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rockbottom8
06-03-2007, 01:35 PM
Is there a way to fast switch to another profile instead of hitting the menu key and then the profiles key?

I also found something else. Left alt key and the enter key lock the phone. Now try this; when the phone is locked hit * and enter, then hit * and green calling button to unlock. You will see the profiles! If you just do that from the home screen nothing happens! Any help? thnx

juwaack68
06-03-2007, 01:38 PM
No faster way for setting profiles (maybe assign it to your Convenience key?). You can enable a profile by just highlighting it and pressing space bar....not sure if you're already doing that.

JSanders
06-03-2007, 01:56 PM
Wirelessly posted (8700g: BlackBerry8800/4.2.1 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

On full QWERTY BlackBerrys, (if home screen dial is set to NO at Phone, Options) tapping the F key will shortcut to Profiles.

juwaack68
06-03-2007, 01:58 PM
Good one, JS!

Maverickster
06-03-2007, 02:33 PM
I too find the inability to quickly swap between profiles rather annoying, but manipulating the holstered/unholstered aspects of the profiles gets the job done for me. My device is ALWAYS on the "Normal" profile, then I have the Normal profiles set up so that when it's holstered, all notifications are variations on vibrate and when it's unholstered, all notifications are variations of tones. The result is that my "quick change" between vibrate and tone is to holster and unholster the device.

I'm certain that I'm not unique in this setup, but it works well to overcome the shortcoming of not being able to quickly swap profiles.

--Mav

rockbottom8
06-04-2007, 12:24 AM
I too find the inability to quickly swap between profiles rather annoying, but manipulating the holstered/unholstered aspects of the profiles gets the job done for me. My device is ALWAYS on the "Normal" profile, then I have the Normal profiles set up so that when it's holstered, all notifications are variations on vibrate and when it's unholstered, all notifications are variations of tones. The result is that my "quick change" between vibrate and tone is to holster and unholster the device.

I'm certain that I'm not unique in this setup, but it works well to overcome the shortcoming of not being able to quickly swap profiles.

--Mav


That is actually a great idea. I never thought of that...LOL. I will try that at some point tomorrow.

someonexh
06-04-2007, 06:43 AM
I too find the inability to quickly swap between profiles rather annoying, but manipulating the holstered/unholstered aspects of the profiles gets the job done for me. My device is ALWAYS on the "Normal" profile, then I have the Normal profiles set up so that when it's holstered, all notifications are variations on vibrate and when it's unholstered, all notifications are variations of tones. The result is that my "quick change" between vibrate and tone is to holster and unholster the device.

I'm certain that I'm not unique in this setup, but it works well to overcome the shortcoming of not being able to quickly swap profiles.

--Mav

I did something similar like this as well. One vibrate = email, two vibrates = sms or google talk (the googletalk has a tone also), and three vibrates + tone = phone call all while holstered. I never have to unholster it to know what came in :)

Also FYI you can change your profile on the home screen by scrolling up to the "speaker" icon (in the theme that I'm using), and just click on it and change it that way, no menu keys or anything.

Maverickster
06-04-2007, 08:29 AM
I did something similar like this as well. One vibrate = email, two vibrates = sms or google talk (the googletalk has a tone also), and three vibrates + tone = phone call all while holstered. I never have to unholster it to know what came in :)

Also FYI you can change your profile on the home screen by scrolling up to the "speaker" icon (in the theme that I'm using), and just click on it and change it that way, no menu keys or anything.

That would work, too, if you didn't have a consistent need to have it silent (i.e. on vibrate only), but I do. In the interest of full disclosure, here's how I have mine set up:

Holstered:
Any type of message = 1 Vib
Voicemail (SMS) = 2 Vib
Phone calls = 3 Vib

Unholstered:
Windows XP Notify Tone = Work/BES email (because we run XP at work)
Vista Notify Tone = Personal/BIS email/any other type of message (because I run Vista at home)
Notifier BB Pro 5 = Voicemail (SMS)
24 Ringtone = Phone call

--Mav

P.S. Even with teh homescreen/speaker shortcut to profiles, it's still too many steps to be considered "quick", I think -- hence, the holster/unholster.

cellhead
06-05-2007, 12:11 PM
Eastiest way to change profiles is to assign the convienence key. Once assigned, simply press it and the profiles appear on the screen for selection.

whsbuss
06-06-2007, 01:04 PM
That would work, too, if you didn't have a consistent need to have it silent (i.e. on vibrate only), but I do. In the interest of full disclosure, here's how I have mine set up:

Holstered:
Any type of message = 1 Vib
Voicemail (SMS) = 2 Vib
Phone calls = 3 Vib

Unholstered:
Windows XP Notify Tone = Work/BES email (because we run XP at work)
Vista Notify Tone = Personal/BIS email/any other type of message (because I run Vista at home)
Notifier BB Pro 5 = Voicemail (SMS)
24 Ringtone = Phone call

--Mav

P.S. Even with teh homescreen/speaker shortcut to profiles, it's still too many steps to be considered "quick", I think -- hence, the holster/unholster.

