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Quick hint: Caps lock on the keyboard

In case anyone is wondering.

 

You can activate caps lock on the PlayBook keyboard by pressing the SHIFT key and the swiping your finger towards the bezel.

 

The keys will stay as uppercase until you press SHIFT again or open the symbols keyboard.


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Re: Quick hint: Caps lock on the keyboard

Great tip.
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Re: Quick hint: Caps lock on the keyboard

I thought it worked for me by pressing and holding a shift key, but maybe I am remembering wrong.


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Re: Quick hint: Caps lock on the keyboard

jhanks... that does work as well. Oddly enough those two methods each illuminate the shift key differently. There is likely some difference we'll discover.
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Re: Quick hint: Caps lock on the keyboard

So have you found the difference between the two modes ?



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Re: Quick hint: Caps lock on the keyboard

They literally light up the shift key differently and that's all.

I prefer the swipe method becuase it's quicker to activate, wheras the illumination on the hold method shows that it's in caps lock.

Personal preference all the way Smiley Happy

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Re: Quick hint: Caps lock on the keyboard

Nice-
thanks for sharing this tip!
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Re: Quick hint: Caps lock on the keyboard

JUST TRIED IT AND IT WORKS GREAT.