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BlackBerry® 8330 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
 

 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 the ALT key and the 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.
Turn speakerphone on or off during a call Press Speakerphone key.
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 Hold the Send key.
Switch phone numbers In the phone application, click your active phone number. Click a phone number.
 

 Camera

TO: DO:
Take a picture Press the Right Convenience key.
Zoom in on a subject Press the Volume up key or roll the trackball up.
Zoom out from a subject Press the Volume Down key or roll the trackball down.
Change the flash mode for a picture Press the Space key.
Change the size of the viewfinder Press the Symbol key.
 

 Messages

TO: DO:
Within a Message
Reply to a message Press R.
Reply to all Press L.
Forward a message Press F.
File a highlighted email message Press I.
View 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
Open a highlighted message Press the Enter key
Compose a message from a message list Press C.
Mark a message as opened or unopened Press Alt key and U.
View received messages Press Alt key and I.
View sent messages Press Alt key and O.
View voicemail messages Press Alt key and V.
View SMS and MMS text messages Press the Alt key and S.
View call logs Press the Alt key and P.
View all your messages again 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 T.
Move to the bottom of a message list Press B.
Move to the next date Press N.
Move to the previous date Press P.
Move to the next unopened item Press U.
Move to the next related message Press J.
Move to the previous related message Press K.
 

 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 U 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 Press Alt key and the Left Shift key.
Turn off NUM lock or CAP lock Press the Shift key.
Turn on CAP lock Press Alt key and the Right Shift key.
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.
Insert an 'at' sign (@) or a period(.) In an email address field, press Space key
Type a symbol Press Symbol key. Type the letter that appears below the symbol.
Highlight a line of text Press Shift key and roll trackball.
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 a message Press S.
Search for text in an attachment or web page Press F.
Search for text in a presentation attachment Verify that you're viewing the presentation in 'text view' or in 'text and slide view' Press F.
 

 Attachments

TO: DO:
Search for text in an attachment Press F.
Move to the last cursor position after closing and reopening an attachment Press G.
Move to a specific cell Press G.
View the content of a cell Press the Space key
Switch worksheets Press V.
Highlight a worksheet Press the Enter key
View hidden columns or rows
Press H.
Hide the columns or rows again Press H.
In a Presentation
Switch presentation views Press M.
Move to the next slide Press N.
Move to the previous slide Press P.
Move to the last cursor position after closing and reopening a presentation attachment Verify that you're viewing the presentation in 'text view' or in 'text and slide view'. Press G.
 

 Browser

TO: DO:
Insert a period (.) In the Go To dialog box, press Space key
Insert a slash mark (/) In the Go To dialog box, press Shift key + Space key
Open the browser options In the browser, press O.
Stop loading a web page Press Escape key
Hide the browser Press D.
Close the browser Hold Escape key
On a Web Page
Move to a specific web page Press G.
Return to the home page Press H.
Open the bookmark list Press K
Add a bookmark Press A.
View a list of web pages you've recently visited Press I.
Refresh a web page Press R.
View the address for a link Press L.
View the address for a web page Press P.
Save a web page to a message list Press S.
Follow a highlighted link Press Enter key
Hide the banner Press U.
View the banner again Press U.
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 the Shift key and the Space key.
Move down a screen Press the Space key.
Move to the top of a web page Press T.
Move to the bottom of a web page Press B.
 

 Media Player

TO: DO:
Pause a video or song Press the Mute key.
Resume playing a video or song Press the Mute key.
Play the next song in a category Press N
Play the previous song in a category Press P
Rotate a picture Press L.
Zoom in on a picture Press 3.
Zoom out from a picture Press 9.
Return to the original picture size Press 7.
 

 BlackBerry Maps

TO: DO:
Zoom in on a map Press I
Zoom out from a map Press O
View status information at the top of a map Press U.
Hide status information at the top of a map Press U 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 N.
To move to the previous direction on a route Press P.
 

 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 C.
Change to Agenda view Press A.
Change to Day view Press D.
Change to Week view Press W.
Change to Month view Press M.
Move to the next day, week or month Press Space key.
Move to the previous day, week or month Press Shift key and the Space key.
To move to the current date Press T.
To move to a specific date Press G.