Saturday, December 30, 2006
Profiles controls ringing, sounds, and vibrating for e-mails, phone calls, direct connect, and appointments.
Press the “Enter” key to open the “Active” profile.
The strategy is for the Blackberry to do the following:
Appointment—Vibrate+Tone (different tone)
You can tell by the sound what is happening
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
The “Convenience Key” can be programmed. I want to be able to get to my task list quickly, so I have programmed the convenience key to take me to the task list.
You do that in “Tools” or “Options.”
- Go to “Screen/Keyboard.”
- Scroll down to “Convenience Key Opens.”
- Press the “Space” key until it says “Tasks.”
Pressing the Convenience Key from anywhere now takes you straight to your task list.
The post below gives several screen shots from this process.
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
One problem I was seeing was an error message that would prevent me from accessing the task list. I have not seen that problem since the first week I was using the device.
The other is a problem that not only has happened to me, but also to one of my co-workers. The BlackBerry was not making the correct sounds that the Profile was saying they should make. Instead of the phone using the ringer or sound we had selected, it either would not ring (but would only vibrate) or would use the default ring tone. Any alerts that had been attached to appointments or tasks would only vibrate even though the profile specified they would ring.
If you are seeing anything like this, the soft reset is a good first step. Simply hold down the ALT key, the CAP key, and press the DEL key. Another way to accomplish the same thing is to take the battery out and put it back in again. In either case, you do not lose any data. You will find it may take the BlackBerry several minutes to restart, so just be patient.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Done with the message? You can delete it by hitting the “Del” key.
There is no need to click the trackwheel and choose the delete option from there.
In fact, many of the tricks you will see here involve ways around using the trackwheel.