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jtodap
03-02-2007, 06:00 PM
Ok,

I'm a first time blackberry user, and i just got the 8800. I like how customizable it is but i'm having a hard time finding a lot of things. Can someone answer my questions?:

1) When reading through the 8800 posts in this forum, everyone refers to Options ---> blah ---> blah. I don't see an "options" from my desktop. Where is this options section?

2) I have a pc and a mac at home, and i use the mac more often. Is the desktop manager for pc better than pocketmac? whats the difference/stability? please only reply if you've actually used both. thanks

3) I have BES and my work email is all set up. Where do i go to get setup for my email from yahoo/gmail/aim/et? thanks.

4) i used to have a treo 650, and i liked how the phone would lock after it sleeps because when in my pocket, buttons constantly get pressed. Can you set something like this up on the 8800?

5) I get massive amounts of email from work. Can i set no notifications for email from work, but notifications from personal emails and text messages?


I apologize if these are dumb questions, im new to this. thanks!~

-JP

Pizzle
03-02-2007, 06:08 PM
Ok,

I'm a first time blackberry user, and i just got the 8800. I like how customizable it is but i'm having a hard time finding a lot of things. Can someone answer my questions?:

1) When reading through the 8800 posts in this forum, everyone refers to Options ---> blah ---> blah. I don't see an "options" from my desktop. Where is this options section?

2) I have a pc and a mac at home, and i use the mac more often. Is the desktop manager for pc better than pocketmac? whats the difference/stability? please only reply if you've actually used both. thanks

3) I have BES and my work email is all set up. Where do i go to get setup for my email from yahoo/gmail/aim/et? thanks.

4) i used to have a treo 650, and i liked how the phone would lock after it sleeps because when in my pocket, buttons constantly get pressed. Can you set something like this up on the 8800?

5) I get massive amounts of email from work. Can i set no notifications for email from work, but notifications from personal emails and text messages?


I apologize if these are dumb questions, im new to this. thanks!~

-JP

1) Depending on the theme, it will be called Options or Settings...usually a wrench or similar symbol.

2) Might try the Mac forum here on the site. Many Mac questions have been answered there by actual Mac users. Desktop Manager won't run on a Mac, fyi, and isn't a PIM, as I believe PocketMac is.

3) Easiest way is to log in to your carrier's BIS website. For Cingular, it's: https://bis.na.blackberry.com/html?brand=mycingular

4) There should be a keylock button on your home screen. You can also set your convenience key to do this.

5) Notification options can be found under your profiles. Edit the profile to change notification for specific items.

Welcome to the Forums. :)

jtodap
03-02-2007, 06:11 PM
thanks.

1) there is no options or settings. there is the blackberry setup folder which has setup wizard, personal email setup and blue tooth setup.

im just using the regular theme that you start with.

JSanders
03-02-2007, 06:15 PM
hmm, on the main screen of the Blackberry, options folder should be there. Is it a new BB? The Options folder could be hidden? Hold down ALT and click and select SHOW ALL if possible?

jtodap
03-02-2007, 06:17 PM
that was weird. the show all got it to show up. anyway i can make this not hidden anymore? thanks.

Sparkomatic
03-02-2007, 06:20 PM
After you do the show all, go to the icon, press the BB menu button again and uncheck hide application.

jtodap
03-02-2007, 08:08 PM
when i go to the profiles to change the notifications settings for my work email, it does not have an option for zero vibrates or rings, only 1,2, and 3. any other ideas to get around this?

thanks

Pizzle
03-03-2007, 01:27 PM
Yes. Choose "Mute" under Volume, and/or "None" under in/out of holster.