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Posted by Supa_Fly
Hi Everyone,

I figured I'd create a new thread as a consolidation of tips for BlackBerry 10 as a whole ... maybe something for others to reference, and others even mildly interested.

BlackBerry 10 - Browser Tips Part 1
Source: http://helpblog.blackberry.co[....]03/blackberry-10-browser-tips/

Browser Startup Settings
Controlling what happens when you open the Browser is pretty easy. For example, you can have the Browser open a specific website, such as your favorite blog, or open and load any tabs (aka websites) you were viewing the last time you closed the Browser. To specify what you would like to occur whenever you open the Browser, complete the following steps:

1. Open the Browser and press the action key followed by tapping Settings
2. Tap Display and Actions
3. In the On Startup field, select one of the following options:

Show My Home Page – The Browser when opened will open display a specific website (based on the Home Page setting found in step 4)
Show Last Tabs – The Browser when open will load any tabs (aka websites) that were open the last time you closed the Browser
4. In the Home Page field, select one of the following options (Note: These settings only apply if you select Show My Home Page in step 3):

Open a New Page –The Browser when opened will show websites you’ve visited recently.
Open a Specific Page – The Browser will open a specific page. If you were viewing the website you would like to set as your Home page before accessing this settings menu, use the Current Page option to insert the website address or manually enter the website URL.
5. When finished, tap Back to save your changes.

Reader Mode
To help you focus on reading articles or other text on a webpage and remove distracting clutter like ads, you can use the Reader Mode. To do this, open the Browser, go to a website and press the action key followed by tapping Reader Mode.



Change your default search engine
Depending on what you are searching for, you may need to change your default search engine. To do this while using a BlackBerry smartphone, complete the following steps.

1. Open the Browser and enter a search term
2. In the top right corner, an icon that represents the default search engine will appear
3. Tap this icon, and from the drop-down list, select your desired search engine.

Add a website to your Home screen
If you want fast access to some of your favorite websites on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone, you should consider adding them to your home screen. To do this, open the Browser, go to a website and press the action key followed by tapping Add to Home Screen.
PS: I personally don't use this, I prefer not to have clutter on my smartphone home screen.

Bonus: Change permissions for specific websites
As you browse the Internet, you might grant permissions to allow websites to access information, such as your location. You can review and optionally remove those permissions at any time using the following steps:

1. Open the Browser and press the action key followed by tapping Settings
2. Tap Site Permissions and tap a website you’d like to review
3. Customize permissions and tap Back to save your changes, or tap the Trashcan icon to remove permissions for a specific website.

BlackBerry 10 - Browser Tips Part 2
Source: http://helpblog.blackberry.co[....]kberry-10-browser-tips-part-2/

1. Sharing is caring

Want to share that hilarious GIF with your best friend? Sharing the page you’re viewing on your BlackBerry 10 device is really easy, just tap the action key in the bottom right corner and select Share. From this menu you’ll be able to select a variety of options such as BBM, Facebook, BlackBerry Remember, etc.

Don’t forget you can use NFC to share as well! For example, let’s say you are looking at a really good article and you want to share the URL with your colleague who sits next to you. Provided your colleague’s device supports NFC, instead of copying and pasting the URL into a conversation, tap Share followed by NFC. After bumping devices, your colleague will get a prompt asking if they’d like to open the URL.

2. Clear your browser history

Did you do some secret shopping and forget to turn on Private Browsing first?? If so, here’s how to clear your browsing history!

Open the browser
Tap the action key followed by Settings
Tap Privacy and Security
Tap one or both of the following options:
Clear History
Clear Cookies and Other Data

3. Keyboard Shortcuts - Power of the Keyboard

If you’re using a BlackBerry 10 device with a physical keyboard such as the BlackBerry Q10 or Q5, here are several shortcuts you can take advantage of including one for Reader Mode!
NOTE: This is ALSO enabled on the Z10 in BB10.1 OS, just use 2 fingers to slide up from the bottom bezel to reveal the virtual keyboard on demand to use the shortcuts listed below.

Go to the top of a web page, press T
Go to the bottom of a web page, press B
Move down the screen, press Space
Move up the screen, press the Up arrow and Space
Go forward one page, press N
Go back one page, press P
Search text on a page, press S
Open your bookmarks, press K
Open your history, press H
Enter reader mode, press R
Refresh a web page, press L
Zoom in, press I
Zoom out, press O

Turn on Adobe Flash support

Depending on what websites you are visiting you might want to turn on Adobe Flash support. Here’s how to do it!

