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BlackBerry® 8130 Shortcuts

 BlackBerry Basics

TO: DO:
Move the cursor Roll trackball
Exit a screen or move back a Press escape key page in the browser Press Escape key
Move to a list item or menu item Type first letter of the item
Select or clear a check box Press Space key
View available values in a field Press Alt key
Switch applications Hold Alt key and press Escape key Continue to hold Alt key and select application Release Alt key
Return to Home screen Press End key
Delete highlighted items Press Backspace/Delete key
On the Home Screen
Lock the keyboard Hold the asterisk (*) key. To unlock the keyboard, press the asterisk (*) key and the Send key.
Lock the device Set a password. Hold the asterisk (*) key. To unlock your smartphone, type the password. Press the Enter key
Switch between the Active notification profile and the Vibrate notification profile Hold the # key.
 

Phone

TO: DO:
Answer a call Press Send key
Send key Insert (+) into a phone number Hold 0
Add an extension to a phone number Press X key. Type the extension number
Assign a speed dial number to a key On the Home screen or on the Phone screen, hold the key you'd like to assign.
Turn speakerphone on or off during a call Press the period (.) key. To turn the speakerphone off, press the period key again.
Check your voicemail Hold 1
Type a letter in a phone number field Hold the Alt key. Use the multi-tap input method to type the letter.
Move to the top of the Phone screen Press Space key
View the last phone number you entered Press Space key + Enter key Press Send key to dial the number
View your contact list on the Phone screen Press the Space key. Hold the Send key
Switch phone numbers In the phone application, click your active phone number. Click a phone number.
 

Camera and Video Shortcuts

TO: DO:
Take a picture or record a video Press the Right Convenience key.
Change the flash mode for a picture or turn on low-light mode for a video Press the Space key. the Home Screen
Zoom in on a subject before taking a picture Press the Volume Up key.
Zoom out from a subject before taking a picture Press the Volume Down key.
 

Messages

TO: DO:
Within a Message
Reply to a message Press the exclamation mark (!) key.
Reply to all Press the question mark (?) key.
Forward a message Press the period (.) key.
Move to the last cursor position after you close and reopen a received message. Press 5.
In a Message List
Open a highlighted message Press Enter key
Compose a message from a message list Press the comma (,) key.
View received messages Press Alt key + 3
View call logs Press the Alt key and the period (.) key
View voicemail messages Press Alt key + 7
View SMS and MMS text messages Press the Alt key and the question mark (?) key.
View all your messages Press Escape key
Moving around a Message List
Move up a screen Press Shift key + Space key
Move down a screen Press Space key
Move to the top of a message list Press 1
Move to the bottom of a message list Press 7
Move up a message Press 2
Move down a message Press 8
Move to the next date Press 6
Move to the previous date Press 4
 

Typing

TO: DO:
Insert a period Press Space key twice – the next letter is capitalized.
Capitalize a letter Hold letter key until capitalized letter appears
Type an alternate character on a key Hold Alt key and the character key
Type an accented or special character Hold letter key and roll trackball left or right (For example, to type ü, hold 3 and roll the trackball to the left until ü appears) Release the letter key when the accented or special character appears
Type a number in a number field Press a number key. You do not need to press the Alt key.
Type a number in a password field Hold Alt key and press a number key
Turn on NUM lock Hold the Shift key and press the Alt key. To turn off NUM lock, press the Alt key.
Switch typing input languages In device options, 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.
Type a long word quickly Type part of the word. In the list that appears when you type, highlight an item with the same initial letters as the word that you want to type. Roll the trackball to the right. In the second list that appears on the screen, highlight the word you want to type. Press the Enter key.
Insert Symbols
Insert an at sign (@) or a period in an email address field Press Space key
Type a symbol Press Symbol key. To view more symbols, press the Symbol key again. Type the letter that appears below the symbol.
Working with Text
To highlight a line of text Press Shift key and roll trackball up or down
Highlight text character by character Hold Shift key and roll trackball left or right
Cancel a text selection Press the Escape key
Cut highlighted text when typing Press Shift key + Backspace/Delete key
Copy highlighted text when typing Press Alt key and click trackball
Paste highlighted text when typing Press Shift key and click trackball
 

Search

TO: DO:
Search for a contact in a list of contacts Type the contact name or initials separated by a space
Search for text in an attachment Press Q
Search for text in a presentation attachment Verify that you're viewing the presentation in 'text view' or in text and 'slide view' Press Q
 

Attachments

TO: DO:
Search for text in an attachment Press Q
In a Spreadsheet
Move to a specific cell Press A
View the content of a cell Press Space key
Switch worksheets Press O Highlight a worksheet. Press Enter key
In a Presentation
Switch presentation views Press Z
Move to the next slide Verify that you're viewing the presentation in 'slide view'. Press 6.
Move to the previous slide Verify that you're viewing the presentation in 'slide view'. Press 4.
 

Browser

TO: DO:
Insert a period (.) in the web address field Press Space key
Insert a slash mark (/) in the web address field Press Shift key + Space key
Stop loading a web page Press Escape key
Close the browser Hold Escape key
On a Web Page
Move to a specific web page Press the period (.) key.
Open the bookmark list Press 5
Add a bookmark Press the period (?) key.
Follow a highlighted link Press Enter key
Hide the banner Press the exclamation mark (!) key. To view the banner, press it again.
View a thumbnail version of web page Press X To return to the normal view, press any key
Navigating within a Web Page
Move up a screen Press 3
Move down a screen Press 9
Move to the top of a web page Press 1
Move to the bottom of a web page Press 7
 

Media Player

TO: DO:
Pause a video or song Press the Mute key. To resume playing a video or song, press it again.
Play the next song in a category Press N
Play the previous song in a category Press P
To amplify the volume for songs, ring tones, and videos Press the Volume Up key until you reach the highest volume setting. Press the Volume Up key four times quickly.
Rotate a picture Press the comma (,) key.
Zoom in on a picture Press 3. To zoom to the original picture size, press 5.
Zoom out from a picture Press 9. To zoom to the original picture size, press 5.
 

BlackBerry Maps

TO: DO:
Zoom in on a map Press L
Zoom out from a map Press O
View status information at the top of a map Press Q. To hide status information at he top of a map, press Q again.
To view tracking information at the bottom of a map Press the Space key. To hide tracking information at the bottom of a map press the Space key again
To move to the next direction on a route Press 6.
To move to the previous direction on a route Press 4.
 

Calendar

Note: For shortcuts to work in Day view, in the calendar options, set the Enable Quick Entry field to No.
TO: DO:
Schedule an appointment Press the period (.) key
Move to the next day, week or month Press 9
Move to the previous day, week or month Press 3
Move up an hour Press 2
Move down an hour Press 8
To move to the current date Press the exclamation mark (!) key