Weekend Contest: ‘Share Your Blackberry Tips’

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This weekend’s contest is entitled ‘Share Your Blackberry Tips’. Rules are simple, just post a Blackberry tip or two that you think would benefit other Blackberry users. The winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced Monday morning.

This week’s prize is a bit different because everyone is a winner. By being generous and sharing your tips we will return the favor and send everyone that enters a free copy of Texas Hold’em King 2 by Magmic. However, there is also a grand prize in the way of the Card Game Bundle by Magmic which includes: Blackjack, Cribbage, Euchre, Freecell, Hearts, Klondike, Spades, Spider Solitaire and Texas Hold’em 2. To learn more about Magmic games, visit their website at http://www.magmic.com

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  • http://www.crandalls.net/ Justin Crandall

    - Press the alt button to scroll up or down on the application screen
    - Highlight a date in the mail program and you can select mark all prior open or delete prior. I didn’t realize that for a long time!

  • http://www.crandalls.net Justin Crandall

    - Press the alt button to scroll up or down on the application screen
    - Highlight a date in the mail program and you can select mark all prior open or delete prior. I didn’t realize that for a long time!

  • Mark Hutchison

    The following shortcuts will work within the message list of the Messages app on QWERTY devices:

    [ALT-I] show incomming msgs
    [ALT-O] show outgoing msgs
    [ALT-S] show SMS msgs
    [ALT-V] show voicemail notices
    [ATL-U] toggle unopened status
    [S] search
    [T] go to top
    [B] go to bottom
    [E] go to next-oldest failed delivery
    [U] go to next-oldest unread
    [P] go to previous day
    [N] go to next day
    [J] go to next msg in thread
    [K] go to previous msg in thread
    [R] reply to sender
    [L] reply to all
    [F] forward msg
    [C] compose new msg
    [V] view saved msgs

  • Mark Hutchison

    The following shortcuts will work within the message list of the Messages app on QWERTY devices:

    [ALT-I] show incomming msgs
    [ALT-O] show outgoing msgs
    [ALT-S] show SMS msgs
    [ALT-V] show voicemail notices
    [ATL-U] toggle unopened status
    [S] search
    [T] go to top
    [B] go to bottom
    [E] go to next-oldest failed delivery
    [U] go to next-oldest unread
    [P] go to previous day
    [N] go to next day
    [J] go to next msg in thread
    [K] go to previous msg in thread
    [R] reply to sender
    [L] reply to all
    [F] forward msg
    [C] compose new msg
    [V] view saved msgs

  • Mark Hutchison

    The following shortcuts will work within the message list of the Messages app on QWERTY devices:

    [ALT-I] show incomming msgs
    [ALT-O] show outgoing msgs
    [ALT-S] show SMS msgs
    [ALT-V] show voicemail notices
    [ATL-U] toggle unopened status
    [S] search
    [T] go to top
    [B] go to bottom
    [E] go to next-oldest failed delivery
    [U] go to next-oldest unread
    [P] go to previous day
    [N] go to next day
    [J] go to next msg in thread
    [K] go to previous msg in thread
    [R] reply to sender
    [L] reply to all
    [F] forward msg
    [C] compose new msg
    [V] view saved msgs

  • Markus

    When searching for a name in the adress book, you dont need to enter the whole name, the initials are enough

  • Markus

    When searching for a name in the adress book, you dont need to enter the whole name, the initials are enough

  • http://www.corleyz.com/ Corleyman

    On a Nextel BB 7520 the Direct-Connect speakerphone feature works great, except that it automatically ends the DC session after only about 10 seconds of inactivity. If this happens to you, just hit the SPACE button to bring the phone application back up, scroll down one notch to select the last DC session, and then hit the DC button to continue talking.

  • http://www.corleyz.com/ Corleyman

    On a Nextel BB 7520 the Direct-Connect speakerphone feature works great, except that it automatically ends the DC session after only about 10 seconds of inactivity. If this happens to you, just hit the SPACE button to bring the phone application back up, scroll down one notch to select the last DC session, and then hit the DC button to continue talking.

  • http://www.corleyz.com Corleyman

    On a Nextel BB 7520 the Direct-Connect speakerphone feature works great, except that it automatically ends the DC session after only about 10 seconds of inactivity. If this happens to you, just hit the SPACE button to bring the phone application back up, scroll down one notch to select the last DC session, and then hit the DC button to continue talking.

  • jamie MacDougall

    In Calendar,

    Create a new appointment Press C
    Go to today Press T
    Go to specific date Press G
    Switch to Day View Press D
    Switch to Week View Press W
    Switch to Month View Press M
    Switch to Agenda View Press A
    View multiple appointments Hold shift key+ roll trackwheel
    Scroll through days Hold Alt key+ roll trackwheel in Day view

  • jamie MacDougall

    In Calendar,

    Create a new appointment Press C
    Go to today Press T
    Go to specific date Press G
    Switch to Day View Press D
    Switch to Week View Press W
    Switch to Month View Press M
    Switch to Agenda View Press A
    View multiple appointments Hold shift key+ roll trackwheel
    Scroll through days Hold Alt key+ roll trackwheel in Day view

  • Nanook

    I find that with the auto off at 11 PM, and the auto on at 6 AM, I can make my 5720 run for over a week on a single full battery charge.

