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Old 02-12-2009, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a question for you guys!

I recently learned that holding down the "Q" key will switch you in and out of the Vibrate profile. While this is a great function, I was wondering if anyone knows if I can change that so it switches in and out of a different profile. The 2 most common profiles I use are Normal (duh) and Phone Only (for the office, since I don't want it vibrating or beeping anytime I get a personal email or BBM when I'm in the office). I also use the Quiet profile when I'm sleeping.

So ideally, I'd have 2 hotkeys that toggle to Phone Only and back and to Quiet and back.

Any thoughts?
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You can assign a convienience button to go straight to the profile selection
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I actually use the shortcut key "F" for that, but thaty requires a keystroke,scrolling the ball, and a ball click.
I'm looking for a one button solution.

Thanks anyway!
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actually you can cut that down even further aldazar

hit F, then say you want vibrate, hit V, then space

you can do all that in like 1 sec

and say you want it back to normal or loud after hitting F just hit the correct letter, L = Loud, N = Normal, V = Vibrate, S = Silent , etc etc etc
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actually you can cut that down even further aldazar

hit F, then say you want vibrate, hit V, then space

you can do all that in like 1 sec

and say you want it back to normal or loud after hitting F just hit the correct letter, L = Loud, N = Normal, V = Vibrate, S = Silent , etc etc etc
Nice! Thanks for the tip, that's definitely better than the way I've been doing it!

Short of the dedicated key like Q for vibrate, this is probably the best way to switch.
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Nice! Thanks for the tip, that's definitely better than the way I've been doing it!

Short of the dedicated key like Q for vibrate, this is probably the best way to switch.
Cool! I just got my 8900 yesterday and while I had already been doing profiles Cory's way on my 8320, I didn't know about the new Q shortcut! Thanks!
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how do you assign a shortcut to the F key?
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You have to turn Dial From Home Screen off. Go into your call log, press the menu key, select options, general options, and set dial from home screen to no.
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Yeah, if you turn Dial From Home Screen to off, it allows you to use a whole bunch of shortcut keys from the home screen. I can't live without them now, it's one of the big reasons I like the full keyboard better than the pearl keyboard too!

Here are some of the shortcuts I know of:
R- Used to open the alarm panel, but doesn't work in the new OS (for the 8900)
T- To Do list
U- Calculator
O- Options/Preferences Menu
A (or C) - Address Book
S- Search
D- Notepad
F- Profiles
K- Keyboard Lock
L- Calendar
B- Browser
N- Blackberry Messenger (this one is the reason my N key wears out...=P)
M- Messages (email, basically).

If anybody knows of more shortcuts or tips like this, let me know! =)
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actually you can cut that down even further aldazar

hit F, then say you want vibrate, hit V, then space

you can do all that in like 1 sec

and say you want it back to normal or loud after hitting F just hit the correct letter, L = Loud, N = Normal, V = Vibrate, S = Silent , etc etc etc
Nice tip, I love this!
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Cool, I was going to ask about that because with it on hitting F just brings up your contact. So to dial a number you go to phone then?
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Yeah, if you turn Dial From Home Screen to off, it allows you to use a whole bunch of shortcut keys from the home screen. I can't live without them now, it's one of the big reasons I like the full keyboard better than the pearl keyboard too!

Here are some of the shortcuts I know of:
R- Used to open the alarm panel, but doesn't work in the new OS (for the 8900)
T- To Do list
U- Calculator
O- Options/Preferences Menu
A (or C) - Address Book
S- Search
D- Notepad
F- Profiles
K- Keyboard Lock
L- Calendar
B- Browser
N- Blackberry Messenger (this one is the reason my N key wears out...=P)
M- Messages (email, basically).

If anybody knows of more shortcuts or tips like this, let me know! =)
I think C is compose (email message)

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Yes, press the green call button and dial from there. These shortcut keys are a big help in keeping the homescreen clutter free too. I move a lot of icons I can get to with the shortcut keys to a folder and then hide the folder.
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W - Bring up WAP browser
T - Tasks
U - Calculator
O - Options
P - Thought it brought up phone, but not working not
A - Address book
S - Search
D - Memos
F - Profiles
H - Help
K - Lock phone
L - Calendar
C - Compose E-Mail
V - Saved Messages
B - Internet Browser
N - BB IM
M - Messages
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