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DueNorth
Posts: 135
Registered: ‎09-25-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha
My Carrier: Rogers

BlackBerry Keyboard

I have developed apps for the Z10 and in the process of converting them to support Q10. However, I am trying to improve on usability. 

 

Per the developer guidelines:

http://developer.blackberry.com/devzone/design/bb10/keyboards.html

 

"Use shortcut keys to ease repetitive tasks and promote one-handed use. Give users direct access to common actions for a specific screen. For example, allow users to press "T" to move to the top, "C" to compose a message, "S" to search, "I" to zoom in, and "O" to zoom out."

 

Those seems fine if you have those short cuts underlined. 

 

Having never used a BlackBerry with a keyboard before, are there already common key strokes people use for activities like "Scroll Up" and "Scroll Down"? They don't have the rolling ball thingy anymore with the Q10 so I was wondering if there is an official guideline for this.  Sort of like how ASWD is used in games for navigation... but for a BlackBerry.

 

Thanks.

 

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Philipk
Posts: 676
Registered: ‎05-06-2012
My Device: Dev Alpha & PlayBook
My Carrier: wifi

Re: BlackBerry Keyboard

Figured I'd repost your link from the other thread here.

http://crackberry.com/blackberry-101-beginners-guide-keyboard-shortcuts

Now that I can use the shortcuts I'd like to know more on common suggested shortcuts as well.
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