Keyboard Shortcuts for a RIM BlackBerry Device using a QWERTY Keyboard

Keyboard Shortcuts for a RIM BlackBerry Device using a QWERTY Keyboard


Advisory

Keyboard shortcuts can also be viewed from the RIM BlackBerry device by selecting the Help icon and then Shortcuts.  For a more comprehensive list, see RIM BlackBerry Tips and Tricks.
  

Instructions

  
Basic Shortcuts
The following shortcuts can be used in many applications:
  • To move the cursor, slide your finger on the trackwheel/trackball/trackpad.
  • To exit a screen or to move to a previous page in a browser, press the Escape key.
  • To move to a list item or menu item, type the first letter of the item.
  • To select or clear a check box, click the Space key.
  • To view available values in a field, press the Alt key.
  • To switch applications, hold the Alt key and press the Escape key. Continue holding the Alt key and select an application. Release the Alt key.
  • To return to the Home screen, press the End key.
  • To delete a highlighted item, press the Backspace/Delete key.
  • To turn on a theme or notification profile, select a theme or notification profile, then press the Space key.
  • To switch between the selected sound profile and the Vibrate sound profile, press and hold the Q key.
Add an Application to a personalized folder
  1. On the Home screen open the All tray and highlight an application
  2. Press the Menu key.
  3. Click Mark As <folder>
    • Frequent
    • Favorites
    • Media
    • Downloads
Phone Shortcuts
The following shortcuts can be used in the Phone application or during a phone call:
  • To answer a phone call, press the Send key.
  • To view the contact list, hold the Send key.
  • To insert a plus sign ( + ) when typing a phone number, hold 0.
  • To add an extension to a phone number, press the Alt key and the X key, then type the extension number.
  • To assign a speed dial number to a key, from the Home screen or in the Phone application, hold the desired key to assign. Type the phone number.
  • To turn on the speakerphone during a call, press the Speakerphone key.
  • To turn off the speakerphone during a call, press the Speakerphone key.
  • To check voice mail, press and hold 1.
  • To type a letter in a phone number field, press the Alt key and the letter.
  • To move to the top of the Phone screen, press the Space key.
  • To view the last phone number typed, press the Space key and the Enter key. Press the Send key to dial the number.
Message Shortcuts
The following shortcuts can be used in a message:
  • To reply to a message, press R.
  • To reply to all, press L.
  • To forward a message, press F.
  • To file a highlighted email message, press I.
  • To view the email address of a contact, in a message, highlight the contact. Press Q. To view the display name again, press Q.
  • To move to the last cursor position after you close and reopen a received email or PIN message, press G.
The following shortcuts can be used in a message list:
  • To open a highlighted message, press the Enter key.
  • To compose a message from the message list, press C.
  • To mark a message as opened or unopened, press the Alt key and U.
  • To modify multiple messages at once, press the Shift key and scroll to select messages.
  • To view received messages, press the Alt key and I.
  • To view sent messages, press the Alt key and O.
  • To view voice mail messages, press the Alt key and V.
  • To view Short Message Service (SMS) text messages, press the Alt key and S.
  • To view call logs, press the Alt key and P.
  • To view all messages again, press the Escape key.
The following shortcuts can be used to move around a message list:
  • To move to the top of a screen, press the Shift key and the Space key.
  • To move to the bottom of a screen, press the Space key.
  • To move to the top of a message list, press T.
  • To move to the bottom of a message list, press B.
  • To move to the next date, press N.
  • To move to the previous date, press P.
  • To move to the next unopened item, press U.
  • To move to the next related message, press J.
  • To move to the previous related message, press K.
Typing Shortcuts for the Touch Screen Keyboard 
The following shortcuts can be used when typing text in an application:
  • To show the keyboard, tap a text field or tap the Show Keyboard icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • To hide the keyboard, touch the top of the keyboard and slide your finger quickly down the screen.
  • To insert a period, press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.
  • To insert an at sign (@) or a period (.) in an email address field, press the Space key. 
  • To capitalize a letter, tap the Shift key, then tap the desired letter key.
  • To type a symbol, tap the Symbol key, then tap the desired letter key.
  • To type an accented or special character, touch and hold the letter key and tap the accented character that appears on the screen.
  • To type a number in a number field, press a number key. It is not necessary to press the Alt key.
  • To turn on NUM lock, touch and hold the 123 key until the lock indicator appears on the key.  To turn off NUM lock, tap the 123 key again.
  • To turn on CAP lock, press and hold the Shift key until the lock indicator appears on the key.  To turn off CAP lock, press the Shift key again.
  • To move the cursor to edit text, touch the text.  Your device displays a frame around the cursor.  To move the cursor one character at a time, touch the cursor frame and slide your finger.
  • To switch typing input languages, tap the Globe icon and tap the desired input language. 
Typing Shortcuts for the Slide Out Keyboard 
The following shortcuts can be used when typing text in an application:
  • To insert a period, press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.
  • To insert an at sign (@) or a period (.) in an email address field, press the Space key. 
  • To capitalize a letter, hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.
