BlackBerry Torch typing shortcuts

BlackBerry Torch 9800

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With so many BlackBerry Torch users out there now I thought I would just pass these articles on from BlackBerry and RIM to help you get the most out of your device.

Typing shortcuts for the touch screen keyboard

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available. 

Show the keyboard Tap a text field or tap the Show Keyboard icon at the bottom of the screen.
Hide the keyboard Touch the top of the keyboard and slide your finger quickly down the screen.
Insert a period Tap the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.
Insert an at sign (@) or a period (.) in an email address field Tap the Space key.
Capitalize a letter Tap the Shift key. Tap the letter key.
Turn on CAP lock Touch and hold the Shift key until the lock indicator appears on the key. To turn off CAP lock, tap the Shift key again.
Type a symbol Tap the Symbol key. Tap the letter key.
Type an accented character Touch and hold the letter key. Tap the accented character that appears on the screen.
Type a number in a text field Tap the 123 key. Tap the number key.
Type a number in a number field Tap a number key. You do not need to tap the 123 key.
Turn on NUM lock Touch and hold the 123 key until the lock indicator appears on the key. To turn off NUM lock, tap the 123 key again.
Move the cursor to edit text Touch the text. Your BlackBerry® device displays a frame around the cursor. To move the cursor one character at a time, touch the cursor frame and slide your finger.
Change the typing input language When you are using your device in landscape view or in portrait view with the full keyboard, tap the globe icon. Tap an input language.

Typing shortcuts for the slide-out keyboard

 

Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available. 

Insert a period Press the Space key twice. The next letter is capitalized.
Insert an at sign (@) or a period (.) in an email address field Press the Space key.
Capitalize a letter Press and hold the letter key until the capitalized letter appears.
Turn on CAP lock Press the Alt key and the Right Shift key. To turn off CAP lock, press the Left Shift key or Right Shift key.
Type a symbol Press the Symbol key. Type the letter that appears below the symbol.
Type the alternate character on a key Press the Alt key and the character key.
Type an accented or special character Press and hold the letter key and, on the trackpad, slide your finger left or right. For example, to type ü, press and hold U and slide your finger left until ü appears. Release the letter key when the accented or special character appears.
Type a number in a text field Press and hold the Alt key and press the number key.
Type a number in a number field Press a number key. You do not need to press the Alt key.
Turn on NUM lock Press the Alt key and the Left Shift key. To turn off NUM lock, press the Left Shift key or Right Shift key.
Highlight a line of text Press the Left Shift key or Right Shift key and, on the trackpad, slide your finger up or down.
Highlight text character by character Press the Left Shift key or Right Shift key and, on the trackpad, slide your finger left or right.
Cut highlighted text Press the Left Shift key or Right Shift key and the Backspace/Delete key.
Copy highlighted text Press the Alt key and click the trackpad.
Paste text Press the Left Shift key or Right Shift key and click the trackpad.
These shortcuts came from BlackBerry and RIM here and here
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