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Old 12-08-2006, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Coming from a Sony Ericsson P900 with Symbian UIQ operating system I've been impressed with the ability to setup shortcuts on the BB Pearl, using either the Home screen shortcut icons or the two customizable side keys. The more I dig into this device the more I find built-in ways to get to most of the most useful applications, so I thought it would be interesting to see what applications you have assigned for quick access using either the 5 Home screen icons or the two side keys.

So to start things off, here's what I have:
theme: BB Dimension Today Plus
5 shortcut icons:
-T-Mobile MyFaves
-Browser
-MemoPad
-Tasks
-Maps
left side key: PasswordKeeper
right side key: BBWeather

What do you use?

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Old 12-08-2006, 09:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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5 shortcut icons
-Media
-Browser
-Yahoo messenger
-Gtalk
-bb messenger
left side key:Verichat
Right side key:Camera
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Left side... emails (messages), right side... address book !
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PTT on the left
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From left to right.....Opera, BBToday, Telenav, Address Book and Messages.

Berry411, BB Browser, Gmail, Bluetooth and BBLight have been moved up to follow those.
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O2 Zen Theme @ present...

Messages
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Left: address book
RIght: BT on/off (so I can easily turn it on/off when I enter/exit my car)
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8100/4.2.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

I won't bore you all with my setup, but do want to point out that one of the handier targets of the side buttons isn't an app per se, but the app switcher...
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I'm currently using the BB Dimension Today theme.

Left convenience key: Voice dial
Right convenience key: Camera
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L to R: Keyboard Lock / Media / Address Book / Browser / Profile

L button: App Switcher
R button: Camera
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Sorry I am a real newbie here but I found no way to change the five shortcut icons, how can I do?
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:44 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WNO
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8100/4.2.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)

I won't bore you all with my setup, but do want to point out that one of the handier targets of the side buttons isn't an app per se, but the app switcher...
That little tip made my insomnia worthwhile! Thanks!!
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Old 12-09-2006, 03:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I use Today Plus

Messages
Call Log
Calendar

Then Phone book, BB Browser, Google News, Notes & Media

Short cut keys Calculator & Camera
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theme: BB Dimension Today Plus
5 shortcut icons:
-BB Weather
-Address Book
-RSS News (Push app)
-BB Maps
-Media Player

left side key: BBMessenger
right side key: App Switcher
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hey, do you folks with the Cingy 8100 have the ability to dual task your left shortcut button? We have it with the T-Mob, just wondering if the you have the same.
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Old 12-10-2006, 06:06 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackPearl
L to R: Keyboard Lock / Media / Address Book / Browser / Profile

L button: App Switcher
R button: Camera
um... you know theres already a shortcut for keyboard lock built in....

just hold the * key for 1-2 seconds from the home screen. no need to waste one of your 5 shortcuts on it. always thought it was a stupid icon to have anyway. personally i hide it from my apps list altogether.

also its stupid to have a shortcut to the address book! theres a build in shortcut for that too! just hold the green call button from the home screen for 1-2 seconds and you get the address book instead of the call-log.

just thought id pass along the friendly advice to free up some slots for other useful apps

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Old 12-10-2006, 07:44 AM   #17 (permalink)
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[quote=srotman]um... you know theres already a shortcut for keyboard lock built in....

just hold the * key for 1-2 seconds from the home screen. no need to waste one of your 5 shortcuts on it. always thought it was a stupid icon to have anyway. personally i hide it from my apps list altogether.

also its stupid to have a shortcut to the address book! theres a build in shortcut for that too! just hold the green call button from the home screen for 1-2 seconds and you get the address book instead of the call-log

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Quote:
Originally Posted by fcasata
Sorry I am a real newbie here but I found no way to change the five shortcut icons, how can I do?
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if you go onto the App. screen... the first five (un hidden) Apps. are what apear on the home screen...... Just move the ones you want on the home screen into the possition on the App. screen........ Hope this makes sense!


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Old 12-10-2006, 10:31 AM   #19 (permalink)
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thank you Dutch, in fact it works with standard BB themes but it doesn t with the vodafone theme.
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Old 12-10-2006, 11:57 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Theme: Dimension Today Plus

5 Shortcut Apps:
-BB Messenger
-BB Browser
-Opera
-Messages
-Mig33

Leftside Key: Address Book
Rightside Key: Camera
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