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    I was just playing around with my new 8900 and found some shortcuts. Hold down the A key to lock the keys. Hold down the Q key to switch from current profile to silent and back.

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    So those keys are no longer speed dial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesjj View Post
    I was just playing around with my new 8900 and found some shortcuts. Hold down the A key to lock the keys. Hold down the Q key to switch from current profile to silent and back.
    That's correct.. on most BlackBerry models (QWERTY and SureType alike; though there are exceptions) the "*" key if held will lock the keys and the "#" will alternate between silent and previous profile.

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    So those keys are no longer speed dial?
    On the QWERTY model BB's the "*" and "#" keys are located differently to SureType. On the SureType, the "Q" and "A" keys can be used as speed dial keys; Not so on the QWERTY (I found that it took a bit of getting used to going from from my 8100 Pearl to my 9000 Bold). Though you do get a stack more speed dial keys on the QWERTY (13 on SureType compared to 25 on QWERTY).

    (Check out this thread for a list of shortcuts from the home screen; need to turn off dial from home screen - described in the thread).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedoan View Post
    That's correct.. on most BlackBerry models (QWERTY and SureType alike; though there are exceptions) the "*" key if held will lock the keys and the "#" will alternate between silent and previous profile.



    On the QWERTY model BB's the "*" and "#" keys are located differently to SureType. On the SureType, the "Q" and "A" keys can be used as speed dial keys; Not so on the QWERTY (I found that it took a bit of getting used to going from from my 8100 Pearl to my 9000 Bold). Though you do get a stack more speed dial keys on the QWERTY (13 on SureType compared to 25 on QWERTY).

    (Check out this thread for a list of shortcuts from the home screen; need to turn off dial from home screen - described in the thread).
    I have a 8320 and they are for speed dial. If I hold either of them down, it ask if I would like to assign a number to speed dial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaricanese View Post
    I have a 8320 and they are for speed dial. If I hold either of them down, it ask if I would like to assign a number to speed dial.
    It Didn't work with my curve 8320 either. That's why I got excited when I found It works on the 8900.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikedoan View Post

    (Check out this thread for a list of shortcuts from the home screen; need to turn off dial from home screen - described in the thread).

    Dial from home screen does not need to be set to NO
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesjj View Post
    Dial from home screen does not need to be set to NO
    Depends on which thing your talking about...

    . QWERTY one touch application launching... turn off dial from homescreen...

    . Hold the * key to lock keys, NO
    . Hold the # key to change profiles, NO

    It just sounded like the poster was a little new, and so I was offering a little information.. (my bad?)
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    Is there a way to delete the factory set buttons.... ie "A" for lock system, "Q" for Change profile to loud/vibrate etc. I only use a few of the speed dials, and its just my luck that the ones i would like to use are factory set and seem as though can't be deleted. Thanks for the help in advanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkyj62 View Post
    Is there a way to delete the factory set buttons.... ie "A" for lock system, "Q" for Change profile to loud/vibrate etc. I only use a few of the speed dials, and its just my luck that the ones i would like to use are factory set and seem as though can't be deleted. Thanks for the help in advanced.
    The short answer to your question is "no"... unfortunately...
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