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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-04-2010
My Device: Curve 8900
My Carrier: T-Mobile

Focus based navigation outside Blackberry API's

Hi All,


Is there a way to achieve focus based navigation for HTML pages without using Blackberry API's.


Something that can be done on HTML pages so that when the page opens in the Blackberry, it allows user to navigate through the fields using the TrackBall.


I did figured out that it was possible inside the Blackberry widget by specifyingfollowing entry

    <rim:navigation mode="focus" />

in the config.xml. Just wanted to know if anyone is aware of achieving the same solely using the HTML/XHTML or anything else limited to web page.




Posts: 3,708
Registered: ‎10-16-2008
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: Focus based navigation outside Blackberry API's

Hi Barun,


The focus based navigation mode is currently only for BlackBerry Widgets.  The BlackBerry Browser either uses a pointer/cursor or touch and no option for focus based


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