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BlackBerry: Home Screen Shortcuts

Part of the BlackBerry For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can use your BlackBerry so much faster when you know the shortcuts. When you're at the BlackBerry Home screen, use these keyboard shortcuts to quickly pop open an application. (In the Home Screen Preference screen, make sure you set the Launch by Typing option to Application Shortcuts.) Not at the BlackBerry Home screen? Simply press and hold the red End key.

The following shortcuts work for both QWERTY and SureType BlackBerry:

* key: Keyboard lock
# key: Switch between the Vibrate profile and current profile

The shortcuts in this table don't apply to the SureType BlackBerry (meaning the BlackBerry Pearl).

Applications Press
BlackBerry Messenger N
Browser B
Calendar L
Calculator U
Contacts A or C
Help H
Keyboard Lock K
MemoPad D
Messages M
On/Off Power key
Options O
Phone Send button or P
Saved Messages V
Search S
Tasks T
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