Why is Software in Applications List in BOLD Text?

By Adam Zeis on 24 Jul 2009 10:40 am EDT
Our good friend and contributing CrackBerry writer Al Sacco of CIO.com wrote up a great article on why some software listed in the Applications list are listed in bold text. I have to admit, I always wondered about this but never really looked for an answer. I formulated many reasonings on my own, but never took the time to do my CrackBerry duty and seek out the real reason. As it turns out, any applications listed in bold in the Applications list are those which have modified permissions. Permissions allow applications to access your device (allowing Interactions, Connections and User Data to be accessed). So if you have downloaded something and changed the deafult permissons, it will appear in bold in the list. Pretty cool (and perplexing) stuff. This is one of the most asked questions by a lot of BlackBerry users, and Al did a great write up of the answer. Head over to CIO.com and check out the full article.
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Why is Software in Applications List in BOLD Text?


Awesome!!! It was always bugging me too but never took the time to do a search. I figured it permission related...but nice to know it's been confirmed.

Why would I care? That's pretty obvious, isn't it? I would care because I can easily glance at the list and know that I have modified the permissions.

I'm happy thats been clarified. I was always wondering when i went into the applications section.

I remember that one was even mentioning he/she thought that the apps in bold are the ones eating memory or a cause for a memory leak.

Glad I wasn't then only one that ever wondered about that, but had no clue or the energy to find out on my own.

0h my goodness I just noticed this Wednesday & wondered why ?! Glad he cleared it up, u learn something new on CB everyday !