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BlackBerry® 8830 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 Alt key + X key and type the extension number
Assign a speed dial number to a key On the Home screen or on the Phone screen, hold down key
Turn speakerphone on or off during a call Press Speakerphone key
Type a letter in a phone number field Press Alt key + the letter key
Check your voicemail Hold 1
Move to the top of the Phone screen Press Space key
View the last phone number you called Press Space key + Enter key Press Send key to dial the number
View your contact list on the Phone screen Hold Send 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 contact Press Q To view display name again, press Q
In a Message List
Open a highlighted message Press Enter key
Compose a message from a message list Press C
Mark a message as opened or unopened Press Alt key + U
View received messages Press Alt key + I
View sent messages Press Alt key + O
View voicemail messages Press Alt key + V
View SMS text messages Press Alt key + S
View call logs Press Alt key + P
View all your messages again Press Escape key
Moving around a Message List
Move up the screen Press Shift key + Space key
Move down the 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 press 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 letter key when accented or special character appears
Type a number in a number field Press a number key
Type a number in a password field Hold Alt key and press a number key
Turn on NUM lock Press Alt key + Left Shift key
Turn on CAP lock Press Alt key + Right Shift key
Turn off NUM lock or CAP lock Press Shift key
Switch typing input languages On the Language screen, set Use Input Language Shortcut field to Yes Hold Alt key and press Enter key Highlight a language Release Alt key
Insert a period or at sign (@) into an email address Press Space key
Type a symbol Press Symbol key and 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 or memo 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
In a Spreadsheet
Move to a specific cell Press G
View the content of a cell Press Space key
Switch worksheets Press V Highlight a worksheet Press 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
On a Web Page TO: DO:
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 Highlight 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 Shift key + Space key
Move down a screen Press 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 or resume playing a video or song Press Mute key
Rotate a picture Press R
Zoom in on a picture Press I
Zoom out from a picture Press O
Return to the original picture size Press W
 

 BlackBerry Maps

TO: DO:
Zoom in on a map Press I
Zoom out from a map Press O
View or hide status information at top of map Press U
 

 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 + Space key
Move to the current date Press T
Move to a specific date Press G