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Old 10-30-2007, 08:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible? Can anyone tell me how? Thanks.
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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60 seconds is as short as it can be via a setting.
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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60 seconds is as short as it can be via a setting.
Can you tell me how to set that? Do I need to install the third party software mentioned below or is there something built in?

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Options > Security Options > General Settings > Security Timeout
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Old 10-30-2007, 09:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Options > Security Options > General Settings > Security Timeout
I just want to lock the keys so it doesn't make phone calls in my pocket. So you have to push * and the green phone symbol. I don't want to put a passcode on it.

This was already set for 2 minutes but it doesn't seem to ever do it. It seems to lock itself randomly sometimes but not regularly after 1 minute of inactivity.
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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set a quick key for it.

Options -- Screen/Keyboard -- Right/Left Side convenience key

That's what I do. My wife was sick of getting phone calls of me walking down the street. Just hit a side key before you put it on your pocket/briefcase/whatever.

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Old 10-30-2007, 11:31 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:59 AM   #9 (permalink)
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set a quick key for it.

Options -- Screen/Keyboard -- Right/Left Side convenience key

That's what I do. My wife was sick of getting phone calls of me walking down the street. Just hit a side key before you put it on your pocket/briefcase/whatever.
SO there isn't a built in way to lock the keypad automatically when the phone goes idle? Is everybody sure of that? My old blackberry used to do it sometimes but i couldn't figure out what triggered it (or if it was just a really long delay). Ever since I replaced my handset (same model) it doesn't do it anymore...

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Old 10-30-2007, 12:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hold the mute button on top of the Pearl to put it on standby mode before putting it in your pocket. The Autolock is a great app. as well.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I just want to lock the keys so it doesn't make phone calls in my pocket. So you have to push * and the green phone symbol. I don't want to put a passcode on it.

This was already set for 2 minutes but it doesn't seem to ever do it. It seems to lock itself randomly sometimes but not regularly after 1 minute of inactivity.
Hold the * key.
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Old 10-30-2007, 05:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What about the AutoLock app?

I've been using it for a while and found it really convinient. You can find it in the Geek & Proud website and there you can find there an OTA link.
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The autolock app does exactly that and works as good as any oem built-in app.

Personally, I just use the mute key to put it in standby.
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:37 AM   #14 (permalink)
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does anyone have the link that I can type in for geek and proud (Visual link) I am at work and computer won't allow me to that sight would like to do OTA off BB but need what you type in to get auto lock


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Old 11-09-2007, 11:35 AM   #15 (permalink)
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http://www.geekandproud.net/blackberry/autolock/autolock.jad
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:48 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks so Much John I really appreciate that. My other 8830 had a problem and I got the replacement last night. I really like this program.

thanks again
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