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techman1 09-21-2006 08:59 PM

8703e guide
 
in as much as i am new to the forum and don't know if anyone has posted the TIPS AND TRICK guide fm bb, i am posting it to this thread. i am a researcher and would love to be part of this site becoming the monster of the forums:smile: !

Home > Personalize Your Device > Tips and Tricks
Tips and Tricks MOST POPULAR TIPS AND TRICKS

Turn on the backlighting
Press Power button

Switch to another program
Hold the Alt key and press the Escape button. Continue to hold the Alt key and select a program. Release the Alt key to switch to that program.

Exit a screen or dialog box
Press the Escape button.

Insert a period
Press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.

Insert the at sign (@) and periods in an Email field
Press the Space key.

Type an accent or special character
Hold the letter key and roll the trackwheel.

Capitalize a letter
Hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.

Move the cursor in a different direction
The Alt key and roll the trackwheel.

Change an option field
Hold the Alt key. Click a value.

Move to an item in a list or menu
Press the first letter of the item.

Select a check box
Press the Space key. To clear the check box, press the Space key again.

Select a line of text
Press the Shift key and roll the trackwheel.

Move down a screen
Press the Space key

Move up a screen
Press the Shift key + the Space key.
VIEW ALL TIPS AND TRICKS FOR YOUR BLACKBERRY DEVICE
To learn how to quickly complete a task with your BlackBerry device, choose a series from the list:

Select the series of your BlackBerry device... BlackBerry 7100 Series™ BlackBerry 7130 Series™ BlackBerry 7200 Series™/BlackBerry 7700 Series™ BlackBerry 7520™ BlackBerry 8700 Series™


Tips and Tricks for the BlackBerry 7100 Series
Home Screen Tips
Phone Tips
Browser
Typing
Messages
Navigating Screens
Organizer/Calendar
General Tips
Attachments
Home Screen Tips

Return to home screen from any other screen
Press End

Lock the keyboard
Hold (*) or click Keyboard Lock

Unlock the keyboard
Press Press (*) + Send or doubleclick Trackwheel

Switch between Default and Vibrate notification profiles
Hold #

Switch to another application
Hold Alt
Press Escape
Continue to hold Alt
Select application
Release Alt to switch
to that application
Phone Tips

Open phone
Press Send

End call
Press End

Call selected name or phone number
Press Send

Call a speed dial number
Hold assigned number key

Type an extension
Press ZX
Type extension number

Call your voice mail access number
Hold 1

Type a letter in a number field
Hold Alt and press letter key
once for the first letter and
twice for the second letter

Turn mute on/off during call
Press Exclamation point (!) key

Switch between the speaker and earpiece during call
Press Period (.) key

Change volume during call
Roll Trackwheel
Browser

Open browser and display list of bookmarks made available by service provider
Press Convenience key

Edit web address in Go To dialog box
Hold Alt and roll Trackwheel
Select address
Edit text
Click Trackwheel

Move down a page
Press 9

Move up a page
Press 3

Move between full-screen mode and normal mode
Press Exclamation point (!) key
Typing

To type words quickly using SureType™
Press keys one time for one letter
Type entire word before
attempting to make a correction

Scroll across list that appears when you type
Press Next or roll Trackwheel

Choose selected item in list that appears when you type
Press Enter or click Trackwheel

Insert a period
Press Space twice
Next letter is capitalized

Capitalize a letter
Hold the letter key until
capitalized letter appears

Type alternate character on a key
Press Alt and press the character key

Type a symbol
Press Alt + Symbol
Press Symbol again
to view more symbols
Type letter shown below symbol

Type an accent or special character
Hold letter key and roll Trackwheel
Click selected character

To insert "@" and periods in an email field
Press Space

Turn on NUM lock
Press Shift + Alt

Turn off NUM lock
Press Alt

Switch between SureType and multi-tap input methods
Hold (*)
Messages

Open the selected message
Press Enter

Compose message from messages list
Press Comma (,) key

Reply to message
Press Exclamation point (!) key

Forward message
Press Period (.) key

Reply to all
Press Question Mark (?) key

View received messages
Press Alt + 3

View SMS messages
Press Alt + Question Mark (?) key

View walkie-talkie logs (BlackBerry 7100i Only)
Press Alt + D

View MMS messages
Press Alt + 9

View phone call logs
Press Alt + Period (.) key

View voice mail messages
Press Alt + 7
Navigating Screens

Move cursor
Roll Trackwheel

Exit a screen or dialog box
Press Escape

Click an icon or menu item
Roll Trackwheel to select item
Click Trackwheel

Select multiple items or characters
Hold Shift and roll Trackwheel

Move to top of screen
Press 1

Move to bottom of screen
Press 7
Organizer/Calendar
NOTE: For these tips to work in Day view,
in the calendar options, set Enable Quick Entry field to No