Open the Browser
Tap the action key in the bottom right corner
Tap Settings followed by Display and Actions
Set the Adobe Flash switch to On
5. Enable Desktop Mode

Similar to the previous tip, depending on what websites you are visiting you may want to optionally enable Desktop Mode so your browser loads the desktop version of a website instead of the mobile version. Be mindful of this setting though because until you turn it off every website you visit will display the desktop version.

Open the Browser
Tap the action key in the bottom right corner
Tap Settings followed by Developer Tools
Set the Desktop Mode switch to On
Bonus: Find files that you downloaded

After you download a file from the BlackBerry Browser you can go to the download manager to find it again, open it, and share it. In the Browser, tap the action key in the bottom right corner followed by Downloads.


BlackBerry 10 - Clear Browsing History
Source: http://helpblog.blackberry.co[....]g-history-using-blackberry-10/

Here’s how to clear your browsing history.

Open the browser.
Tap the action key followed by Settings.


Tap Privacy and Security.
Tap one or both of the following options:
Clear History
Clear Cookies and Other Data



PS: You can also enable Private Browsing from the same Privacy & Security Menu as well:
http://helpblog.blackberry.co[....]rivate-browsing-blackberry-10/

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BlackBerry 10 - Zip Files
Source: http://helpblog.blackberry.co[....]rry-10-working-with-zip-files/

Did you know that the BlackBerry 10 File Manager app supports Zip files, which makes sharing lots of files in a compressed package really easy?

For example, my fiancée took some pretty incredible pictures at our local park, so instead of sending me them one at time she zipped up her favorite pictures and sent me a Zip file using NFC.

Tip: Don’t forget that you can use NFC to share files! All you need to do is find the file you’d like to send, tap Share followed by selecting NFC. After doing this, provided your friend’s device has NFC as well, bump the back of your devices together to send the file.

How to zip files and folders

Open the File Manager app
Touch and hold a file or folder
Optionally tap Select More to select additional files or folders
Expand the action menu that appears on the right by tapping the three white dots
Tap Zip



After completing these steps, you’ll notice a Zip file is created and appears in the folder you are actively viewing. If you want to rename the Zip file, tap and hold the Zip file followed by selecting Rename from the menu on the right.



How to unzip a file

To preview the contents of a Zip file, tap on the Zip file and review the files within, or optionally tap Unzip along the bottom toolbar to extract the files.
You also have the ability to unzip a file using the following steps:

Open the File Manager app
Navigate to the location of the Zip file
Tap and hold the Zip file
Tap Unzip
Where can I learn more about the File Manager?

To learn more, open the Help app on a BlackBerry 10 device and search for File Manager or check out the user guide for your particular BlackBerry 10 device. I’d also recommend checking out the following video which provides a great overview of the various functions offered by BlackBerry 10 File Manager app.

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Posted by Supa_Fly
BlackBerry 10 Typing Tips
Source: http://helpblog.blackberry.co[....]day-blackberry-10-typing-tips/
note: (to up updated for Q10 within a few days as this is not fully consolidated)

1. Inserting Accented Characters & Symbols

Adding special characters is really easy, all you need to do is hold the key that corresponds with the accent or symbol you’d like to insert. After holding the key for a second you’ll be shown a list of available characters. For example, in the screenshots below I am holding the R key on a BlackBerry Z10. It works the same on a BlackBerry Q10.

Tip: To use accented characters in a text message complete the following steps:

Access BlackBerry Hub
Tap the action key in the bottom right corner
Tap Settings followed by Text Messages
Tap the Advanced icon and set Allow Special Characters to On

2. Turn on CAP Lock

For those that aren’t familiar with this shortcut, the next time you need to type something in uppercase consider enabling CAP Lock.

Physical Keyboard (BlackBerry Q10) – To turn on CAP Lock, press ALT and the Up arrow (shift key). When finished, tap the Up arrow (shift key) again to turn off CAP Lock.
Touch Screen only (BlackBerry Z10) – To turn on CAP Lock, tap and hold the Up arrow (shift key). After a second or two, you’ll notice a small line appears below the Up Arrow which indicates CAP Lock is turned on . To turn it off, tap the Up arrow again.

3. Enable and use predictions



Your BlackBerry device is designed to learn what you tend to say and where in a sentence you tend to say it, and it uses this information to try to predict what word you might type next. When you pause your typing, suggested words are displayed above the BlackBerry Keyboard. As you can probably tell already, this is a fantastic way to speed up your typing efficacy so I highly recommend trying it out by following the steps below.

