Using the touchpad to navigate

The touchpad lets you move between apps, open menus, and more.

Switch between open apps

Point to the right or left edge of the screen (the pointer changes to the Image of Switch App Right icon or Image of Switch App Left icon icon), then left-click. Repeat until the app you want appears.

This screen shows the Switch App Right icon on BlackBerry Playbook tablet

Open the home screen to switch apps

Point to the bottom edge of the screen (the pointer changes to the Image of Home Screen Minimize icon icon), then left-click. The home screen appears where you can switch to another app.

This screen shows the Home Screen Minimize icon on BlackBerry Playbook tablet

Show the status bar

You can quickly check your notifications, the clock, and status indicators by opening the status bar.

Point to the top-right or top-left corner of the screen (the pointer changes to the Image of Show Status Bar Right icon or Image of Show Status Bar Left icon icon), then left-click.

This screen shows the Show Status Bar Left icon on BlackBerry Playbook tablet

Show the menu or options

Point to the top edge of the screen (the pointer changes to the Image of Show Menu icon icon), then left-click.

This screen shows the Show Menu icon on BlackBerry Playbook tablet

Open the virtual keyboard

Point to the bottom-left corner of the screen (the pointer changes to the Image of Show Keyboard icon icon), then left-click.

Move between pictures

In the Pictures app, tap a picture to open it. Tap the picture with one finger, then hold your finger on the picture and drag to move to the next picture.

Switch between views on the home screen

On the home screen, tap your finger, then tap and hold to drag to the next view.

Move an app

Double-tap the app icon, holding on the second tap. When the icon starts to blink, drag the icon in any direction.

Delete an app

Double-tap the app icon, holding on the second tap. When the icon starts to blink, click the trash can icon.

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