Create an appointment
Press Period (.) key

Move to next day, week or month
Press 6

Move to previous day, week or month
Press 4

Move cursor horizontally in Week view
Hold Alt and roll Trackwheel

Move cursor vertically in Month view
Hold Alt and roll Trackwheel
General Tips

Increase the brightness of backlight
Press power button

Reboot
Remove battery

Save battery
Turn off BlackBerry handset
in fringe or no-coverage areas
Attachments

Pan horizontally across an image
Hold Alt key and roll Trackwheel

Zoom in on an image
Press 3. To continue zooming,
hold Shift and roll Trackwheel

Zoom out of an image
Press 9. To continue zooming,
hold Shift and roll Trackwheel

Rotate an image
Press Period (.) key
Tips and Tricks for the BlackBerry 7130 Series
Home Screen Tips
Phone Tips
Browser
Typing
Messages
Navigating Screens
Organizer/Calendar
General Tips
Attachments
Home Screen Tips

Return to home screen from any other screen
Press End

Lock the keyboard
Hold (*) or click Keyboard Lock

Unlock the keyboard
Press Press (*) + Send or doubleclick Trackwheel

Switch between Default and Vibrate notification profiles
Hold #

Switch to another application
Hold Alt
Press Escape
Continue to hold Alt
Select application
Release Alt to switch
to that application
Phone Tips

Open phone
Press Send

End call
Press End

Call selected name or phone number
Press Send

Call a speed dial number
Hold assigned number key

Type an extension
Press ZX
Type extension number

Call your voice mail access number
Hold 1

Type a letter in a number field
Hold Alt and press letter key
once for the first letter and
twice for the second letter

Turn mute on/off during call
Press Exclamation point (!) key

Switch between the speaker and earpiece during call
Press Period (.) key

Change volume during call
Roll Trackwheel
Browser

Open browser and display list of bookmarks made available by service provider
Press Convenience key

Edit web address in Go To dialog box
Hold Alt and roll Trackwheel
Select address
Edit text
Click Trackwheel

Move down a page
Press 9

Move up a page
Press 3

Move between full-screen mode and normal mode
Press Exclamation point (!) key
Typing

To type words quickly using SureType™
Press keys one time for one letter
Type entire word before
attempting to make a correction

Scroll across list that appears when you type
Press Next or roll Trackwheel

Choose selected item in list that appears when you type
Press Enter or click Trackwheel

Insert a period
Press Space twice
Next letter is capitalized

Capitalize a letter
Hold the letter key until
capitalized letter appears

Type alternate character on a key
Press Alt and press the character key

Type a symbol
Press Alt + Symbol
Press Symbol again
to view more symbols
Type letter shown below symbol

Type an accent or special character
Hold letter key and roll Trackwheel
Click selected character

To insert "@" and periods in an email field
Press Space

Turn on NUM lock
Press Shift + Alt

Turn off NUM lock
Press Alt

Switch between SureType and multi-tap input methods
Hold (*)
Messages

Open the selected message
Press Enter

Compose message from messages list
Press Comma (,) key

Reply to message
Press Exclamation point (!) key

Forward message
Press Period (.) key

Reply to all
Press Question Mark (?) key

View received messages
Press Alt + 3

View SMS messages
Press Alt + Question Mark (?) key

View MMS messages
Press Alt + 9

View phone call logs
Press Alt + Period (.) key

View voice mail messages
Press Alt + 7
Navigating Screens

Move cursor
Roll Trackwheel

Exit a screen or dialog box
Press Escape

Click an icon or menu item
Roll Trackwheel to select item
Click Trackwheel

Select multiple items or characters
Hold Shift and roll Trackwheel

Move to top of screen
Press 1

Move to bottom of screen
Press 7
Organizer/Calendar
NOTE: For these tips to work in Day view,
in the calendar options, set Enable Quick Entry field to No


Create an appointment
Press Period (.) key

Move to next day, week or month
Press 6

Move to previous day, week or month
Press 4

Move cursor horizontally in Week view
Hold Alt and roll Trackwheel

Move cursor vertically in Month view
Hold Alt and roll Trackwheel
General Tips

Increase the brightness of backlight
Press power button

Reboot
Remove battery

Save battery
Turn off BlackBerry handset
in fringe or no-coverage areas
Attachments

