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Old 08-07-2009, 02:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have noticed that when I compose SMS Text from my option menu it takes me to a TO: screen...Now on my previous Pearl it would always take me back to my contacts and default to the last person I texted. Is there a way to change this option on the Tour?? Thanks for any help.
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Nope.
You then just starting typing the name, and it will have a drop down box of the closest match to the letters you are typing.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, New device...New methods. Just have to get use to it.
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I love just typing a name from the home screen. It works really well.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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wow, didn't know you could do that!! it's great!
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when I type a contact name from the home screen, it brings up BB messenger...Am I doing something wrong?
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when I type a contact name from the home screen, it brings up BB messenger...Am I doing something wrong?
Does the name you're typing begin with an "n". That's probably the case and if so the Dial From Home Screen option is set to "No." And when this option is set to "no"... then while on the Home Screen, certain letters on the keyboard act as shortcuts to other stock applications/features on your BB. To switch this option to "yes" so that you can type a name from the home screen and call that contact, do this:
1. From whatever screen you're on, press the [green] phone button.
2. Press the menu button.
3. Select "Options."
4. Select "General Options."
5. Scroll down to the "Dial from home screen" option.
6.Switch to "Yes".

There ya go. The only reason I don't have this option set to is so I can have use of the natively (set by RIM) shortcut keys. They are priceless. But you can't dial phone numbers from the home screen AND have those shortcuts available. You must choose one or the other...meaning Dial From Home Screen option to yes OR no. "n" just happens to be the shortcut to open BB Messenger.

Here are the other Home Screen Shortcuts:
(Some shortcuts may not be active on your device if you don't have the 3rd party app installed.)

* (A)ddress Book
* (B)rowser
* (C)ompose Message
* Memo Pa(D)
* Pro(F)iles (No longer works on the Tour. This sucks, especially cause pressing that letter does nothing.)
* (G)oogle Talk (only 3rd party app I know of that has this!)
* (H)elp
* (I)deaMatrix (3rd party app by RexWireless)
* Or... AOL (I)nstant Messenger
* Loc(K)
* Ca(L)endar
* (M)essages
* BlackBerry Messe(N)ger
* (O)ptions
* Enterprise Messenger (Q), or
* (Q) New SMS
* Ala(R)m [built-in BB alarm]
* (S)earch
* (T)asks
* Calc(U)lator
* Sa(V)ed messages
* (W)AP Browser
* ToDoMatri(X) (3rd party app by RexWireless)
* (Y)ahoo messenger

Hope this helps ya. Just passing on the knowledge I got from another BB user. Peace!
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Originally Posted by peb127 View Post
Does the name you're typing begin with an "n". That's probably the case and if so the Dial From Home Screen option is set to "No." And when this option is set to "no"... then while on the Home Screen, certain letters on the keyboard act as shortcuts to other stock applications/features on your BB. To switch this option to "yes" so that you can type a name from the home screen and call that contact, do this:
1. From whatever screen you're on, press the [green] phone button.
2. Press the menu button.
3. Select "Options."
4. Select "General Options."
5. Scroll down to the "Dial from home screen" option.
6.Switch to "Yes".

There ya go. The only reason I don't have this option set to is so I can have use of the natively (set by RIM) shortcut keys. They are priceless. But you can't dial phone numbers from the home screen AND have those shortcuts available. You must choose one or the other...meaning Dial From Home Screen option to yes OR no. "n" just happens to be the shortcut to open BB Messenger.

Here are the other Home Screen Shortcuts:
(Some shortcuts may not be active on your device if you don't have the 3rd party app installed.)

* (A)ddress Book
* (B)rowser
* (C)ompose Message
* Memo Pa(D)
* Pro(F)iles (No longer works on the Tour. This sucks, especially cause pressing that letter does nothing.)
* (G)oogle Talk (only 3rd party app I know of that has this!)
* (H)elp
* (I)deaMatrix (3rd party app by RexWireless)
* Or... AOL (I)nstant Messenger
* Loc(K)
* Ca(L)endar
* (M)essages
* BlackBerry Messe(N)ger
* (O)ptions
* Enterprise Messenger (Q), or
* (Q) New SMS
* Ala(R)m [built-in BB alarm]
* (S)earch
* (T)asks
* Calc(U)lator
* Sa(V)ed messages
* (W)AP Browser
* ToDoMatri(X) (3rd party app by RexWireless)
* (Y)ahoo messenger

Hope this helps ya. Just passing on the knowledge I got from another BB user. Peace!
Nice Info!! but Q doesn't for me on 8830, 8310 and 8330
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