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doni49 08-28-2009 10:08 PM

Press-and-hold keys
I'm a long time user of the PalmOS & recent BB convert. I had my palm config'd such that when I pressed a key and held it, it would go from lower to upper case (like my BB does) but if I continued to hold it in, it would go from CAPS to symbols.

I REALLY miss this and I'm hoping someone knows of a way to do that with my BB.


JSanders 08-28-2009 10:18 PM

Sorry, doesn't work that way.

Press the SYM key.

Trimix 08-28-2009 11:26 PM

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The SYM key should be quicker actually.

doni49 08-29-2009 06:46 AM

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Thanks anyway.

I would've preferred to be able to do this. But I'll get used to it.

JSanders 08-29-2009 06:53 AM

You will... (y) There's lots you'll get used to over time and wonder how you survived the PalmOS.

Trimix 08-29-2009 09:46 AM

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I came over from PalmOS as well and wonder how archaic it was learning to write their Grafitti with a stylus.

doni49 08-29-2009 03:52 PM

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I did pretty well with Grafitti. But I haven't used it about 4 years or so--I've been using Treos since then.

rambo47 08-29-2009 06:44 PM

Grafitti was revolutionary back in the day. So was Apple's Newton Handwriting Recognition. But that was a LONG time ago!

What I now cannot live without is stuff like my BlackBerry automatically capitalizing the first letter after a period, or the first letter of a new paragraph. Adding in punctuation for me is also key. I type "dont" and it becomes "don't" without my having to worry about it. Still another phenomenal BB feature is Auto Text. I type "blb" and my Tour makes it "BlackBerry". Once you get to rely on these shortcuts, going back to any other device is pure hell.

Trimix 08-30-2009 10:37 AM

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Ditto for computers as well. Don't know how many times I pressed the spacebar twice on my computer thinking I'd get a period after the sentence.

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