Pan horizontally across an image
Hold Alt key and roll Trackwheel

Zoom in on an image
Press 3. To continue zooming,
hold Shift and roll Trackwheel

Zoom out of an image
Press 9. To continue zooming,
hold Shift and roll Trackwheel

Rotate an image
Press Period (.) key
Tips and Tricks for the BlackBerry 7200 Series
Home Screen Tips
Phone Tips
Browser
Typing
Messages
Calculator
Navigating Screens
Organizer/Calendar
General Tips
Attachments
Home Screen Tips

Move icon on Home screen
Select the icon, Press Alt and click Trackwheel, Click Move Application. Position icon, Click Trackwheel again to set icon

Jump directly to an icon
Type first letter of icon

Vertically scroll between icons
Hold Alt+roll Trackwheel
Phone Tips

Open the Phone screen
Press Phone button or Spacebar

Change volume during call
Roll Trackwheel

Insert an extension
Press Alt+X+Ext.#

Dial the last number
Press Spacebar+Enter

Assign speed dial to a letter
Hold letter key, then type number

Access your voice mail
Hold 1

End a call
Press the Escape button

Type letters in a phone number
Hold Alt and type letters

Mute call
Press the Phone button

To turn mute off
Press the Phone button again
Browser

Toggle full-screen mode/normal mode
Press U

Add a bookmark
Press A

Open bookmarks
Press K

Refresh a web page
Press R

Close a web page
Press Escape

Save a web page to Messages screen
Press S

Return to Home Page
Press H

View, copy or send the address for a link
Press L

Move a page down
Press Spacebar

Move a page up
Press Shift+Spacebar

Move to the top of the web page
Press T

Move to the bottom of the web page
Press B

Stop a web page from loading
Press Escape button

Open browser options
Press O
Typing

Capitalize a letter
Hold letter key

Insert a period
Press Spacebar twice

Type alternate character
Hold Alt+character key

Type a symbol
Press Symbol+click symbol

Type accented/special character
Hold key+roll Trackwheel

Turn on CAP-Lock
Alt+Right Shift (CAP)

Turn on NUM-Lock
Right Shift+Alt

Turn off NUM/CAP-Lock
Press Right Shift key

Select text by character
Hold Shift+roll Trackwheel

Select whole lines
Press Shift once+roll Trackwheel

Insert “@” into an email field
Press Spacebar
Messages

Jump to bottom of Messages screen
Press B

Jump to top of Messages screen
Press T

Mark a message opened/unopened
Press Alt+U

Move down a page in a message
Press Enter

Move up a page in a message
Press Alt+Enter

Reply to a message
Press R

Forward a message
Press F

Reply-to-all
Press L

View SMS messages
Press Alt+S

View phone log
Press Alt+P

View voice mail messages
Press Alt+V
Calculator

Display calculation results
Press Enter

Clear screen
Press Y

Clear last entry
Press T

Add
Press I

Subtract
Press U

Multiply
Press A

Divide
Press G

Metric conversions
Click on Menu, select from list
Navigating Screens

Select multiple items/icons
Hold down Shift+roll Trackwheel

Jump to item in list
Press first letter of item

Move cursor to bottom of page
Press Spacebar

Move cursor to top of page
Press CAP+Spacebar
Organizer/Calendar
NOTE: For these tips to work in Day view,
in the calendar options, set Enable Quick Entry field to No


Find a contact in address book
Type contact’s name or initials
(separated by a space)

Jump to next day in calendar
Press Spacebar

Jump to previous day in calendar
Press Shift+Spacebar

To change to Week format
Press W

To change to Month format
Press M

Move to current date
Press T

Move to specific date
Press G

To create an appointment
Press C
General Tips

Delete prior messages
Highlight date, click Trackwheel
+select Delete Prior in Message list

Change ‘signal strength’ from numbers to bars
Hold Alt+type NMLL

Open ‘Help Me!’
Alt+CAP+H. This screen lists the version, application version, PIN, IMEI, uptime, signal strength, battery level, file free and file total.

