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Blackberry Auto-lock

One of simple features missing from my Blackberry was the capability to automatically lock the blackberry when the screen fades. RIM had this cool idea where when you stick the blackberry into it’s case it automatically goes into lock mode, but sometimes you just want to keep your blackberry in your pocket, purse, briefcase, man-bag (or whatever it may be) without its case without having to worry about accidentally calling or e-mailing someone some jibberish.

This app is a simple, but powerful tool that directly integrates with your blackberry. Simply navigate your blackberry browser to the following link and install the autolock app.

Over The Air Install (OTA): http://www.geekandproud.net/blackberry/autolock/autolock.jad

The configuration settings of the app are as follows:

  • AutoLock keys: Enable/Disable
  • Delay after backlight shuts: 1 sec – 10 minutes
  • Action when plugged in: Don’t Lock / Lock
  • Action when on call: Don’t Lock / Lock

You can also download it to your computer and install it, but I’ve always found that process much more tedious.

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Blackberry Cut Copy and Paste Shortcuts

A friend of mine and I were sharing tips on blackberry tricks the other day when he showed me some shorcuts for Cut, Copy, and Paste (see immediately below). He found a  list of other shortcuts and e-mailed them to me so I figured I would post them here for others to use as well.

Cut, Copy, and Paste
You can also find other similar commands in the typing section below.
• To cut highlighted text when typing, press the Shift key and the Backspace/Delete key. 
• To copy highlighted text when typing, press the Alt key and click the trackball. 
• To paste highlighted text when typing, press the Shift key and click the trackball.

See below for even more shortcuts…