Maybe the 8703 is different, but how did you setup to get 1 vib, 2 vib, or 3 vib? No matter what setting I have for Number of Beeps I still get 2 vibs.

Maverickster
06-06-2007, 08:16 PM
Eastiest way to change profiles is to assign the convienence key. Once assigned, simply press it and the profiles appear on the screen for selection.

That would work, I suppose, but that's reserved for voice dialing (for me, anyway).

--Mav

Maverickster
06-06-2007, 08:21 PM
Maybe the 8703 is different, but how did you setup to get 1 vib, 2 vib, or 3 vib? No matter what setting I have for Number of Beeps I still get 2 vibs.

On the 8800 to set the Phone Vib to 3 Vibs when holstered w/ "Normal" set as the active profile: Profiles/Advanced/Normal (Active)/Phone/Number of Vibrations/"3".

--Mav

whsbuss
06-07-2007, 06:43 AM
On the 8800 to set the Phone Vib to 3 Vibs when holstered w/ "Normal" set as the active profile: Profiles/Advanced/Normal (Active)/Phone/Number of Vibrations/"3".

--Mav

Thanks Mav, but it doesn't work. No matter what setting I select for InHolster Vibrate I always get 2 vibs. Anyone else know why?

cookes713
06-07-2007, 07:30 AM
Is there a way to fast switch to another profile instead of hitting the menu key and then the profiles key?

I also found something else. Left alt key and the enter key lock the phone. Now try this; when the phone is locked hit * and enter, then hit * and green calling button to unlock. You will see the profiles! If you just do that from the home screen nothing happens! Any help? thnx

What theme are you using. On my 8800, i have the icon that indicates which theme i'm currently using (i.e., some variation of a speaker and either lines through it, bars coming out of it, etc)...if you use your track wheel to go to that icon, it will bring you right into your profiles for easy and quick changing

ffeingol
06-07-2007, 07:33 AM
f you use your track wheel to go to that icon, it will bring you right into your profiles for easy and quick changing

OK, that is a neat tip. I did not know I could scroll over there.

Frank

JSanders
06-07-2007, 07:51 AM
Thanks Mav, but it doesn't work. No matter what setting I select for InHolster Vibrate I always get 2 vibs. Anyone else know why?

Yes, 8703 will only vibrate 2x.

JSanders
06-07-2007, 07:52 AM
Eastiest way to change profiles is to assign the convienence key. Once assigned, simply press it and the profiles appear on the screen for selection.

That is the same number of steps (1) as tapping the F key, to bring up profiles.
Besides, tapping the F key for Profiles frees up the Convenience key for something else.

takeshi
06-07-2007, 08:51 AM
Is there a way to fast switch to another profile instead of hitting the menu key and then the profiles key?

I just flick the ball right and click on the Profiles icon but I use Zen as my theme. The F key shortcut works well too.

I too find the inability to quickly swap between profiles rather annoying
I dunno -- F is pretty fast. I mean, unless my 8800 read my mind and switched profiles for me I can't see it being much faster... ;)


Maybe the 8703 is different, but how did you setup to get 1 vib, 2 vib, or 3 vib? No matter what setting I have for Number of Beeps I still get 2 vibs.
I suspect that's because 4.2 isn't out for the 8703e.

whsbuss
06-07-2007, 09:16 AM
OK so the # of vibs is OS 4.2 dependent?? Is that confirmed?

JSanders
06-07-2007, 09:23 AM
Appears to be correct.

ffeingol
06-07-2007, 09:56 AM
I dunno -- F is pretty fast. I mean, unless my 8800 read my mind and switched profiles for me I can't see it being much faster... ;)


Well I (and prob. others) came from the PPC world. There was at least one nice little program that would automagically switch the profile based on time. So I basically had a daytime and nighttime profile and it would flip/flop automatically.

Frank

JSanders
06-07-2007, 10:05 AM
I really think we need somebody taking note of third-party application needs around here and getting to work. At least a fair developer could make a few bucks from some of these needs.

Maverickster
06-07-2007, 12:48 PM
I really think we need somebody taking note of third-party application needs around here and getting to work. At least a fair developer could make a few bucks from some of these needs.

I'm pretty sure that BlackBerry Alerts does this whole "during hours of X-Y, use profile 1; during hours Y-Z, use profile 2; during hours Z-X, use profile 3" thing. I dunno. I just use it for the alert-specific colored LED....

--Mav

ffeingol
06-07-2007, 12:56 PM
I looked at BlackBerry Alerts (and now I'm looking at Message Alerts) and they don't really do this. With both programs you need to setup a bunch of rules etc. that say "when X happens do Y". The old PPC program I had let you say between 07:00 and 22:00 use the "day" profile and from 22:01 until 06:59 use the "night" profile (the profiles could be whatever you wanted). I'm sure that I could come up with a simple thing with either BB Alerts or Message Alerts, but just switching profiles seems a lot easier.

For now I'm just doing what someone suggested above. When I'm hope I slide the BB in the holster and use that part of the profile. During the day I just take it out and put a skin on. I'm pretty sure that will wear the skin out pretty fast, so I'm hunting for a better solution.

Frank