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Top 5 BlackBerry 7 Tips

August 24th, 2011


After BlackBerry OS 7 released, i have learned some BlackBerry 7 tips from some website and want to share with you.

   1. Add Music, Pictures and Videos to the Home Screen

  1. On top of being able to add a shortcut on your home screen to get quick access to websites, contacts and files, you also have the ability to add shortcuts to music, pictures and videos. For example, you can create a new folder on your home screen and add some of your favorite albums or playlists. Before we start, add a new folder – while on the home screen, press the Menu key and select Add Folder.

  2. Add to Existing Contacts

    Keeping contact information up to date is a lot easier in BlackBerry 7 OS than the previous OS, thanks to the ability to add contact information to existing contacts. To change a contact using information on your BlackBerry® smartphone – such as information in an email or a calendar entry – highlight the information you want to add to a contact and complete the following steps:

    1. Press the Menu key and select Add to Contacts.
    2. Select Add to Existing Contact.
    3. Select the contact.
    4. Review the changes followed by pressing the Menu key and selecting Save.
  3. Manage Home Screen Panels

    Control whether or not panels are used on the BlackBerry 7 OS home screen.

    1. On the home screen, press the Menu key and select Manage Panels.
    2. Select or clear the checkbox for each panel.
    3. Press the Menu key and select Save.
  4. Turn on or turn off audio and video shortcuts

    You most likely have discovered these shortcuts already, but if you haven’t, when you’re playing back audio or video, the BlackBerry smartphone uses the Volume and Mute keys as shortcuts to play, pause and skip. In the BlackBerry 7 OS, you now have the option to disable this feature if desired.

    1. On the home screen, select Media.
    2. Press the Menu key and select Media Options.
    3. Toggle the Allow Mute and Volume keys to control play, pause, and skip checkbox.
    4. Press the Menu key and select Save.
  5. Add Custom Search Engines to the Browser

    Find yourself searching a specific website such as knowledge base a lot? Why not add it as a custom search engine so you can search against it by default using the Manage Search Engines feature available in BlackBerry 7.

    If the website you are browsing supports this feature (such as this blog, for example) you can add it to your search engines list by pressing the Menu key. If supported, the Add Search Engine option will also appear and specify the search engine(s) you can add.

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