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flag8r77 06-27-2008 07:35 AM

newbie question o' the day
 
I am new to the Curve (previously had the Pearl) and I can't figure out how to lock the keyboard??? Can't find it online or in any of the manuals, or phone help menus....

penguin3107 06-27-2008 07:38 AM

There should be a Lock icon on your screen which you can use, or you can simply hit 'K' if you have the 'Dial from Home Screen' option turned off.

flag8r77 06-27-2008 07:45 AM

What does that option do? (Dial from home screen)

NickfromIL 06-27-2008 07:48 AM

it means you have to hit "Send" before you dial a phone number, but it allows home screen shortcuts to work. With if off, if you tap a button it does the shortcut, if you hold the button, its speed dial.

penguin3107 06-27-2008 07:48 AM

With Dial from Home Screen ON:

If you're on your home screen, you can dial a phone number without going into the phone module first.

Just start dialing and it will switch to the phone automatically.

flag8r77 06-27-2008 07:49 AM

That seems prefered, why would someone want that off? Besides being able to hit K and lock the phone.

penguin3107 06-27-2008 07:51 AM

For me, it's annoying as hell to just start dialing whenever a key is pressed. I rarely use my device as a phone, so I don't want the phone to be the default action.

I would much rather use the keyboard shortcuts.

flag8r77 06-27-2008 07:52 AM

Where can you find an extensive list of the shortcuts?

penguin3107 06-27-2008 07:53 AM

Home Screen Shortcuts - BlackBerryFAQ

flag8r77 06-27-2008 07:54 AM

Hmmmm, already liking this better!!!


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