    · Press the Enter key to view a highlighted link.

    · Press the U key to hide a banner.

    · Press the U key again to unhide the banner.

    · Press the X key to view the webpage in a thumbnail view.

    · Press any key to return a webpage to normal view.

    · Press the Shift + Space keys to move forward in the current website.

    · Press the Space key to move backwards in a webpage.

    · Press the T key to move to the top of the current webpage.

    Press the B key to move to the bottom of the current webpage.​


    Media Shortcuts

    These shortcuts are to be used with any Media application:

    · Press the Mute key to pause the media file

    · Press the Mute key again to resume playback of the media file.

    · Press the R key to rotate a picture.

    · Press the I key to zoom in on a picture.

    · Press the O key to zoom out on a picture.

    · Press the W key to go back to the original size of the picture.​


    Maps Shortcuts

    These shortcuts are to be used in the Maps program:

    · Press the I key to zoom in on the map.

    · Press the O key to zoom out on the map.

    · Press the U key to see the status at the top of the map.

    · Press the U key again to hide the status at the top of the map.

    · Press the Space key to switch in between views.​


    Calendar Shortcuts

    These shortcuts are to be used in the Calendar in the Day View only:

    · Press the C key to schedule a new appointment.

    · Press the A key to go to Agenda view.

    · Press the D key to go to Day view.

    · Press the W key to go to Week view.

    · Press the M key to go to Month view.

    · Press the Space key to go to the next day, week or month.

    · Press the Shift + Space keys to go to the previous day, week or month.

    · Press the T key to go to the current date.

    · Press the G key to go to a specific date.​



    Other helpful shortcuts:

    • ALT+Shift+H - Access Help ME! screen (status info etc.)

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    • ALT+LGLG - Access Event Log
    • ALT+Right Shift+DEL - Soft Reset

    You can change the display of the 'signal strength' on your screen to read in real numbers. While at the home screen, hold down the ALT key while you type NMLL. The bars should change to numbers. For the 'signal strength', if you are in the 100 area (that means -100 dBm), you will be transmitting at maximum power. Anything at -90 to -50 is a very good signal.

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    On top of the AutoText there are also some short codes for common device information that you can type into SMS or email messages that will return a value:

    • myver - Device Model/Version
    • mypin - Device PIN
    • LD - Local Date
    • LT - Local Time

    Once you get the hang of it, using these shortcuts will make you much quicker on the draw and help your harness the full abilities of your device. They will not only save you time, but help you easily navigate through all aspects of your device.


     
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