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Posts: 70
Registered: ‎04-21-2011
My Device: Curve 8530 OS and playbook OS

Quick Guide to Keyboard and Typing

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Keyboard and typing                                        Typing with the touch screen keyboard


Show the keyboard

Tap a text field or swipe in from the bottom-left corner of the frame.

Hide the keyboard

Tap the

Hide Keyboard icon on the bottom-left corner of the keyboard.

Capitalize a letter

Tap the

Shift key. Tap the letter.

Turn on CAP lock*

Touch and hold the

Shift key. To turn off CAP lock, tap the Shift key again.

Type a symbol

Tap the

123 sym key. If the symbol you're looking for isn't displayed, tap the More Symbols key.

Type an accented or special character

Touch and hold a letter key to display a list of accented versions of the letter and special characters. Tap the accented or special character.

Type a number in a text field

Tap the

123 sym key. Tap the number. To show the standard keys again, tap the ABC key.

Change the keyboard type

On the home screen, in the status bar, tap settings (gear-like icon) >

Keyboard. Tap a keyboard type.


 *Note: You can also turn on the CAP LOCK  by touching the SHIFT KEY and swipe to the edge of the tablet.

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Regular Contributor
Posts: 87
Registered: ‎04-28-2011
My Device: Playbook 16
My Carrier: alaint

Re: Quick Guide to Keyboard and Typing

yes we know this already..thx though...the forum really needs to bed into more categories such as tutorial