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Hello! I've been having a frustrating problem on my blackberry 8700g for months now. Can someone help?
Suppose you open your Blackberry Browser and you visit google dot com / m (the mobile google site). Now suppose you scroll your trackwheel so that the Google site link named "Feedback" is highlighted, then you click in the trackwheel, and a menu appears. This menu includes "Get Link", so you'd then click in on the trackwheel and you'd go to the link.
Now, suppose you start over. Open your Blackberry Browser and visit google again. Now, scroll your trackwheel so that your cursor goes into the search box form. Imagine you've typed in an impossibly complex search string, hundreds of characters long. Now imagine you want to erase the contents of the search field.
On my blackberry, I USED to be able to:
- Click the track wheel and bring up the menu
- Select "Clear field" from the menu
but NOW, when I click the track wheel, no menu appears! I have to hold in the backspace key until the entire field is cleared.
I am aware of some of the workarounds - for instance, hold Shift and then left scroll the trackwheel to select the entire field, then delete that - but the thing is, this used to work properly. Why doesn't it work anymore? I cannot trace this to a particular upgrade or time period. I have even tried upgrading my blackberry software and desktop manager. I recently got the 4.5.0 desktop manager, and my handheld reports under Options -> About that its version is v188.8.131.52 (Platform 184.108.40.206).
Without the ability to bring up the menu while in form fields, I can't easily and quickly pick Select, or Clear Field, or Copy, or Paste! It's especially annoying when i try to bring up Driving Directions, and they have prefilled "Enter an Address" and I have to delete that slowly before I can do my search. Granted, I can still get most things done, but it's very annoying.
Can anybody help me? I will be happy to provide more information if necessary.