Swipe down from the top of the home screen
Tap Settings followed by Language and Input
Tap Prediction and Correction
Set Show Predictions switch to On
4. Create Text Shortcuts

A quick way to speed up typing efficiency is to use text shortcuts. When you type a text shortcut, your BlackBerry device will replace the shortcut with a full word or phrase that you’ve defined. For example, one of the first text shortcuts I made converts ‘omw’ to ‘On my way! Seeya soon ’. To turn on text shortcuts, review your text shortcuts as well as create new ones, follow the steps below.

Swipe down from the top of the home screen
Tap Settings followed by Language and Input
Tap Prediction and Correction followed by Word Substitution
Set the Word Substitution switch to On
5. Add unique terms to your personal dictionary

If you find specific words that you are entering are getting marked by the spell check feature as being incorrect (you’ll notice a red line below the word), all you need to do is add these unique words to your personal dictionary and they won’t be marked as a spelling mistake going forward. With that being said, the next time this occurs and a word you are using that is correct, is marked as a spelling mistake, to add the term to your personal dictionary tap the word followed by tapping Add to dictionary.




To manage the personal dictionary, use the steps below to view, add, edit & delete terms if needed.

Swipe down from the top of the home screen
Tap Settings followed by Language and Input
Tap Spell Check followed by Edit Personal Dictionary
To add a new word, tap the plus sign
To edit a word , tap the word
To delete a word, tap the trashcan
Bonus –Swipe to delete!

For those using a BlackBerry 10 device that doesn’t include a physical keyboard, you have the ability to delete words by swiping your finger across the keyboard from right to left. Make sure you try out this shortcut and if you are using a right-to-left language, swipe from left to right to delete words instead.

IMPORTANT: Using the swipe across the keyboard to delete ... using 2 fingers will delete 2 words, using 3 fingers will delete 3 words, and so on; the difficulty is trying to fit 4+ fingers on the screen on the Z10. Bonus hint here is BB's wording about stating BB 10 device that doesn't use a physical keyboard, device is chosen not specifically Z10 so we know there'll be other touchscreen BB10 devices in the future.

EDIT: BlackBerry Q10 Keyboard Shortcuts!!
Understanding: This will hopefully show off the power of the physical keyboard and why some people still prefer it over the virtual keyboard. Considering how advanced the offering of virual keyboards on various platforms, namely Android, I find it odd these features/functions haven't been brought over as of yet. Rumor has it that the Z10 will get these shortcuts in BB10.2 update scheduled later this year (a Beta SDK has already been launched free to developers so this 'should' occur before too long).

I apologize for the messy layout as the source is from a PDF direct from BlackBerry and the copy is from columns, resulting in the paste layout below.

Clock
Enter
Alarm/ Bedside mode/ Timer
Expand time picker, when nothing focused

All HW keys (volume & keyboard)
Bedside mode
Snooze when alarm goes off
Space

Stopwatch
Starts/stops the stop watch
Delete

Stopwatch
Clear lap results, when stopwatch stops
Space

Timer (no focus)
Start/stop timer
Delete

Timer (no focus)
Reset timer
Contacts
Any key

List views
Search
Calendar
P

Agenda/Week/Schedule/Month
Go to previous day/week/month
N

Agenda/Week/Schedule/Month
Go to next day/week/month
C

Agenda/Week/Schedule/Month
Create a new event
T

Agenda/Week/Schedule/Month
Jump to today
S

Agenda/Week/Schedule/Month
Switch to search view
I
Schedule and week view
Move between Day/Week/Month/6 Month in sequence
O

Schedule and week view
Move between Day/Week/Month/6 Month in sequence
D

Schedule and day view
Move between Day/Week/Month/6 Month in sequence
W

Schedule and week view
Move between Day/Week/Month/6 Month in sequence

M
Schedule and Month view
Move between Day/Week/Month/6 Month in sequence
Calendar

E
Event detail
Switch to edit mode
Remember

T
Nothing focused
Jump to top of screen

B
Nothing focused
Jump to bottom of screen

C
Nothing focused
Create new entry

Delete
Focused item
Delete selected item
Word to Go card
A
Nothing focused
Select all
T
Nothing focused
Top
B
Nothing focused
Bottom