  • Nanook

    I find that with the auto off at 11 PM, and the auto on at 6 AM, I can make my 5720 run for over a week on a single full battery charge.

  • Nanook

    I find that with the auto off at 11 PM, and the auto on at 6 AM, I can make my 5720 run for over a week on a single full battery charge.

  • http://todoblackberry.com/xmlsrv/rss.php?blog=1 Lord_ZealoN

    Press ALT+Wheel to change between the open applicacions

  • http://todoblackberry.com/xmlsrv/rss.php?blog=1 Lord_ZealoN

    Press ALT+Wheel to change between the open applicacions

  • http://www.carolina-wireless.com/ Jenny Labiak

    To truly have one touch dialing for your voice mail:
    Select Phone
    Click in track wheel
    Select Options
    Select VoiceMail
    Access Number should already be filled in (your PTN)
    Additional Numbers – enter your passcode

    From now on, all you have to do to retrieve your voicemail is press and hold the 1 key. If you set up your vm to auto play messages, it’s even better!

  • http://www.carolina-wireless.com/ Jenny Labiak

    To truly have one touch dialing for your voice mail:
    Select Phone
    Click in track wheel
    Select Options
    Select VoiceMail
    Access Number should already be filled in (your PTN)
    Additional Numbers – enter your passcode

    From now on, all you have to do to retrieve your voicemail is press and hold the 1 key. If you set up your vm to auto play messages, it’s even better!

  • http://www.carolina-wireless.com Jenny Labiak

    To truly have one touch dialing for your voice mail:
    Select Phone
    Click in track wheel
    Select Options
    Select VoiceMail
    Access Number should already be filled in (your PTN)
    Additional Numbers – enter your passcode

    From now on, all you have to do to retrieve your voicemail is press and hold the 1 key. If you set up your vm to auto play messages, it’s even better!

  • EagleEye

    For the newbies of the 7100 series (at least), there are ‘in-holster’ and ‘out-of-holster’ options which can be set separately for your phone while in or out of the holster? So what is the holster and how does your phone know where it is? The correctly made holsters have a magnet built in to them that the 7100 picks up and knows to ‘sleep’ so that buttons aren’t accidentally pressed while ‘in the holster’. No more calling odd Out-of-Country numbers while getting in and out of the car!

  • EagleEye

    For the newbies of the 7100 series (at least), there are ‘in-holster’ and ‘out-of-holster’ options which can be set separately for your phone while in or out of the holster? So what is the holster and how does your phone know where it is? The correctly made holsters have a magnet built in to them that the 7100 picks up and knows to ‘sleep’ so that buttons aren’t accidentally pressed while ‘in the holster’. No more calling odd Out-of-Country numbers while getting in and out of the car!

  • Matt Manuel

    Tired of BB-unfriendly websites on your BB? Try http://www.iyhy.com/ for a nice treat. It “rips” the target site down to the basics, making it surprisingly easy to browse. You can even create an account and it’ll store your favourites: less typing!

    (No affiliation, just a happy user.)

  • Matt Manuel

    Tired of BB-unfriendly websites on your BB? Try http://www.iyhy.com/ for a nice treat. It “rips” the target site down to the basics, making it surprisingly easy to browse. You can even create an account and it’ll store your favourites: less typing!

    (No affiliation, just a happy user.)

  • Alex D.

    Quickly switch to Vibrate profile:
    On a 7100t (not sure about other models), if you hold down the # key for a couple seconds it will toggle from your current profile to the Vibrate profile. If you hold down the # again, you will switch back to the previous profile.

  • Alex D.

    Quickly switch to Vibrate profile:
    On a 7100t (not sure about other models), if you hold down the # key for a couple seconds it will toggle from your current profile to the Vibrate profile. If you hold down the # again, you will switch back to the previous profile.

  • Eric R

    Use BBToday as your first icon! Instant access to email, phone, weather reports for next 5 days, stock quotes, tasks, appointments, and more all in one screen.

    Download at: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=136890&package_id=151079

  • Eric R

    Use BBToday as your first icon! Instant access to email, phone, weather reports for next 5 days, stock quotes, tasks, appointments, and more all in one screen.

    Download at: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=136890&package_id=151079

  • Eric R

    You can use AOL IM via SMS instead of paying for the AIM Client.

    You can also connect to ICQ using Blackchat: http://sourceforge.net/projects/blackchat/

  • http://n/a Eric R

    You can use AOL IM via SMS instead of paying for the AIM Client.

    You can also connect to ICQ using Blackchat: http://sourceforge.net/projects/blackchat/

  • Lloyd

    With the 7100g you can press and release the button below the LCD with the phone icon to dial by number, or you can press and hold the phone button for a few seconds to bring up the address book to dial people by name.

