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Cheat Sheet

BlackBerry Storm For Dummies

From BlackBerry Storm For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Robert Kao, Dante Sarigumba, Kevin J. Michaluk

Your BlackBerry Storm can improve productivity and change your life, and knowing shortcuts boosts your efficiency even further. Navigate the Blackberry Storm's screens with simple and easy-to-use keyboard shortcuts and finger gestures so that you can get finished with work and get on with the fun stuff!

BlackBerry Storm Typing Shortcuts

Speed up your typing on the BlackBerry Storm with these handy shortcuts. The typing shortcuts on your BlackBerry Storm are especially helpful when viewing an e-mail or a Web page or replying to an e-mail. To use the shortcuts with the letter keys shown in the table, the QWERTY keyboard must appear on the screen. To display the QWERTY keyboard, press the Menu key, and then touch-press Show Keyboard. You can use these shortcuts with any BlackBerry application:

Action Shortcut
Turn on Num lock Alt+left Shift
Turn on Cap lock Alt+right Shift
Turn off Num or Cap lock Shift
Go to top of a page or list T
Go to bottom of a page or list B
Insert period Space twice
Capitalize letter Letter and keep it held down
Insert @ or period for e-mail address Space
Type accented or special character Press and hold letter while you scroll trackball/trackpad left or right
Switch between input language Alt+Enter

BlackBerry Storm Message Application Shortcuts

When your BlackBerry Storm is in the Message List, you can use the following Message application keyboard shortcuts. To get to the BlackBerry Message Application, select the Messages icon from the Home screen. To use the shortcuts with the letter keys shown in the table, the QWERTY keyboard must appear on the screen. To display the QWERTY keyboard, press the Menu key, and then touch-press Show Keyboard.

To List (Storm 2 only) Shortcut
Incoming e-mail only Touch-press Alt+I
Outgoing e-mail only Touch-press Alt+O
MMS only Touch-press Alt+M
Phone calls only Touch-press Alt+P
SMS messages only Touch-press Alt+S
Voice mail only Touch-press Alt+V
To Navigate To Shortcut
Oldest e-mail Touch-press B
Newest e-mail Touch-press T
Previous day Touch-press P
Next day Touch-press N
Read next unread e-mail Touch-press U
Next older message of the e-mail thread Touch-press J
Next later message of the e-mail thread Touch-press K
Oldest delivery error e-mail Touch-press E
Next page Touch-press Space
To Search By Shortcut
Sender Tap and hold the sender’s name (you will see a progress bar below your finger)
Subject Tap and hold the e-mail subject (you will see a progress bar below your finger)
To Shortcut
Compose e-mail Touch-press C
Forward e-mail Touch-press F
Reply to Touch-press R
Reply to all Touch-press L
Search Touch-press S
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