  • To type the alternate character on a key, press the Alt key and the character key.
  • To type an accented or special character, press and hold the letter key and, on the trackpad, slide your finger left or right.  Release the letter key when the accented or special character appears. 
  • To type a number in a number field, press a number key. It is not necessary to press the Alt key.
  • To type a number in a password field, hold the Alt key and press the number key.
  • To turn on NUM lock, press the Alt key and the Left Shift key.
  • To turn on CAP lock, press the Alt key and the Right Shift key.
  • To turn off NUM lock or CAP lock, press the Shift key.
  • To switch typing input languages, on the Language screen, verify that the Use Input Language Shortcut field is set to Yes. Hold the Alt key and press the Enter key. Continue to hold the Alt key and highlight a language. Release the Alt key.
The following shortcuts can be used to work with text:
  • To highlight a line of text, press the Shift key and slide your finger up or down on the trackpad.
  • To highlight text character by character, hold the Shift key and slide your finger left or right on the trackpad.
  • To cancel a text selection, press the Escape key.
  • To cut highlighted text when typing, press the Shift key and the Backspace/Delete key.
  • To copy highlighted text when typing, press the Alt key and click the trackpad.
  • To paste highlighted text when typing, press the Shift key and click the trackpad.
Search Shortcuts
The following shortcuts can be used when searching in an application:
  • To search for an item on your device, start typing from the Home screen.
  • To search for a contact in a list of contacts, type the contact name or initials separated by a space.
  • To search for text in a message or memo, press S.
  • To search for text in an attachment or web page, press F.
  • To search for text in a presentation attachment, verify the presentation is in text view or in text and slide view. Press F.
Attachment Shortcuts
The following shortcuts can be used when viewing attachments:
  • To search for text in an attachment, press F.
  • To move to the last cursor position after closing and reopening an attachment, press G.
The following shortcuts can be used in a spreadsheet:
  • To move to a specific cell, press G.
  • To view the content of a cell, press the Space key.
  • To switch worksheets, press V. Highlight a worksheet. Press the Enter key.
  • To view hidden columns or rows, press H. To hide the columns or rows again, press H.
The following shortcuts can be used in a presentation:
  • To switch presentation views, press M.
  • To move to the next slide, press N.
  • To move to the previous slide, press P.
  • To move to the last cursor position after closing and reopening a presentation attachment, verify the presentation is in text view or in text and slide view. Press G.
Browser Shortcuts
The following shortcuts can be used in the browser applications:
  • To insert a period (.) in the web address field, press the Space key.
  • To insert a slash mark (/) in the web address field, press the Shift key and the Space key.
  • 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.
The following shortcuts can be used on a web page:
  • To quickly switch between tabs, press W.
  • To zoom in to a web page, press I.
  • To zoom out from a web page, press O.
  • To go tot he web address field, press G.
  • To return to the home page, press H.
  • To open the bookmark list, press K.
  • To turn on support for JavaScript, press J
  • To add a bookmark, press A.
  • To view a list of web pages that you have visited recently, press Y
  • To refresh a web page, press R.
  • To view the address for a link, highlight a link. Press L.   
  • To follow a highlighted link, press the Enter key.
  • To find text on a web page, press F.  To find the next instance of the text, press V
  • To hide or view the status bar, press U.
  • To open the browser options, press S
The following shortcuts can be used to navigate a web page:
  • To move up a screen, press the Shift key and the Space key.
  • To move to down a screen, press the Space key.
  • To move to the top of a web page, press T. To move to the bottom of a web page, press B.
Media Shortcuts
The following shortcuts can be used in the Media application:
  • To pause a video or song, press the Mute key.
  • To resume playing a video or song, press the Mute key.
  • To play the next song, press and hold the Volume Up key on the right side of the device.
  • To play the previous song, press and hold the Volume Down key on the right side of the device. 
  • To rotate a picture, press L.
  • To zoom in to a picture, press 3.
  • To zoom out from a picture, press 9.
  • To zoom to the original picture size, press 7.
  • To pan up in a picture press 2, to pan down press 8.
  • To pan right in a picture press 6, to pan left press 4.
  • To return to the center of a picture, press 5.
  • To fit the picture to screen size, press 1.
Camera and Video Shortcuts
The following shortcuts can be used in the Camera application:
  • To zoom in, press Volume Up key.
  • To zoom out, press Volume Down key.
  • To take a picture, press the Convenience key.
  • To change the flash settings for a picture, or turn on low-light mode for a video, press the Space key.
Calendar Shortcuts
The following shortcuts can be used in the Calendar Day view:
NOTE: To allow shortcuts in Day view, in the general calendar options, clear the "Enable Quick Entry" field to No.
  • To schedule an appointment, press C.
  • To change to Agenda view, press A.
  • To change to Day view, press D.
  • To change to Week view, press W.
  • To change to Month view, press M. To move to the next day, week, or month, press the Space key.
  • To move to the previous day, week, or month, press the Shift key and the Space key.
  • To move to the current date, press T.
  • To move to a specific date, press G.

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