Use a keyboard shortcut
From the home screen, the physical keyboard keys double as shortcut keys. You can set up a key to open an app, compose
an email, speed dial a contact, and more. You can use both short-press shortcuts and long-press shortcuts on the physical
If you install a home screen other than the BlackBerry Launcher, you can't use keyboard shortcuts.
Slide open the physical keyboard.
With the home screen showing, do one of the following.
• Press a key that has a short-press shortcut assigned to it.
• Press and hold a key that has a long-press shortcut assigned to it.
Tip: To see what shortcuts are assigned to each key, on the home screen, touch and hold an empty area of the screen. Tap
> Keyboard shortcuts.