User Guide

Shortcuts: Typing with the touch screen keyboard

Depending on the typing input language that you're using, some shortcuts might not be available. Depending on the type of touch screen keyboard you're 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 CAPS lock

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

Type a symbol

Tap the Alt key. Tap the Symbol key. Tap the symbol.

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 Alt key. Tap the number key.

Type a number in a number field

Tap a number key. You don't need to tap the Alt or 123 key.

Turn on NUM lock

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

Move the cursor to edit text

Touch the text. Your BlackBerry smartphone 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

If you have more than one typing input language installed, and you're using the full keyboard, tap the language key. Tap an input language.



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