Friday, May 9, 2008

5 Secret Blackberry Web Browser Shortcut Tips (plus free printable cheat sheet)

Do you love surfing the web on your Blackberry?Blackberry_Web_Browser_Shortcut_Tips

Did you know that you can use a single keypress in the Blackberry browser to go to your homepage (H), view a thumbnail image of the current webpage (X), or open your bookmarks list (L)?

Here are 5 "secret" Blackberry web browser shortcut tips guaranteed to speed your internet surfing and help you get the most out of the Blackberry browser.

G = Go to. Enter web page address.
H = Home page. Jumps to your homepage.
K = Bookmark list. Opens the bookmark list.
A = Add bookmark
I = History. View addresses of recent pages visited.

Printable cheatsheet with Blackberry web browser shortcuts:
(To print: right-click and select print picture from menu or print the entire page)

  Blackberry Browser Shortcuts Cheat-Sheet 
(I tested these on a Blackberry 8830. Please feel free to add comments for compatibility with other Blackberry models.)

Want to learn more tricks and techniques for your Blackberry? Here are two top-selling Blackberry guides on Amazon.

Blackberry for Dummies: (Read the Amazon reviews to see if it’s right for you. It gets some raves and some pans.) "BlackBerry For Dummies, second edition comes to the rescue with just what you need to know to get the most from this amazing device. It covers the newest BlackBerry models and all the latest developments." From the book description.

BlackBerry® 8800 & 8300 Curve Made Simple: (Only one Amazon review so far, but you can use Amazon's "browse the book" to read some sample chapters.) "Both beginners and advanced users will learn a great deal from this new comprehensive guide to the BlackBerry® 8800 and 8300 Curve Smartphones. This truly is the Definitive guide to the BlackBerry." From the book description.

Also, take a look at this long list of Blackberry shortcuts from Blackberry 101 tips on the RIM website for the Blackberry 8800 series. Also, check out the BlackBerry HTML Web Browsing FAQ at Blackberry forums.