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Home screen behaviour (BB9900 - OS 7.1)

Hello there.

 

Maybe I'm a bit confused but I cannot restore an old behaviour of my home screen, namely the tab functionality.

 

More explicitely, in the past, when I was hitting the "blue bar" in the top middle of the screen, this would toggle between a view with all apps displayed and a view with a "reduced" tab displaying only one row of icons.

 

Now, when I do this manipulation, I get either the home screen with all apps, either a blank/empty screen (just with the desktop image) - meaning no icon row at all!?

 

Am I just getting old or did I miss something?

 

In other words, is there a way to restore this toggle between "full screen" display and "one row" display instead of just totally disappearing from the screen?

 

I hope I'm clear enough ....

 

Needless to say that I have explored the options screen, did a battery pull and searched on the internet but I did not find an answer to this "problem".

 

Many thanks in advance if you can bring some explanation to this behaviour in the home screen.

I have a BB Bold 9900 under OS 7.1

 

Smiley Wink

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Re: Home screen behaviour (BB9900 - OS 7.1)

When you are in the "blank" homescreen, you should see a small arrow ^ at the bottom, centre. Using your finger, you can drag up to display 1, 2 or 3 rows of icons. This isn't an issue, it's the built-in functionality. ~ecm
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Re: Home screen behaviour (BB9900 - OS 7.1)

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Touch that 'bar' where it states "all" and either drag it up or down to display one, two or three rows of icons, or full screen.

 

**edit, I see I'm late Smiley Wink

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Re: Home screen behaviour (BB9900 - OS 7.1)

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Thanks a lot, it was so simple in fact ...

 

Actually, I very rarely use the touch-screen feature, I'm always using the "trackball". That's why I did not figure out this possibility by just touching the bar!

 

It may have happened unnoticed when I put the BB back in its pouch probably.

 

Thanks again, anyway.

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