When the announcement of the BlackBerry Q10 came long ago, one key question keyboard loving BlackBerry fans had was whether or not BlackBerry had included the classic keyboard shortcuts everyone had come to know and love. Those shortcuts, most would say, help make a BlackBerry a BlackBerry and removing them would disrupt the experience.

Luckily, we don't have to wonder what a QWERTY BlackBerry smartphone would be like without them because BlackBerry has maintained a lot of them.  While some have been removed because they're no longer relevant, over 200 keyboard shortcuts have made their way into BlackBerry 10 and ultimately the BlackBerry Q10 and we've got a growing list of them all.

To help keep things nice and neat we've pulled out the ones folks are most likely to use and outlined them below. As more are found through general use, we'll add them to the list as well.

BlackBerry Q10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Contacts

  • Any key - List views - Search

Calendar

  • P - Agenda/Week/Schedule/Month - Go to previous day/week/month
  • N - Agenda/Week/Schedule/Month - Go to next day/week/month
  • C - Agenda/Week/Schedule/Month - Create a new event
  • T - Agenda/Week/Schedule/Month - Jump to today
  • S - Agenda/Week/Schedule/Month - Switch to search view
  • I - Schedule and week view - Move between Day/Week/Month/6 Month in sequence
  • O - Schedule and week view - Move between Day/Week/Month/6 Month in sequence
  • D - Schedule and day view - Move between Day/Week/Month/6 Month in sequence
  • W - Schedule and week view - Move between Day/Week/Month/6 Month in sequence
  • M - Schedule and Month view - Move between Day/Week/Month/6 Month in sequence
  • E - Event detail - Switch to edit mode

Phone

  • Phone Any key - Call log screen, Call contacts screen - Initaites search.
  • Return/Enter - KeyPad screen - calls the number
  • Number keys - KeyPad screen - inputs digits
  • Enter/Return - Contacts search - Call top search result
  • Backspace - KeyPad screen -Clear
  • Numeric Keys - In Call screen - DTMF Tone
  • Enter/Return - In Call screen - Send MMI Command (in call keypad)
  • H - In Call screen - Place call on hold
  • $ - In Call screen - Toggle speakerphone

File Manager

  • T - Nothing focused - Top
  • B - Nothing focused - Bottom
  • S - Nothing focused - Search

Home Screen

  • Any key - Search/Type'N'Go

BlackBerry Hub

  • T - global, no focus - Jump to Screen Top
  • B - global, no focus - Jump to Screen Bottom
  • C - global, no focus - Create New Email
  • S - global, no focus Search, Find
  • R - global, no focus - Reply
  • L - global, no focus - Reply All
  • F - global, no focus - Forward
  • Backspace - Control has focus - Delete selected text or items, or revert auto-correct
  • N - Message preview - Next message
  • P - Message preview - Previous message
  • W - Message preview - Flag for follow-up
BlackBerry Messenger & Groups
  • T - Any scrollable screen - Jump to top
  • B - Any scrollable screen - Jump to bottom
  • Space - Any scrollable screen - Scroll down one screen length
  • Shift + Space - Any scrollable screen - Scroll up one screen length
  • N - Contacts Tab - Next section header
  • P - Contacts Tab - Previous section header
  • S - Contacts Tab - Invoke Search
  • Alt + Enter - Reply field - Insert carriage return
  • Enter - Text field - Send message
  • Long-press Enter - Screens with multiple input fields - Move focus to the next control
  • C - Edit status/ Select category sheet - Create New
  • R - Chat View/ Picture + List Comment - Move focus to reply field/ Comment field
  • I - Viewing a picture - Zoom in
  • O - Viewing a picture - Zoop out
  • E - User profile - Quick access to edit personal message
SMS / MMS
  • T -In chat - Scroll to top of page
  • B - In chat - Scroll to bottom of page
  • R - Message list view - Reply to message
  • C - Any screen - Compose message

BlackBerry World

  • T - Any List View - Jump to Top of view
  • B - Any List View - Jump to Bottom of view
  • N - Any List View - Jump to Next Section Header Below
  • P - Any List View - Jump to Previous Section Header Above
  • Space - Any List View - Scroll one screen length down
  • Shift+Space - Any List View - Scroll one screen length up
  • S - Any view - Search

BlackBerry Remember 

  • T - Nothing focused - Jump to top of screen
  • B - Nothing focused - Jump to bottom of screen
  • C - Nothing focused - Create new entry
  • Delete - Focused item - Delete selected item

Word To Go Card

  • A - Nothing focused- Select all
  • T - Nothing focused - Top
  • B - Nothing focused - Bottom
  • Space - Nothing focused - Scroll down one screen length
  • Shift + Space - Nothing focused - Scroll up one screen length
  • I (+) - Nothing focused - Zoom in
  • O (-) - Nothing focused - Zoom out
  • W - Nothing focused - Original size
Sheets To Go App
  • T - Nothing focused -Top
  • B - Nothing focused - Bottom (farthest down user-edited cell on that tab)
  • S - Nothing focused - Find
  • U - Nothing focused - Undo
  • Space - Nothing focused - Scroll down one screen length
  • Shift + Space - Nothing focused - Scroll up one screen length
  • N - Nothing focused - Next tab
  • P - Nothing focused - Previous tab
  • I (+) - Nothing focused - Zoom in
  • O (-) - Nothing focused - Zoom out
  • W - Nothing focused - Original size

Sheets To Go Card

  • T - Nothing focused -Top
  • B - Nothing focused - Bottom (farthest down user-edited cell on that tab)
  • S - Nothing focused - Find
  • U - Nothing focused - Undo
  • Space - Nothing focused - Scroll down one screen length
  • Shift + Space - Nothing focused - Scroll up one screen length
  • N - Nothing focused - Next tab
  • P - Nothing focused - Previous tab
  • I (+) - Nothing focused - Zoom in
  • O (-) - Nothing focused - Zoom out
  • W - Nothing focused - Original size

Print To Go

  • T - Nothing focused -Top
  • B - Nothing focused - Bottom (farthest down user-edited cell on that tab)
  • S - Nothing focused - Search
  • Space - Any scrollable screen - Scroll down one screen length
  • Shift + Space - Any scrollable screen - Scroll up one screen length

Instant Action

  • BBM (name) - Begin a BlackBerry Messenger message to a specific contact
  • email (name) - Begin an e-mail to a specific contact
  • call (name) - Begin a phone call with a specific contact
  • text (name) - Begin an SMS text message with a specific contact
  • Facebook (status message) - Update Facebook status
  • Twitter (message) - Post a tweet
  • LinkedIn (message)  - Update LinkedIn status