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Old 08-07-2008, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Typing numbers in an email???

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When I need to type a phone number on my 8330 Curve (Verizon) in an email, I know that I must press the ALT key first. But after I type the first number, it goes back to typing text! So when I need to type a seven digit phone number, it's a real pain in the a**, especially when typing the number 7. Is there a way to lock and unlock the ALT key to make number typing easier?
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ALT + Caps will do the trick.
That's what I thought, until earlier today when it didn't appear to work for me. After reading this I tried again, and no luck. Then I discovered that it only works (for me) using the LEFT caps key.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah ALT + (left) CAPS is number lock. ALT + (right) CAPS is caps lock.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Definitely check out Stinsonddog's tips for the 8300:
http://home.comcast.net/~tamsterra/B...Model_Tips.pdf

It covers this any many other very useful tidbits including shortcuts.
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Old 08-08-2008, 12:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah ALT + (left) CAPS is number lock. ALT + (right) CAPS is caps lock.
Nice!!! I did not know that... Thanks for the tip.
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you very much! It's the ability to get quick answers like this that have kept me a Black Berry customer!
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