To many, it’s the best feature of BlackBerry typing. To get a period on your BlackBerry device, it might appear that you have to hit ALT+M. That can be a bit much, especially for longer communications. Yet most savvy BlackBerry users know that you can double click the spacebar to create a period. For many of it’s it’s wonderful. You just double click that bar and keep on typing as normal. It not only produces the period, but also capitalizes the next letter typed. Yet not everyone loves this feature. There are some people whose typing habits don’t fit with this. They end up with an uneditable mess of periods and capital letters where they do not belong. There’s some bad news for anyone who suffers from this problem. There is no way to stop it. Seriously. You can scroll through options from now through the next BlackBerry OS release, but you’ll never find an option that turns off the double-spacebar period. You can, however, mitigate the issue a bit. It involves changing a setting you probably never thought to change: your key rate. You’ll find this in Options – Typing and Language – Keyboard. Hopefully you’ve already been in this menu, turing Key Tone off. The option below that is what you’re looking for, though. If you’re having the problem with too many periods, change your Key Rate to Slow. That should remedy the problem as well as any other solution. It would be nice to find a way to completely correct this, but changing the key rate works for the time being. Via CrackBerry forums.
Tips for Tuesday: Stop getting a period when you double-click the spacebar
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