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Old 06-10-2007, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm curious - on the Treo I used to have the period had its own dedicated key. It is used so often it was great to have it isolated. On the BB I've noticed that that the $ symbol (or currency for anyone international) has its own key. I would love it if I could reverse the functionality of these keys since it would save me countless keystrokes. I use periods way more than currency symbols.
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Old 06-10-2007, 06:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I know what you mean$ The period is much more useful$

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Old 06-10-2007, 06:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry but you're out of luck.

A double spacebar press will give you a period though.
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Woah, I did not know about the double space. That's awesome. Thanks.
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No need for a period key double space bar = period.

Also, my $ key is buried under the symbol key on my 7250.

[EDIT] I see someone already mentioned the double space bar.
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I don't have any isolated symbols. Yay for suretype!
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I don't care about symbols being isolated, Yay for QWERTY!
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Somewhere there's a list of full shortcuts and things like this (not sure if it's in the Getting Started Guide, on BlackberryFAQ.com or maybe in Stinsondddog's tips sheets). I always use two spaces for periods. In the browser a single space will produce a period as well.
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In the browser a single space will produce a period as well.
Double space in the browser or any text field will produce a period.
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Double space in the browser or any text field will produce a period.
No, takeshi was right. In the browser a single space produces a period. Two spaces produce two periods.
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No, takeshi was right. In the browser a single space produces a period. Two spaces produce two periods.
Oh yea, in a url, go to, etc., yes, it certainly does. Sorry if I caused any confusion there.

In a normal text box IN a browser, it still requires the double-space for one period (like for instance a reply box in the wap.blackberryforums.com site).

Otherwise.you.would.get.text.that.reads.like.this. which.would.really.be.a.pain..
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Cool and thanks guys. A period would still have been the easiest way to go considering they thought everything else out so thoroughly!!!! :D

Regarding the QWERTY keyboard... how many words do you touch type per minute without looking at the keyboard? ;)
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