Simple Browsing Shortcuts and Tips for the Blackberry Playbook

Simple Browsing Shortcuts and Tips for the Blackberry PlaybookNow that the Blackberry Playbook is here,it's time that the Blackberry crowd's early adopters are rewarded for it.

The Playbook's great browsing experience can be amplified with some easy-to-use tips.

Address Bar as a Search Box

Simple Browsing Shortcuts and Tips for the Blackberry Playbook

Just like Google's Chrome browser, you can make your browser's address bar a direct gateway to search results. You don't need to open Google - just write your search query and press Enter.

Change your search engine by swiping the top bezel on the browse, selecting selecting “Options”.

This menu will show you the search engine you're currently on. You can change it here.

Put It On the Home Screen

Simple Browsing Shortcuts and Tips for the Blackberry Playbook

Websites you visit everyday can be placed on your Home Screen as icons.

Open any website, tap the star (the one with a green plus in the top right corner of your browser).

Now tap 'Add to Home Screen’.

Simple Browsing Shortcuts and Tips for the Blackberry Playbook

Name it, and you're done.

Take your Text Around

For text and images you want to copy or save, tap and hold (on the content).

This menu will open.

Simple Browsing Shortcuts and Tips for the Blackberry Playbook

Choose the option you want.

You need to specify a name to save an image. Keep the default extension as .jpg or .png - your Pictures application will be able to open it.

Downloading on Your Blackberry Playbook

Simple Browsing Shortcuts and Tips for the Blackberry Playbook

To open the files you've download, click on the “Downloads” button.

It shows up when you're swiping down from the front bezel online. The Downloads folder also syncs with your computer as a location of your downloaded files.

Increase the Screen Space on Browser

You can remove your address bar while in the Browser.

Simple Browsing Shortcuts and Tips for the Blackberry Playbook

Tap the little button to the right of the address bar to hide it.

To get your address bar back, swipe down from the top bezel. This is a temporary fix; to get it back completely, swipe down from the top bezel again, and now tap on the same switch

Refresh and a Cancel Loading a Page

Slightly obvious - there's a refresh button there!

Simple Browsing Shortcuts and Tips for the Blackberry Playbook

Cancel loading by pressing the X (it changes from the refresh button) (MensXP.com)

Also read: Tips and Shortcuts Every Blackberry User Needs to Know and Add BB applications from BlackBerry Desktop Software for PC

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