Keyboard Shortcuts and Typing - BlackBerry Classic

Note Some shortcuts might not be available depending on the typing input language that you use.

Default Keyboard Shortcuts
Edit Default Keyboard Shortcut
Lowercase and Uppercase Letters
Numbers, Punctuation, and Symbols
Other Symbols and Accented Characters

 

Default Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard key Assigned action
A Open the Contacts app
B Open the BlackBerry Browser
C Compose a new message from Hub
D Create a new BlackBerry Remember note
H Open the BlackBerry Help app
K Lock your BlackBerry device
L Open the BlackBerry Calendar app
M Open the BlackBerry Hub
N Open BlackBerry Messenger
O Open the device settings
P Open the Phone app
Q Switch between Normal and Silent notification modes
R Open the Clock app
T Create a new BlackBerry Remember task
U Open the Calculator app
W or 1 Call voicemail

 

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Edit Default Keyboard Shortcut

  1. From the home screen, Tap Settings Settings icon.
    Note If not available, swipe down from the top of the display (where the time is located).
  2. Tap Shortcuts and Speed Dial Shortcuts and speed dial settings icon.
  3. Tap and hold the desired shortcut then tap Edit A Shortcut Edit settings icon.
    Note Alternatively, tap Delete Delete icon to remove the shortcut.
  4. Tap the desired shortcut type to edit then tap Done.
    • App Launch Shortcut
    • Quick Compose Shortcut
    • Speed Dial
    • Other Shortcut

 

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Lowercase and Uppercase Letters

  • To capitalize a letter, hold the letter key until the capital letter appears.
  • To turn on CAPS lock, press the Alt key Alt key + Right shift key Right Shift Key.
  • To turn off CAPS lock, press the Shift key Left Shift Key.

 

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Numbers, Punctuation, and Symbols

  • To type numbers in a number field, press the number keys. You do not need to press the Alt key Alt key. To type a letter in a number field, hold the number key until the letter appears.
  • To turn on NUM lock, press the Alt key Alt key + Left shift key Left Shift Key.
  • To turn off NUM lock, press the Shift key Right Shift Key.
  • To type the alternate character on a key, hold the Alt key Alt key and press the character key.
  • To insert a period, press the Space key Spacebar key twice. The next letter is capitalized automatically.
  • To insert the at sign (@) and periods in an email field, press the Space key Spacebar key.

 

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Other Symbols and Accented Characters

  • To type a symbol, press the Sym key Sym key. Tap to select the appropriate on-screen symbol or press the corresponding letter.
  • To type an accented or special character, press and hold the appropriate letter key then tap on-screen to choose the character.

 

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