Application
Shortcut
Context
Command
Word to Go Space card
Nothing focused
Scroll down one screen length
Shift + Space
Nothing focused
Scroll up one screen length
I (+)
Nothing focused
Zoom in
O (-)
Nothing focused
Zoom out
W
Nothing focused
Original size
Sheets to Go T app
Nothing focused
Top
B
Nothing focused
Bottom (farthest down user-edited cell on that tab)
S
Nothing focused
Find
U
Nothing focused
Undo
Space
Nothing focused
Scroll down one screen length
Shift + Space
Nothing focused
Scroll up one screen length
N
Nothing focused
Next tab
P
Nothing focused
Previous tab
I (+)
Nothing focused
Zoom in
O (-)
Nothing focused
Zoom out
W
Nothing focused
Original size
Sheets to Go T card
Nothing focused
Top
B
Nothing focused
Bottom
Space
Nothing focused
Scroll down one screen length
Shift + Space
Nothing focused
Scroll up one screen length
N
Nothing focused
Next tab
P
Nothing focused
Previous tab
I (+)
Nothing focused
Zoom in
O (-)
Nothing focused
Zoom out
W
Nothing focused
Original size
Slides to Go T app
Nothing focused
First slide
B
Nothing focused
Last slide
U
Nothing focused
Undo
Space
Nothing focused
Jump to next slide in document
Shift + Space
Nothing focused
Jump to previous slide in document
Slides to Go N app
Nothing focused
Jump to next slide in document

Application
Shortcut
Context
Command
P
Nothing focused
Jump to previous slide in document
I (+)
Nothing focused
Zoom in
O (-)
Nothing focused
Zoom out
W
Nothing focused
Original size
Slides to Go T card
Nothing focused
First slide
B
Nothing focused
Last slide
Space
Nothing focused
Jump to next slide in document
Shift + Space
Nothing focused
Jump to previous slide in document
N
Nothing focused
Jump to next slide in document
P
Nothing focused
Jump to previous slide in document
I (+)
Nothing focused
Zoom in
O (-)
Nothing focused
Zoom out
W
Nothing focused
Original size
Slides to Go T presenter
mode
Nothing focused
First slide
B
Nothing focused
Last slide
Space
Nothing focused
Jump to next slide in document
Shift + Space
Nothing focused
Jump to previous slide in document
N
Nothing focused
Jump to next slide in document
P
Nothing focused
Jump to previous slide in document
I (+)
Nothing focused
Zoom in
O (-)
Nothing focused
Zoom out
W
Nothing focused
Original size
Print to Go T
Nothing focused
Top
B
Nothing focused
Bottom
S
Nothing focused
Search
Space
Any scrollable screen
Scroll down one screen length
Shift + Space
Any scrollable screen
Scroll up one screen length
File Manager T
Nothing focused
Top
B
Nothing focused
Bottom
S
Nothing focused
Search
Adobe Reader Space
List views
Scroll down one screen length
Shift+Space
List views
Scroll up one screen length
T
List views
Jump to Top of view

Application
Shortcut
Context
Command
B
List views
Jump to Bottom of view
Space
PDF open
Scroll down one screen length
Shift+Space
PDF open
Scroll up one screen length
T
PDF open
Jump to the first page of the PDF
B
PDF open
Jump to the last page of the PDF
N
PDF open
Go to next page
P
PDF open
Go to previous page
I
PDF open
Zoom in
O
PDF open
Zoom out
Music Any key
All (except player screen)
Search
Delete
Focused item
Deletes item in focus
Camera Space
Capture mode
Capture
Pictures Any key
All (except player screen)
Search
Delete
Focused item
Deletes item in focus
Picture Editor N/A
Videos Any key
All (except player screen)
Search
Delete
Focused item
Deletes item in focus
Search Any key
Search
Voice Control N/A
Calculator Enter
Finalizes the equation
Only in the Calculator Feature
Enter
Moves focus to next input field
Only in Unit Converter and Tip Calculator
Delete
Backspace
Home screen Any key
Search/Type'N'Go
Hub T
global, no focus
Jump to Screen Top
B
global, no focus
Jump to Screen Bottom
C
global, no focus
Create New Email
S
global, no focus
Search, Find
R
global, no focus
Reply
L
global, no focus
Reply All
F
global, no focus
Forward
Backspace
Control has focus
Delete selected text or items, or revert auto-correct
N
Message preview
Next message
P
Message preview
Previous message

