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Old 12-19-2005, 07:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a setting to make the Blackberry lock the keyboard automatically when the screen turns off (using a 8700c?)

I know this can be done using a password/security but I'm interested in it only using the plain old keyboard lock. I don't want to have to enter a password every time I look at my BB. I'd rather just press the click wheel to turn off the keyboard lock.
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Not sure if it works on the 8700c, but on my 7290 I use password/security without having a password set. Its really a dumb idea, though. If it's lost or stolen it could be a problem. But, I do it anyway most of the time. In security, leave Password disabled, but set a Security Timeout and Lock Handheld Upon Holstering to "Yes".
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Okay, this does the trick when the device is holstered.

But what about when you don't have it in the holster. Let's say you want to carry the BB bare in your pocket. How do you get keyguard lock to enable that way, if at all?
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Press the "K" key before you put it in your pocket. I know this is not automatic, but ... I thought the security timeout would also lock it when it timed out.

Hope this helps.
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I've already assigned the center convienence key to lock the key pad. Problem is I rarely remember to press it. It's the fact that since the Treo did it automatically I'm just not used to having to remember to do it.

Security time out doesn't seem to do anything unless you have a password enabled.
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That's really the only way to do what you are looking for is to have passwork enabled unless you are using 3rd party software.
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What third party software?
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i know this is an old thread, but does anyone have an answer to this?

i have the exact same issue/desire with my 8100
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