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Old 07-30-2007, 08:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Locking and unlocking on a standard mobile phone is easy: Holding "#" does it.
Nothing more to do.
It works in every context. The user does not has to go back to the "start page".

Exactly that usability I like to realize with the BB 7730.

At the moment it is quite laborius:
Locking:
1 Going back to the start page
2 ALT+ENTER

Unlocking
SCROLLWHEEL, SCROLLWHEEL

Do you any way to boost locking and unlocking in a BB?

Thanks.
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Ompul, try the shortcut for tapping K on your keyboard, if you have "Dial from Homescreen" turned off in your Phone dialer > Options > General Options.

I know this shortcut works on many other models, not sure about yours.
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Ompul, try the shortcut for tapping K on your keyboard, if you have "Dial from Homescreen" turned off in your Phone dialer > Options > General Options.
May be you missunderstood my wish.

On my GUI in german language the function "lock" could be activated by "V".

The title of the function is "Tastatur_verriegelung".

"K" opens "_Kalender" (Calendar).

But I like to have the same elegance as I it is usual in mobile phones.

The shortcut should work in every context.

And when I am inside the addressbook, for example, "V", of course, does not lock, but jumps to the first address which begins with "V".

Do you understand what I search for?
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Yes, I understand more clearly now. But your BB is not a normal phone, and the V shortcut to lock ONLY works from the homescreen, thus why they are called "Homescreen shortcuts".

But there isn't another method.
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Yes, I understand more clearly now. But your BB is not a normal phone, and the V shortcut to lock ONLY works from the homescreen, thus why they are called "Homescreen shortcuts".

But there isn't another method.
I hoped there is one. Thanks for your comment.

Than I change the type of my question:

Would you enjoy a possibility to create shortcuts to open applications from every context? Would you regard such a feature as an improvement of usability for a BB?

I mean: Assign the "long hold of key ..." to "open app ...".

Do you see any argument which speeks against such a feature?
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I see having shortcuts to other applications (from any screen) as a nice option, if we had it.

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I see having shortcuts to other applications (from any screen) as a nice option, if we had it.

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Thanks for your estimation - and for the mail address.

What a pity that there's is no plugin/ app which offers such nice usability boosters right now - before RIM will integrate them into the operating system.
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I'm not familiar with the 7730, but I know with the Pearl (8100) there are a two programmable buttons (default: Voice dial & camera). I'm able to assign keyboard lock to either of those and it works when I'm in any application.
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