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simon_a6
Posts: 400
Registered: ‎06-03-2011
My Device: 9900
My Carrier: O2

Can I custom shortcut keys from Homescreen?

I am thinking of getting the Bold 9900, but there is no side button on the left, like there is on the 8520 - which I use for IMing.

 

I've been told how to disable homescreen dialing with enables shortcut keys.  But how do I now alter a shortcut key, or ADD one, so for instance the zero button opens Instant Messaging?

 

Hope someone knows.

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JSanders
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Re: Can I custom shortcut keys from Homescreen?

You can't alter or change the keyboard shortcut keys... sorry.

The 9900 does have the one right side convenience key.

 

You can get an app like QuickLauch installed, that helps me with lots of shortcuts




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simon_a6
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Re: Can I custom shortcut keys from Homescreen?

Lovely, how does QuickLaunch work? Could you give me a link to view it please? I use BBM and What's app sooo many times a day, to not have a fast method to that would be a step back for me
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Re: Can I custom shortcut keys from Homescreen?

Well the 9900 is touchscreen... just touch the icon for either of those apps, keeping them on your homescreen. That's one.

 

For QuickLaunch, it's in AppWorld.

http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/721?lang=en




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simon_a6
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Re: Can I custom shortcut keys from Homescreen?

Thanks. Just so use to taking it out of holster, button on side (click without even lookin!), and in I go. That's why a button on the keypad would be best, since they didn't think to put the flippin button on the side. Thanks for the link.

Could be £3 well spent if i go for the phone. Do you have a 9900? How do you rate it over the iphone?
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Re: Can I custom shortcut keys from Homescreen?

the same finger of yours that would touch the key, can touch the icon :smileywink:

It's a touch screen device!

 

And, there's always the other convenience key if you want.

 

I can't compare the 9900 to the iPhone, two very different device.

Now, the 9860 is more similar and darn nice.




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Re: Can I custom shortcut keys from Homescreen?

Try touching the icon on screen with your eyes closed after taking it out of a holster.... you probably can't.
It's just something one gets use to - but I can take it out, click button and straight in without even thinking.

Will look at the 9860 too.
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simon_a6
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Re: Can I custom shortcut keys from Homescreen?

Ooops no, hate virtual keyboards. else I may have opted for Iphone.
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websterny
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Re: Can I custom shortcut keys from Homescreen?

From the Home screen press the "n" key, this launches BBM on my 9780 with OS6 (of course "dial from home screen" needs to be disabled to enable the quick launch keys)
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