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Old 09-02-2006, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know whether it is possible to use a password to lock your BB for security reasons, while simultaneously using the keyboard lock feature? It seems to me that you should be able to engage both features (in order to avoid inadvertantly inputting characters into the password field), but I have not been able to figure out how. Thanks
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope, one or the other! What I do is have the unit set to go to 'locked' mode after 60 minutes. But, when I holster it I know it will go to sleep mode, so it should not accidentally dial anyone...
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Thanks for the reply. Your solution definitely works when you are using the holster (which I use when I'm working), but on the weekends (and evenings) I usually just keep my BB in my pocket...this inevitably results in characters being inadvertantly inputed into the password field. RIM should fix this...there is no reason that we shouldn't be able to use both the password and keyboard lock features simultaneously.
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I don't get the question. When I set a password and lock the keyboard, I have to use the wheel to unlock the ketboard and then put in the password.

2ndly, why not use the holster instead of, or even when putting it in, your pocket?
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...but if 'msevans' is all dressed up, and looking nice, she might not want a BlackBerry in a holster / case to hang off her waist. And, further more, if she is dressed up, she may not have a belt to put it on...

Bottom line is, she has a point! RIM should listen up...
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The BB should be put into a holster to avoid the thing dialing. I have had people who also have one call me and not know it. It can be VERY embarrassing to have a private conversation and your BB broadcasting it. It caused one divorce I know of.
It usually will dial the last number called or if you have speed dial programmed it just takes one key
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dkf747, I'm not sure what model BB you have, but I have an 8707, an when I enable the password function, it is impossible to lock the keyboard. Using the holster solves the problem of inadvertantly pressing the keys, but I do not like using the holster when I am not working. RIM knows that not everyone uses the holster, and there really is no reason (that I can think of) why we should not be able to use both the password and the keyboard lock functions. Navilyn, by the way, I am a guy (the "ms" is just my initials); I should probably change my screen name to avoid confusion. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by navilyn
Nope, one or the other! What I do is have the unit set to go to 'locked' mode after 60 minutes. But, when I holster it I know it will go to sleep mode, so it should not accidentally dial anyone...
I'm curious to know how you set your BB to lock automatically after 60 minutes. Will it require a password or will it lock without?

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dkf747, I'm not sure what model BB you have, but I have an 8707, an when I enable the password function, it is impossible to lock the keyboard. Using the holster solves the problem of inadvertantly pressing the keys, but I do not like using the holster when I am not working. RIM knows that not everyone uses the holster, and there really is no reason (that I can think of) why we should not be able to use both the password and the keyboard lock functions. Navilyn, by the way, I am a guy (the "ms" is just my initials); I should probably change my screen name to avoid confusion. Thanks.
That's why I asked what was meant. I get it now. I meant putting it in the holster in your pocket. To lock the keyboard without using the holster can't you just hit the "k" key (from he home screen)? It works on my 8700g with or without a password.

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I'm curious to know how you set your BB to lock automatically after 60 minutes. Will it require a password or will it lock without?

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Options > security options to set timeout. You can do the password there too. The password is not required, just hit the "k" key while on the homescreen, or dial the wheel to keyboard lock.
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That's why I asked what was meant. I get it now. I meant putting it in the holster in your pocket. To lock the keyboard without using the holster can't you just hit the "k" key (from he home screen)? It works on my 8700g with or without a password.
dkf747, pressing the "k" key does not work for me. Perhaps this is because I have the password function enabled. Can you lock the keyboard with the "k" key when the password function is set?
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dkf747, pressing the "k" key does not work for me. Perhaps this is because I have the password function enabled. Can you lock the keyboard with the "k" key when the password function is set?
you have to have "dial from home screen" turned off to use the letter short cuts.
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Old 09-09-2006, 10:50 AM   #13 (permalink)
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i set the the Front Convenience Key to "lock" and then I
just push it before I drop it in my pocket.
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you have to have "dial from home screen" turned off to use the letter short cuts.
Right. In phone options.
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I have my security set to Password -> YES
and I have content compression/protection (i.e. encryption) enabled. I have the convenience key set to LOCK the system, same as pressing k I guess. Also, I have it autolock when I put it in the holster. This way I have control over the info and prevent accidental calls out bound. However, you can't lock the keyboard while the system is locked, because it allows the automatic typing of the password while it is locked. As long as you don't randomly happen to type your password while you have it in your pocket or brush up against something it should be a moot point, I guess that means having a decent password.

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Old 09-10-2006, 08:58 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tsac
The BB should be put into a holster to avoid the thing dialing. I have had people who also have one call me and not know it. It can be VERY embarrassing to have a private conversation and your BB broadcasting it. It caused one divorce I know of.
It usually will dial the last number called or if you have speed dial programmed it just takes one key


Caused the divorce - I doubt it. Made people get honest about their lives.
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