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Typing shortcuts for the touch screen keyboard

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available.

Show the keyboard

Tap a text field or tap the Show Keyboard icon at the bottom of the screen.

Hide the keyboard

Touch the top of the keyboard and slide your finger quickly down the screen.

Insert a period

Tap the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.

Insert an at sign (@) or a period (.) in an email address field

Tap the Space key.

Capitalize a letter

Tap the Shift key. Tap the letter key.

Turn on CAP lock

Touch and hold the Shift key until the lock indicator appears on the key. To turn off CAP lock, tap the Shift key again.

Type a symbol

Tap the Symbol key. Tap the letter key.

Type an accented character

Touch and hold the letter key. Tap the accented character that appears on the screen.

Type a number in a text field

Tap the 123 key. Tap the number key.

Type a number in a number field

Tap a number key. You do not need to tap the 123 key.

Turn on NUM lock

Touch and hold the 123 key until the lock indicator appears on the key. To turn off NUM lock, tap the 123 key again.

Move the cursor to edit text

Touch the text. Your BlackBerry® device displays a frame around the cursor. To move the cursor one character at a time, touch the cursor frame and slide your finger.

Change the typing input language

When you are using your device in landscape view or in portrait view with the full keyboard, tap the globe icon. Tap an input language.

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