Reboot
Alt+CAP+Backspace

Save battery
Turn off the wireless radio
in fringe or no-coverage areas
Attachments

Move to specific cell
Press G

Display the contents of specific cell
Press Spacebar

Move to bottom
Press B

Move to top
Press T
Tips and Tricks for the BlackBerry 7520 Series
Home Screen Tips
Phone Tips
Browser
Typing
Messages
Calculator
Navigating Screens
Organizer/Calendar
General Tips
Attachments
Connect
Home Screen Tips

Move icon on Home screen
Select the icon, Press Alt and click Trackwheel, Click Move Application. Position icon, Click Trackwheel again to set icon

Jump directly to an icon
Type first letter of icon

Vertically scroll between icons
Hold Alt+roll Trackwheel
Phone Tips

Open the Phone screen
Press Spacebar

Change volume during call
Roll Trackwheel

Insert an extension
Press Alt+X+Ext.#

Dial the last number
Press Spacebar+Enter

Assign speed dial to a letter
Hold letter key, then type number

Access your voice mail
Hold 1

End a call
Press the Escape button

Type letters in a phone number
Hold Alt and type letters

Mute call
Use Trackwheel to select menu and select Mute or UnMute in the active call screen

Switch between the speaker and earpiece during a call
Press Symbol button
Browser

Toggle full-screen mode/normal mode
Press U

Add a bookmark
Press A

Open bookmarks
Press K

Refresh a web page
Press R

Close a web page
Press Escape

Save a web page to Messages screen
Press S

Return to Home Page
Press H

View, copy or send the address for a link
Press L

Move a page down
Press Spacebar

Move a page up
Press Shift+Spacebar

Move to the top of the web page
Press T

Move to the bottom of the web page
Press B

Stop a web page from loading
Press Escape button

Open browser options
Press O
Typing

Capitalize a letter
Hold letter key

Insert a period
Press Spacebar twice

Type alternate character
Hold Alt+character key

Type a symbol
Press Symbol+click symbol

Type accented/special character
Hold key+roll Trackwheel

Turn on CAP-Lock
Alt+Right Shift (CAP)

Turn on NUM-Lock
Right Shift+Alt

Turn off NUM/CAP-Lock
Press Right Shift key

Select text by character
Hold Shift+roll Trackwheel

Select whole lines
Press Shift once+roll Trackwheel

Insert “@” into an email field
Press Spacebar
Messages

Jump to bottom of Messages screen
Press B

Jump to top of Messages screen
Press T

Mark a message opened/unopened
Press Alt+U

Move down a page in a message
Press Enter

Move up a page in a message
Press Alt+Enter

Reply to a message
Press R

Forward a message
Press F

Reply-to-all
Press L

View SMS messages
Press Alt+S

View phone log
Press Alt+P

View voice mail messages
Press Alt+V
Calculator

Display calculation results
Press Enter

Clear screen
Press Y

Clear last entry
Press T

Add
Press I

Subtract
Press U

Multiply
Press A

Divide
Press G

Metric conversions
Click on Menu, select from list
Navigating Screens

Select multiple items/icons
Hold down Shift+roll Trackwheel

Jump to item in list
Press first letter of item

Move cursor to bottom of page
Press Spacebar

Move cursor to top of page
Press CAP+Spacebar
Organizer/Calendar
NOTE: For these tips to work in Day view,
in the calendar options, set Enable Quick Entry field to No


Find a contact in address book
Type contact’s name or initials
(separated by a space)

Jump to next day in calendar
Press Spacebar

Jump to previous day in calendar
Press Shift+Spacebar

To change to Week format
Press W

To change to Month format
Press M

Move to current date
Press T

Move to specific date
Press G

To create an appointment
Press C
General Tips

Delete prior messages
Highlight date, click Trackwheel
+select Delete Prior in Message list

Change ‘signal strength’ from numbers to bars
Hold Alt+type NMLL

Open ‘Help Me!’
Alt+CAP+H. This screen lists the version, application version, PIN, IMEI, uptime, signal strength, battery level, file free and file total.

Reboot
Alt+CAP+Backspace

Save battery
Turn off the wireless radio
in fringe or no-coverage areas
Attachments

Move to specific cell
Press G

Display the contents of specific cell
Press Spacebar

Move to bottom
Press B

Move to top
Press T
Direct Connect

Use the Push To Talk™button
Hold the Push To Talk button to speak
during a Direct Connect call. Release
the Push To Talk button to listen during
a Direct Connect call.

Send a Direct Connect Call Alert
1. In the phone, type a Direct Connect
number (AreaID* NetworkID*
MemberID).
2. Click Alert.
3. Press the Push To Talk button.

Respond to a Call Alert
1. Press the Push To Talk button.
2. Hold the Push To Talk button
to speak to your contact.
3. Release the Push To Talk button
to listen to your contact.
Tips and Tricks for the BlackBerry 8700 Series
Home Screen Tips
Phone Tips
Browser
Typing
Messages
Calculator
Navigating Screens
Organizer/Calendar
General Tips
Attachments
Home Screen Tips

Move icon on Home screen
Select the icon, Press Alt and click Trackwheel, Click Move Application. Position icon, Click Trackwheel again to set icon

Vertically scroll between icons
Hold Alt+roll Trackwheel

Return to the Home screen from other screens
Press End or Escape

Lock your BlackBerry device
Set password. Click Lock.

