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Old 06-21-2007, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys, absolute newbie here. Just got my 8100 yesterday. One thing I don't like is it doesn't automatically lock my keyboard after a min or so, and because of the trackball, it dials without my knowledge very easily. I don't think there is any in-built option to do this...But do you know any software for this. I found a few for Symbian but none in java/blackberry. Also it would be good if the software is free or at least as cheap as possible.


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good question. There is indeed an app that should satisfy your requirements. Try auto lock here:
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good question. There is indeed an app that should satisfy your requirements. Try auto lock here:
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Awsome! Thanks very much for the quick reply. Will download it.
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It won't turn on after 1 minute but you can set one of the convienence keys to lock with 1 push.
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Or you can just Press and hold the * for one second....
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It won't turn on after 1 minute but you can set one of the convienence keys to lock with 1 push.
this is exactly what i did and it works like a charm! pressing a button is so much more convenient!
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But why not use the short-cut of pressing * and saving your convience key for something else?

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If you set up a password,you get the auto lock feature.
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I don't really use my convience keys for anything other than lock and address book, what else would you need it for? As long as they like it why does it matter?
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Thanks Guys! I realized later that I can lock BB with * key. However, I sometimes tend to forget to do that. So just to be on safe side I wanted to installed Autolock. It works great. However, I can't find it in the menu, so I can't change the option. It has it's default option, which right now I think is to lock it as soon as the light goes off.


Also, in other problems -- I can't install opera mini 4 beta. I downloaded the file to my desktop and then tried to use desktop manager to install it and it showed "downgrade" next to opera!! I wonder why?? I have never installed opera and since 4 is the latest version, I don't see why it thinks it's downgrading it. I tried to go ahead with it, it succeeded, the phone restarted itself, and I can't find Opera in the menu.

I just thought that maybe you can have some insight. I will also post this to it's own thread. Thanks very much for all your suggestions and help.

Sorry: I did find the settings for autolock under menu-->options-->autolock. But the opera problem still remains.

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Hey People,

I actually downloaded the Autolock app. but it doesn't work for me. I had it before and it worked perfectly. But since i upgraded the OS to the 4.2.1.96 it no longer works for me. I have installed it plenty of times already and it doesn't work at all. Does anyone know if there is something that i am missing? Maybe somekind of authority of the sort or something somewhere i need to change? Any help would be grand.

Thanks in advance guys.
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Old 06-24-2007, 04:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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AutoLock never worked for me, even before I upgraded the OS. It said enabled, I gave it a 10 minute time frame... nothing. I even rebooted and pulled the battery. So I just deleted it. I don't know why it didn't work, so I just use the * key to lock it.
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