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Customize the slideboard

With slideboard, you can slide the keyboard left or right to access quick phrases and the number pad. You can customize the quick phrases, or swap the position of the quick phrases and the number pad.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.
  2. Tap >
    Language & input
    .
  3. Tap
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    or
    Keyboard Settings
    >
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    .
  4. Tap
    Keyboard extensions
    .
  5. Do one of the following:
    • To edit a quick phrase, tap a phrase. Type a new phrase and tap
      OK
      .
    • To swap the location of the number pad and quick phrases, tap
      Access the number pad
      or
      Access quick phrases
      . Tap an option.

Customize the slideboard number pad

You can change the number pad layout, and you can add symbols, emojis, or special characters to the slideboard number pad.
  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.
  2. Tap >
    Language & input
    .
  3. Tap
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    or
    Keyboard Settings
    >
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    .
  4. Tap
    Keyboard extensions
    .
  5. Tap
    Slideboard options
    .
  6. Touch and hold a symbol, emoji, or special character and drag it to the desired place on the number pad.
    • To see more items you can add, at the top of the screen, tap a category. To see more categories, swipe to the left.
    • To add a symbol using a Unicode value, tap the
      Custom
      category. Tap . Type a value. Tap
      Add
      .
To change the number pad back to the original layout, tap >
Reset to default layout
. To remove all items from the number pad, tap
Clear the number pad
.

Turn off the slideboard

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen once using two fingers, or twice using one finger.
  2. Tap >
    Language & input
    .
  3. Tap
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    or
    Keyboard Settings
    >
    BlackBerry Keyboard Settings
    .
  4. Tap
    Keyboard extensions
    .
  5. Turn off the
    Slide the keyboard for more actions
    switch.
To access the slideboard settings quickly, slide the keyboard left or right, and tap at the top of the keyboard.