Tips: Doing things quickly
For full instructions, click the links under Related information at the bottom.
Access popular options such as setting the alarm, viewing
notifications, and turning on or turning off network
Highlight and click the areas at the top of the home screen.
See all the apps and folders on the Home screen, or
minimize the panel and view the wallpaper.
On the navigation bar, click All.
Switch to another app.
Press and hold the
key. Click an app.
Note: The other app might still be running in the
Open an app with a convenience key.
Press a convenience key on the side of your BlackBerry
Note: You can customize which app a convenience key
Toolbars are available in most applications, and appear at
the bottom of the screen. For example, you can click icons
on the toolbar in the message list to quickly search the
message list, compose an email, and delete the selected
message. To see a description for a toolbar icon, touch and
hold the icon.
Use pop-up menus.
Pop-up menus provide common available actions, and
appear in the center of the screen. For example, you can
use the pop-up menu in a message to file, forward, or reply
to the message. To open a pop-up menu, touch and hold
the screen or press and hold the trackpad. To select a
command, tap the icon or click the trackpad.
Tips and shortcuts
Switch to the Favorites, Media, Downloads, and Frequent
On the home screen, highlight All on the navigation bar and
slide your finger on the trackpad right or left.
Add an app to the Favorites panel.
Highlight an app on the home screen or in a folder. Press
key > Mark as Favorite.
Change options for the home screen such as the wallpaper. On the home screen, press the
key > Options.
Answer a call, turn on backlighting, or unlock the screen.
Open the slider.
Change what happens when you type on the Home screen,
Assign an application to a convenience key,
Keep an application running in the background and switch to another application,