Keyboard Shortcuts Blackberry

Message Shortcuts

R – Reply To Message

L – Reply To All

F – Forward Message

I – File Highlighted Message

To view the email address of a contact, in a message, highlight the contact. Press Q. To view the display name again, press Q.

In a message list:

C – Compose Message

ALT+U – Mark Message As Opened/Unopened

ALT+I – View Inbox

ALT+O – View Outbox

ALT+V – View Voicemail

ALT+S – View SMS

ALT+P – View Call Log

To view all your messages again, press the Escape key

SHIFT+SPACE – Move to the top of a screen

SPACE – Move to the bottom of a screen

T – Go to top of a message

B – Go to bottom of a message

N – Move to the next date

P – Move to the previous date

U – Move to the next unopened item

J – Move to the next related item

K – Move to the previous realted item

F – Search for text in an attachment/web page

G – Move to the last cursor position in a message after closing and reopening an attachment

Typing Shortcuts

To insert a period, press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized

To capitalize a letter, hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears

Alt + Left Shift – NUM Lock

Alt + Right Shift – CAPS Lock

To turn off NUM lock or CAP lock, press the Shift key

To insert an at sign (@) or a period (.) in an email address field, press the Space key

To highlight a line of text, press the Shift key and roll the trackball

To highlight text character by character, hold the Shift key and roll the trackball left or right

To cancel a text selection, press the Escape key

To cut highlighted text when typing, press the Shift + Backspace/Delete key

To copy highlighted text when typing, press the Alt key and click the trackball

To paste highlighted text when typing, press the Shift key and click the trackball

Browser Shortcuts

To insert a period in the Go To dialog box, press the Space key

To insert a slash mark (/) in the Go To dialog box, press Shift+Space

To open the browser options, in the browser, press O

To stop loading a web page, press the Escape key

To hide the browser, press D

To close the browser, hold the Escape key

To view the address for a link, highlight a link. Press L

To move forward a screen, press the Shift key and the Space key

To move to a previous screen, press the Space key

G – Move to a specific page

H – Return to the home page

K – Open bookmarks

A – Add a bookmark

I – View recent web pages

R – Refresh page

P – View page address

S – Save web page

U – Hide browser banner

X – Veiw thumbnail version of a page

T – Move to the top of a page

B – Move to the bottom of a page

Media Shortcuts

Mute Key – Pause/Resume a video/song

R – Rotate pictures

I – Zoom In

O – Zoom Out

W – Original Size

Calendar Shortcuts

C – schedule an appointment

A – Change to Agenda view

D – Change to Day view

W – Change to Week view

M – Change to Month view

Space – Move to the next day/week/month

Shift+Space – Move to the previous day/week/month

T – Move to the current date

G – Move to a specific date

An easy way to access the default applications is through keyboard shortcuts as well.  To use these, you must have Dial From Home Screen set to “Off”.  (Phone > Options > General Options).  You will now have to use the Send key to access your phone and make a call, but you will have the following shortcuts available:

W – WAP Browser

R – Alarm

T – Tasks

U – Calculator

O – Options

A – Address Book

S – Search

D – Notes

F – Profiles

H – Help

K – Lock keypad

L – Calendar

M – Messages

B – Browser

N – BlackBerry Messenger

V – Saved messages

C – Compose

Other helpful shortcuts:

ALT+Shift+H – Access Help ME! screen (status info etc.)

ALT+LGLG – Access Event Log

ALT+Right Shift+DEL – Soft Reset

You can change the display of the ‘signal strength’ on your screen to read in real numbers. While at the home screen, hold down the ALT key while you type NMLL. The bars should change to numbers. For the ‘signal strength’, if you are in the 100 area (that means -100 dBm), you will be transmitting at maximum power. Anything at -90 to -50 is a very good signal.

On top of the AutoText there are also some short codes for common device information that you can type into SMS or email messages that will return a value:

myver – Device Model/Version

mypin – Device PIN

LD – Local Date

LT – Local Time

Once you get the hang of it, using these shortcuts will make you much quicker on the draw and help your harness the full abilities of your device.  They will not only save you time, but help you easily navigate through all aspects of your device.


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