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Use the trackball

Use the BlackBerry® Smartphone Simulator trackball to simulate using the trackball on a BlackBerry® device.
  • To navigate between fields, icons, and menu items, roll the trackball.
  • To select a field or a menu item, click the trackball.

BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator for BlackBerry devices that support the trackball assign the BlackBerry Wireless Handheld keyboard and mouse actions to the following BlackBerry Wireless Handheld functionality:

Task Keyboard steps Mouse steps with trackball mode on Mouse steps with trackball mode off

Turn trackball mode on or off.

Press F12.

  1. On the Edit menu, click Map Middle Mouse Button > Toggle Trackball Mode
  2. Click the middle mouse button.
  1. On the Edit menu, click Map Middle Mouse Button > Toggle Trackball Mode.
  2. Click the middle mouse button.

Click the trackball.

Press F9.

Click the left mouse button.

Click the middle mouse button on the trackball.

Roll the trackball.

Press the arrow keys.

Move the mouse.

Click and drag the mouse on the trackball.

Press the Escape button.

Press ESC.

Click the right mouse button.

Click the right mouse button on the trackball.

Note: Rolling the mouse wheel generates trackwheel rolls not trackball rolls. Although the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator will appear to be receiving trackball rolls, it is actually a trackwheel event.

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