01-05-2013 02:57 PM
Appreciate if anyone knows the answer to this...
Sometimes when I am entering text, the numbers 0-9 appear in one row above the top letters row ( the top row is "qwertyuiop") but most of the time this doesn't happen (the top row shows "qwertyuiop", not the nujmbers 0-9). Why does this happen? I can't remember in which cases the numbers popped up, meaning I can't remember what APP or DOC I was typing into at the time the numbers shown up.... but I would like to set my keyboard to ALWAYS show the numbers 0-9, just like on a QUERTY keyboard, since then I do not have to TAP the "123 sym" key to get keyboard keys with numbers 0-9.
P.S. I'm still working on solving another problem, the one I posted about, on how do you get a ppt to "play" (not "view" or "edit" I mean, but "run") automatically when it contains audio files particularly. When I solve this one I will post the solution, hopefully soon.
01-05-2013 04:09 PM
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01-08-2013 12:22 AM
01-08-2013 05:32 AM - last edited on 01-08-2013 01:09 PM by Chronos
1. I can save you all that time and effort working it out. It depends if the guy who programmed the field on the screen identified it as a password type in the coding. If so the extra row shows, if not it does not.
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01-08-2013 06:00 AM
Hi Lost_At_Sea. Well, good news as far as it goes so far. I have tested all 4 keyboard configurations and here's what I have found so far.
SOLUTION (in part - when using web pages):
--- All 4 keyboard configurations will result in a pop-up number row 0-9 in only ONE situation discovered so far. It is when you TAP on a PASSWORD field on a webpage.
--- When you TAP on a USERID or USERNAME, this will not happen.
--- When you are using your MESSAGES app and typing a new email, this also will not happen anyplace in the email, even in the "TO", the "CC", the "BCC" fields, where although you have the "at" symbol on the ALPHABET part of the keyboard, you do not get NUMBERS 0-9 (even though you might need them to complete an email address with numbers in it).
I'll still keep investigating further and post anything more I find. In the meantime, thanks very much for all your help and encouragement. It's a neat toy, this PB. The best thing about it so far, I find, is its ability to "anticipate" words when composing an email. That is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo intuitive and done sooooooooooo well by RIM. Added to that, the ease of screen movements and the security features options they built into this thing are incredibly good. I just don't see why anyone would want to buy an iPAD, do you?
Hopefully, RIM will solve my little PPT problem. I am writing to RIM about this and asking if they will consider building a solution into a future OS update. I am also asking them to try to improve their FILE MANAGER, which needs a lot of work yet.
01-08-2013 08:18 AM
I'm rockin the BlackBerry PRIV, Passport, Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook,BT Headset HS-700
01-08-2013 09:44 AM
I am sure that as time goes on, a lot of these small irritants will disappear. I think we will see a big change in the next 6 months.
agreed, BB10 looks awesome and cant wait to see it on playbook
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01-13-2013 10:23 PM
Well, well, well ---- rot my socks and call me a genius (or just give me a new pair and put it down to thorough investigative techniques and scientific breakthoughs! LOL!)
Ya know what .........................?
Well, here's what:
The "SOLUTION" I gave in the email of "Tuesday, January 8" (below or above this) is NOT the solution to this problem. Therefore, I have UNMARKED it as "SOLVED" and it will remain so until I publish the actual SOLUTION...
This is because through exhaustive investigation I have discovered something that is now known only to RIM. No post in this forum since the forum began has ever identified this feature of the PlayBook.
However, before publishing this intriguing little piece of scientific discovery, I am going to write to RIM to ask them to incorporate what I found and expand it into an improved feature in the very next OS update, if possible. If they do this, it will make the PlayBook ever so much more user-friendly (even though it is thoroughly user-friendly already).
I hope to publish results soon.