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Old 06-20-2007, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a newcomer to the BB curve, having just switched from Palm Treos. I don't see a quick one-button push to shut the screen and go into standby - only a prolonged push of the relatively recessed mute button at the top of the curve, which is a two-handed operation. The keyboard lock option seems to require scrolling and clicking and then the unlock procedure requires two keys being pressed, which is also not convenient. I've ended up setting the auto backlight off to 10 seconds and just putting the curve into my pocket with the light on, letting it turn off on its own and hoping that I won't accidentally press buttons to activate anything.

What do others typically do when turning off the curve and putting it in their pockets?

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Old 06-20-2007, 01:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use the keyboard lock (alt+return) or I just put it in the leather pouch that it comes with. Once its in the pouch, the BB will automatically go to standby.
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There is a button on the very top that looks like a mute button. Hold that down and it'll go to standby mode.
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There is a button on the very top that looks like a mute button. Hold that down and it'll go to standby mode.
Standby mode by the mute button is quite different than the magnet/holster standby. I notice that the mute button standby pauses 3rd party apps (JiveTalk) while the magnet/holster standby keeps them running. Maybe a more experienced BB person can clarify the differences.
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Default Any way to get holster standby without the holster?

I typically keep the phone in my pocket rather than on the holster. Is there any way to get the functionality of the holster standby with a button press?
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Standby mode by the mute button is quite different than the magnet/holster standby. I notice that the mute button standby pauses 3rd party apps (JiveTalk) while the magnet/holster standby keeps them running. Maybe a more experienced BB person can clarify the differences.
I've noticed no difference between standby (using the mute button) and putting into the holster.
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I use the keyboard lock (alt+return) or I just put it in the leather pouch that it comes with. Once its in the pouch, the BB will automatically go to standby.
Just curious... should the magnet on the 8800 case put the Curve to stand by mode?

It doesn't for mine...

I got an AT&T Curve, but no case, so I decided to use the one from my 8800 for now...

No matter where I put the magnet around the Curve's outside, the screen stays lit... no matter how I put the curve into the 8800's holster, the Curve's screen stays lit...

This is unlike my 8800, peal, 8700, 7290, and 7230. Do i got a bad curve?

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Are the terms are a bit confused here? Stand by usually refers to a soft power down mode - using the power button - but is not as powered down as a full power off, like removing the battery.

Are you looking just to shut off the screen or to power down the device? Can't you just quickly hit the power button?
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Just curious... should the magent on the 8800 case put the Curve to stand by mode?

It doesn't for mine...

I got an AT&T Curve, but no case, so I decided to use the one from my 8800 for now...

No matter where I put the magnet around the Curve's outside, the screen stays lit... no matter how I put the curve into the 8800's holster, the Curve's screen stays lit...

This is unlike my 8800, peal, 8700, 7290, and 7230. Do i got a bad curve?
I use the OEM leather slip cover (which I really love) and everytime I put it in the case, it shuts off the light but I am still getting IM and email. The other thing I like is that it answers the phone when I pull it out of the case and hangs up when I put it back in.
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Are the terms are a bit confused here? Stand by usually refers to a soft power down mode - using the power button - but is not as powered down as a full power off, like removing the battery.

Are you looking just to shut off the screen or to power down the device? Can't you just quickly hit the power button?



I was hoping that quickly hitting the power button would do the trick, but it doesn't seem to do anything - only a prolonged push of the mute button works.
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Are the terms are a bit confused here? Stand by usually refers to a soft power down mode - using the power button - but is not as powered down as a full power off, like removing the battery.

Are you looking just to shut off the screen or to power down the device? Can't you just quickly hit the power button?
Sleep is accomplished by putting the device in a holster with a magnet.

Standby is accomplished by pushing the mute button for 1 sec. (this is very similar to "sleep mode" as putting it in the holster and removing it will bring it out of standby.

Pushing the power button for 3 seconds powers the device off.

Removing the battery reboots the device.


Hope that clears up the confusion.
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You can always just assign one of the soft keys on the side to be your shortcut for locking the keys as well. I don't use the PTT function, so I assigned that key to lock the keys when pressed. But to be honest, most of the time I just hit the mute key at the top. I have gotten pretty used to pushing it once handed when I put it in or take it out of my pocket.
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Sleep is accomplished by putting the device in a holster with a magnet.

Standby is accomplished by pushing the mute button for 1 sec. (this is very similar to "sleep mode" as putting it in the holster and removing it will bring it out of standby.

Pushing the power button for 3 seconds powers the device off.

Removing the battery reboots the device.


Hope that clears up the confusion.
Do emails, calls, and messages still arrive as usual while in standby?
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You can always just assign one of the soft keys on the side to be your shortcut for locking the keys as well. I don't use the PTT function, so I assigned that key to lock the keys when pressed. But to be honest, most of the time I just hit the mute key at the top. I have gotten pretty used to pushing it once handed when I put it in or take it out of my pocket.
I do the same. I use the left convenience key for keyboard lock and the right convenience key for the camera.
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Do emails, calls, and messages still arrive as usual while in standby?
Yes. The device functions normally.
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Having a problem somewhat related to this with my 8700c. I keep my BB in a holster (not the plastic one that came with it, but a leather one I was sold at the AT&T store, which fits my 8700c fine but I believe was originally designed for a Moto q. It does have a magnetic closure.), and thus I often lock the keyboard before placing it in the holster so there are no accidental key-presses. I have noticed that when locked, incoming calls/e-mails/SMS generate only a vibration, regardless of what I set my profile to. Is it possible to have the profile still function as desired while the keyboard is locked? If not, I thought that perhaps going into "standby mode" might solve this problem. I have not been able to get the 8700c to do this, and have tried hitting the power key twice, as well as holding down the mute key. I thought that maybe not having an "official" BB holster might be an issue, but I have the same problem with the included plastic holster (plus the backlight seems to stay on forever). Any suggestions?
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I think I might have figured this out...Evidently when the setting is "Tone and Vibrate", I was not getting any tone at all, but when I changed the setting to "Tone", I was able to hear the ringtone.

I would still love to find out how to access standby mode though, because it sounds like it might preserve my battery more than simply locking the keypad does.
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Anyone have a problem with standby mode that the phone freezes when you try to take the phone out of standby mode?
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I have set the left convenience key to LOCK the device, which for all intnet and purpose is standby mode for me.
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When i hit the stand buy button it goes off fro 1 secong then comes right back on. Why?
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