Screen & keyboard: BlackBerry Curve 8520

Learn how to customize the screen and keyboard settings on the BlackBerry Curve 8520. Find out more on this page:

 

Backlight

Home screen

Keyboard

Multitasking

 

 

Backlight

Brightness

To make the screen backlight brighter or darker, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Screen/Keyboard.
  5. Scroll to and select Backlight Brightness.
  6. Scroll to and select the desired brightness level.
  7. Press the Menu key.
  8. Select Save.

 

Timeout

To change the time before the backlight times out, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Settings icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Options icon.
  4. Scroll to and select Screen/Keyboard.
  5. Scroll to and select Backlight Timeout.
  6. Scroll to and select one of the following options:
    • 2 Min
    • 90 Sec
    • 1 Min
    • 45 Sec
    • 30 Sec
    • 20 Sec
    • 10 Sec
  7. Press the Menu key.
  8. Select Save.

 

 

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Home screen

Add widget or shortcut

To add a widget or shortcut to the Home screen, follow these steps:

 

  1. Navigate to the desired item you wish to create a shortcut for (website, contact, or application).
  2. Press the Menu key.
  3. Scroll to and select Add to Home screen.

 

 

Delete widget or shortcut

To delete a widget or shortcut from the Home screen, follow these steps:

 

  1. On the Home screen, highlight the desired shortcut.
  2. Press the Menu key.
  3. Scroll to and select Delete.
    • Important: If you receive a prompt asking if you are sure because the application must be installed, you have not highlighted a shortcut and the application will be deleted.

 

 

Home screen wallpaper

To change the Home screen wallpaper picture, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Scroll to and select the Media icon.
  3. Scroll to and select the Pictures icon.
  4. Scroll to and select All Pictures.
  5. Scroll to and select the desired picture.
  6. Press the Menu key.
  7. Scroll to and select Set As Home Screen Image.

 

 

Lock screen wallpaper

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Keyboard

Change default keyboard

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Enter symbols & numbers

To enter symbols and numbers with the keyboard, follow these steps:

 

  1. Press the Alt key.
  2. Press the desired symbol or number.

 

 

Text entry mode

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Turn on / off haptic feedback

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Multitasking

Turn on / off multitasking

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Switch windows

To switch tasks or windows, follow these steps:

 

  1. Press and hold the Alt key.
  2. Press the Back arrow while continuing to hold Alt.
  3. Scroll to and highlight the desired application.
  4. Release the Alt key and the application will appear.

 

 

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