Lock the keyboard
Click Keyboard Lock
Phone Tips

Open the Phone screen
Press Send

Change volume during call
Roll Trackwheel

Insert an extension
Press ALT+8, type the extension #

Show the last number typed
Press Spacebar + Enter

Access your voice mail
Hold 1

Type letters in a phone number
Hold Alt and type letters

Mute call
Press Mute key

To turn mute off
Press Mute key again

Turn on Speakerphone
Press Speakerphone key
Browser

Toggle full-screen mode/normal mode
Press U

Add a bookmark
Press A

Open bookmarks
Press K

Refresh a web page
Press R

Return to the last page viewed
Press Escape

Display list of useful bookmarks
Press Front Convenience key

View address of current web page
Press Trackwheel, Click Page Address

View list of the last 20 pages visited
Press Trackwheel, Click History

Save a web page to Messages list
Press S

Go to home page
Press H

View, copy or send the address for a link
Press L

Move a page down
Press Spacebar

Move a page up
Press Shift+Spacebar

Stop a web page from loading
Press Escape button

Open browser options
Press O
Typing

Capitalize a letter
Hold letter key

Insert a period
Press Spacebar twice

Type alternate character
Hold Alt+character key

Type a symbol
Press Symbol+click symbol

Type accented/special character
Hold key+roll Trackwheel

Insert currency symbol
Press Currency key

Select text by character
Hold Shift + roll Trackwheel

Select whole lines
Press Shift once + roll Trackwheel

Turn on CAP-Lock
Alt+Right Shift (CAP)

Turn on NUM-Lock
Alt+Right Shift (123)

Turn off NUM/CAP-Lock
Press Right Shift or Left Shift

Insert “@” into an email field
Press Spacebar
Messages

Mark a message opened/unopened
Press Alt+U

Move down a page in a message
Press Spacebar

Move up a page in a message
Press Shift+Spacebar

Reply to a message
Press R

Forward a message
Press F

Reply-to-all
Press L

View SMS messages
Press Alt+S

View voice mail messages
Press Alt+V
Calculator

Display calculation results
Press Enter

Clear screen
Press Y

Clear last entry
Press T

Add
Press O

Subtract
Press I

Multiply
Press A

Divide
Press G

Find square root
Press V

Find percent
Press B

Add a number to memory
Type number, press L

Recall memory
Press J

Replace memory
Type number, press K

Clear memory
Press H

Metric conversions
Type number, click Trackwheel
Navigating Screens

Move down a screen
Press Spacebar

Move up a screen
Press Shift+Spacebar

Move to item in list or menu
Type the first letter of item

Select multiple items/icons
Hold down Shift +roll Trackwheel
Organizer/Calendar
NOTE: For these tips to work in Day view,
in the calendar options, set Enable Quick Entry field to No


Find a contact in address book
Type contact’s name or initials
(separated by a space)

Jump to next day in calendar
Press Spacebar

Jump to previous day in calendar
Press Shift+Spacebar

Change to Agenda view
Press A

Change to day view
Press D

Change to week format
Press W

Change to month format
Press M

Move to current date
Press T

Move to specific date
Press G

Create an appointment
Press C

Move to the next day, week or month
Press Spacebar

Move to the previous day, week or month
Press Shift+Spacebar

Move cursor horizontally in Week view
Hold Alt + roll Trackwheel

Move cursor vertically in Month view
Hold Alt + roll Trackwheel
General Tips

Delete prior messages
Click a date field, click Delete Prior

Save battery
Set your BlackBerry device to turn on and off automatically. Click Options. Click on Auto on/off. Configure settings as needed
Attachments

Move to specific cell
Press G

Display the contents of specific cell
Press Spacebar USER GUIDE
Want to know everything there is to know about your BlackBerry device? For detailed information on your device, download the User Guide.

NJBlackBerry 09-21-2006 09:12 PM

Please - PLEASE - read the FAQs at the top of the General BlackBerry Forum, All of the tips and tricks are already there. They've been there for quite some time...

I can sense your enthusiasm; may I humbly suggest you browse around and READ THE FAQs before posting...

techman1 09-21-2006 09:16 PM

thank you. to err is human. i humbly accept your reponse:smile: .

toro 09-28-2006 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
Please - PLEASE - read the FAQs at the top of the General BlackBerry Forum, All of the tips and tricks are already there. They've been there for quite some time...

I can sense your enthusiasm; may I humbly suggest you browse around and READ THE FAQs before posting...

What's the big deal?


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