Application
Shortcut
Context
Command
W
Message preview
Flag for follow-up
Lock Screen Any key
Wake screen
Numeric keys
Emergency call
Phone Any key
Call log screen, Call contacts screen
Initaites search.
Return/Enter
KeyPad screen
calls the number
Number keys
KeyPad screen
inputs digits
Enter/Return
Contacts search
Call top search result
Backspace
KeyPad screen
Clear
Numeric Keys
In Call screen
DTMF Tone
Enter/Return
In Call screen
Send MMI Command (in call keypad)
H
In Call screen
Place call on hold
$
In Call screen
Toggle speakerphone
VVM Space
Play/pause
$
Toggle speakerphone
Settings T
List view
go to the top of the list
B
List view
go to the bottom of the list
S
List view
search
/OOBE N
Any Screen (the shortcut is disable on some screens to avoid skipping manditory setup)
Next section
P
Any Screen
Previous section
Space
Any Screen
Scroll down the list one screen length
Shift+Space
Any Screen
Scroll up the list one screen length
T
Any Screen
go to the top of the list
B
Any Screen
go to the bottom of the list
Enter
Any text field (focus)
move focus to next text field, Submit
Alt + Enter
Any text field (focus)
move focus to previous text field
BBM T
Any scrollable screen
Jump to top
B
Any scrollable screen
Jump to bottom
Space
Any scrollable screen
Scroll down one screen length
Shift + Space
Any scrollable screen
Scroll up one screen length
N
Contacts Tab
Next section header
P
Contacts Tab
Previous section header
S
Contacts Tab
Invoke Search

Application
Shortcut
Context
Command
Alt + Enter
Reply field
Insert carriage return
Enter
Text field
Send message
Long-press Enter
Screens with multiple input fields
Move focus to the next control
C
Edit status/ Select category sheet
Create New
R
Chat View/ Picture + List Comment
Move focus to reply field/ Comment field
I
Viewing a picture
Zoom in
O
Viewing a picture
Zoop out
E
User profile
Quick access to edit personal message
BBM Groups T
Any scrollable screen
Jump to top
B
Any scrollable screen
Jump to bottom
Space
Any scrollable screen
Scroll down one screen length
Shift + Space
Any scrollable screen
Scroll up one screen length
R
Chat View/ Picture + List Comment
Move focus to reply field/ Comment field
Shift+Enter
Reply/Comment field
Insert carriage return
Enter
Text field
Send message/comment
I
Picture view
Zoom In
BBM Groups O
Picture view
Zoom out
C
List View, Calendar
Add items sheet, Create new calendar event
SMS/MMS T
In chat
Scroll to top of page
B
In chat
Scroll to bottom of page
R
Message list view
Reply to message
C
Any screen
Compose message
BlackBerry T World
Any List View
Jump to Top of view
B
Any List View
Jump to Bottom of view
N
Any List View
Jump to Next Section Header Below
P
Any List View
Jump to Previous Section Header Above
Space
Any List View
Scroll one screen length down
Shift+Space
Any List View
Scroll one screen length up
S
Search
Maps Spacebar
Place Detail Screen
scroll down



Application
Shortcut


Context

Command

Shift + Spacebar
Place Detail Screen
scroll up
T
Place Detail Screen

jump to top

B
Place Detail Screen

jump to bottom

Spacebar
Place Detail Screen from Search Results
scroll down
Shift + Spacebar
Place Detail Screen from Search Results

scroll up

T
Place Detail Screen from Search Results

jump to top

B
Place Detail Screen from Search Results
jump to bottom
N
Place Detail Screen from Search Results

next search result

P
Place Detail Screen from Search Results

previous search result

Places Spacebar
Directions List

scroll down

Shift + Spacebar
Directions List

scroll up

T
Directions List

jump to top

B
Directions List

jump to bottom

Spacebar
Search Results

scroll down

Shift + Spacebar
Search Results

scroll up

T
Search Results

jump to top

B
Search Results

jump to bottom

Spacebar
Place Picker Sheet (Favorites, Recents, Contacts)
scroll down
Shift + Spacebar
Place Picker Sheet (Favorites, Recents, Contacts)


scroll up

T
Place Picker Sheet (Favorites, Recents, Contacts)
jump to top
B
Place Picker Sheet (Favorites, Recents, Contacts)

jump to bottom
I
Place Picker Map

zoom in
O
Place Picker Map

zoom out
S
Map


Invoke search
Any key
My Places Tab (Favorites, Recents, Contacts)

Type-to-search functionality overrides any shortcuts




Posted by jameshopes
Helpful tips. I save it. If anyone lost their handbook for Blackberry 10 your post would be great help.


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