Tip and tricks for Blackberry Curve 8520

Blackberry Curve 8520


Work with text
To Do
Highlight a line of text, press the Shift key and slide your finger up or down on the trackpad.
Highlight text character by character, hold the Shift key and slide your finger left or right on the trackpad
Cancel a text selection, press the Escape key.
Cut highlighted text when typing, press the Shift key and the Backspace/Delete key.
Copy highlighted text when typing press the Alt key and click the trackpad.
Paste highlighted text when typing, press the Shift key and click the trackpad.
Search Shortcuts
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 on a web page press F.
Search for text in a presentation attachment, you must view the presentation in text view or in
text and slide view
press F.
Typing Shortcuts
Insert a period, press the Space key twice. The next letter will be capitalized.
Capitalize a letter hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.
Type the alternate character on a key, press the Alt key and the character key.
Type an accented or special character, For Example: to type ü, hold U and slide your finger left until ü appears. Release the letter key when the accented or special character appears. hold the Letter key and slide your finger left or right on the trackpad.
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 text field hold the Alt key and press the number key
Turn on Num lock, press the Alt key and t h e Left Shift key
Turn off Num lock, press the Shift key
Turn on Cap lock press the Alt key and
t h e Right Shift key
Turn off Cap lock, press the Shift key.
Phone Shortcuts
Answer a call, press the Send key.
Check your voice mail, hold 1
View your contact list in the phone application press the Send key.
Add an extension to a phone number, press the Alt key and X.
Type the extension number
Type a letter in a phone number field, press the Alt key and the letter key
Change your ring tone, press the Menu key. Click Set Ring Tone.
Turn on the speakerphone during a call, press the Speakerphone key.
Turn off the speakerphone during a call, press the Speakerphone key again.
Media Shortcuts
Pause a song or video press the Play/Pause/Mute key.
Resume playing a video or song, press the Play/Pause/Mute key
Play the next song in a category press N.
Play the previous song in a category press P.
Pan up in a picture, press 2.
Pan down in a picture press 8.
Pan right in a picture, press 6.
Pan left in a picture, press 4.
Fit a picture to the screen size, press 1
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