  • Lloyd

    With the 7100g you can press and release the button below the LCD with the phone icon to dial by number, or you can press and hold the phone button for a few seconds to bring up the address book to dial people by name.

  • Neil Magahis

    While viewing a .jpg:
    To move horizontally across an image, hold the ALT key and roll the trackwheel.
    To zoom in on an image, press 3. To continue zooming into an image, hold the Shift key and roll the trackwheel.
    To zoom out from an image, press 9. To continue zooming out from the image, hold the Shift key and roll the trackwheel.
    To return to the original size of the image, press GH

  • Neil Magahis

    While viewing a .jpg:
    To move horizontally across an image, hold the ALT key and roll the trackwheel.
    To zoom in on an image, press 3. To continue zooming into an image, hold the Shift key and roll the trackwheel.
    To zoom out from an image, press 9. To continue zooming out from the image, hold the Shift key and roll the trackwheel.
    To return to the original size of the image, press GH

  • Neil Magahis

    While viewing a .jpg:
    To move horizontally across an image, hold the ALT key and roll the trackwheel.
    To zoom in on an image, press 3. To continue zooming into an image, hold the Shift key and roll the trackwheel.
    To zoom out from an image, press 9. To continue zooming out from the image, hold the Shift key and roll the trackwheel.
    To return to the original size of the image, press GH

  • ABer

    To hide or remove an application from the main screen pres Alt+trackwheel and either hide application or move it closer to the front or end of your list

  • ABer

    To hide or remove an application from the main screen pres Alt+trackwheel and either hide application or move it closer to the front or end of your list

  • Dan

    Use auto text to create various text shortcuts and misspelling corrections. Pay attention to words you use a lot or misspell a lot. I just type “r” for “are” and “u” for “you”, etc… I also use “thx” for “Thanks.”

  • Dan

    Use auto text to create various text shortcuts and misspelling corrections. Pay attention to words you use a lot or misspell a lot. I just type “r” for “are” and “u” for “you”, etc… I also use “thx” for “Thanks.”

  • Rich

    I use these shortcuts from the main screen all the time…. remember that “Dial From Home Screen” must be off (set this option in the phone application)

    k = lock
    d = notes
    m = mail
    c = compose
    o = options
    f = profiles
    a = address book
    l = calendar

  • Rich

    I use these shortcuts from the main screen all the time…. remember that “Dial From Home Screen” must be off (set this option in the phone application)

    k = lock
    d = notes
    m = mail
    c = compose
    o = options
    f = profiles
    a = address book
    l = calendar

  • tictacjoe

    Attach a thin strip of sticky velcro to the back of your Blackberry (on the battery cover) to give yourself a nice grip for sliding it out of the holster. Also, if you remove the clip from the holder, the unit fits much better in the front pocket of a pair of jeans.

  • tictacjoe

    Attach a thin strip of sticky velcro to the back of your Blackberry (on the battery cover) to give yourself a nice grip for sliding it out of the holster. Also, if you remove the clip from the holder, the unit fits much better in the front pocket of a pair of jeans.

  • TCollin6

    Want to remove that top bar when viewing a web-page?? Just press “u” and you will be able to see a little more on your screen!!!

  • TCollin6

    Want to remove that top bar when viewing a web-page?? Just press “u” and you will be able to see a little more on your screen!!!

  • mac fan

    Want to sync contacts, notes, to-dos, calendar with a Mac?

    Use PocketMac for BlackBerry

  • mac fan

    Want to sync contacts, notes, to-dos, calendar with a Mac?

    Use PocketMac for BlackBerry

  • http://www.pfannenbergusa.com/ Fred Tangelder

    I’m many of you travel and thus spend a lot of time in hotel rooms, conferences, meetings, airports, etc… Although another user has posted the 7100′s ability to have different rings while in the holster then when out, I have gone further and created custom profiles for; sleeping in hotels (escalating ring for phone calls only, no vibration, no lights), driving in a car (high volume classic phone ring> I can hear it even over the radio), meetings (vibration only). Also in agreement with the previous user I have different tones for phone, messages, tasks and appointments. Now if they only allowed me to program different rings for different individuals in my address book(one for the wife, one for the boss, one for my golf partner, one for my largest customer), I’d be in heaven!

  • http://www.pfannenbergusa.com Fred Tangelder

    I’m many of you travel and thus spend a lot of time in hotel rooms, conferences, meetings, airports, etc… Although another user has posted the 7100′s ability to have different rings while in the holster then when out, I have gone further and created custom profiles for; sleeping in hotels (escalating ring for phone calls only, no vibration, no lights), driving in a car (high volume classic phone ring> I can hear it even over the radio), meetings (vibration only). Also in agreement with the previous user I have different tones for phone, messages, tasks and appointments. Now if they only allowed me to program different rings for different individuals in my address book(one for the wife, one for the boss, one for my golf partner, one for my largest customer), I’d be in heaven!

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