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Old 18-07-2008, 05:03 PM
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E71 Keyboard Shortcuts and other tips and tricks

Don't know if this one is well known (or in the manual which I haven't read) but I discovered today that a quick double press on the bottom left 'number shift' key locks it. Most useful when particularly navigating around the GMail app to invoke actions instead of keep pressing the button before every keystroke.

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I want to know about page up and page down, also cut, copy and paste. Any ideas?

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Copy and paste can, in some situations be done with Ctrl+C (but you need to hold down Func+Chr+C to get this on the keyboard). You can highlight text (in edit situations) by holidng the shift key and moving the direction pad. Copy will appear as on of the softkey labels.

Page up and page down are Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down. Again you access control by pressing the function key first (so Fn+Chr+Up on the keyboard. Doing this directly is awkward. You can press Fn then Ctrl+Up. If you doble tap the function key it becomes sticky (i.e. like cap locks and as tim describes above) and you can then do multiple page up and page downs eaily.

Also handy are the usual silent and Bluetooth keys. From the idle screen hold down # to switch between silent and general profiles. Press and hold down * to switch bluetooth on and off.

I have stickied this thread as I suspect it could be very handy for new users. Please feel free to add your own tips, shortcut and other such things. I may try and keep things consolidated if it gets confusing.
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Here's one more trick for Nokia E71 Keyboard that I find very useful -

Press Fn Key + Return Key for quick Mark/Unmark of items like Msg. emails etc. for deletion or moving.

In E51 & E61i doing this would automatically move the selection down to the second line, not any more in the E71 after this shortcut one has to move a line down by the down key, don't know why ?
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Old 22-07-2008, 10:24 AM
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madusa - I think that's shift and return rather than functions isn't it?
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madusa - I think that's shift and return rather than functions isn't it?
It's 'shift' + 'return' (or click navi button) to mark a single item or...
It's 'shift' + 'navi button down' to mark multiple items.

Don't suppose there is a quick key to mark an email as read? it's a pain keep going in the menu to do it.

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On keys that show a symbol or number, hold down the key to get it.

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Press 'fn' twice then press 2 for full screen
Press and hold 'navi button up' to fast forward
Press and hold 'navi button down' to rewind
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madusa - I think that's shift and return rather than functions isn't it?
Yup u'r right Rafe, thanks for correcting my mistake

Ratkat : Thanks for showing me how to do multiple item marking
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Also handy are the usual silent and Bluetooth keys. From the idle screen hold down # to switch between silent and general profiles. Press and hold down * to switch bluetooth on and off.
sounds cool...
What do you mean by "idle screen"? Is this the screen I get after having pressed the home-button? To press "#" or "*" I have to use the function button first. This opens up a command line window on m E71... !?

Thanks for shedding some light on this one.

21.9.08 10:15:24 edit:
I found it myself after having realized that pressing the keys longer does the trick...
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Copy and paste can, in some situations be done with Ctrl+C (but you need to hold down Func+Chr+C to get this on the keyboard). You can highlight text (in edit situations) by holidng the shift key and moving the direction pad. Copy will appear as on of the softkey labels.

Page up and page down are Ctrl+Up and Ctrl+Down. Again you access control by pressing the function key first (so Fn+Chr+Up on the keyboard. Doing this directly is awkward. You can press Fn then Ctrl+Up. If you doble tap the function key it becomes sticky (i.e. like cap locks and as tim describes above) and you can then do multiple page up and page downs eaily.

Also handy are the usual silent and Bluetooth keys. From the idle screen hold down # to switch between silent and general profiles. Press and hold down * to switch bluetooth on and off.

I have stickied this thread as I suspect it could be very handy for new users. Please feel free to add your own tips, shortcut and other such things. I may try and keep things consolidated if it gets confusing.


Am I an idiot? This doesn't work for me. I've had an E71 since November 2008 and I can't figure out how to cut and paste. This is particularly frustrating with urls. For example: even with Gravity that has an option to copy links to the clipboard, how do I paste them into my favourite browser?

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I want to know about page up and page down, also cut, copy and paste. Any ideas?
Why you not try to read the e71 user guide to get the answer, I think all the keys are presented. it is at http://www.phonesir.com/Nokia_E71_user-guides.html

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Dial 0800 Flowers?

Ok, I saw this trick somewhere but for the life of me I cant find it again...

I think it would be neat if someone could post the solution in this section..

How do I dial 0800 Flowers on my e71 qwerty keyboard if the numbers don't have the letters on them like a standard dial pad.

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Ok, I saw this trick somewhere but for the life of me I cant find it again...

I think it would be neat if someone could post the solution in this section..

How do I dial 0800 Flowers on my e71 qwerty keyboard if the numbers don't have the letters on them like a standard dial pad.
Dial 1-800 then hit the bottom left key once and then the shift key next to it twice and then spell out the rest of the word. Hit send and it will convert the letters to numbers automatically.

Edit: Be sure to hit 'Send' afterward to see the magic take place!

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Old 13-08-2008, 11:42 AM
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Thanks



Now I just need to wait till the 22 untill i get my E71 to try it out.

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crap, it looks like the north american version does not have the # key to switch profiles. just like the n95, they removed it. the n95-2 has this shortcut, but the n95-4 does not. my n95-3 had this until the newest firmware which then removed it. why on earth would nokia take this out of US handsets?

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Old 13-08-2008, 03:49 PM
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crap, it looks like the north american version does not have the # key to switch profiles. just like the n95, they removed it. the n95-2 has this shortcut, but the n95-4 does not. my n95-3 had this until the newest firmware which then removed it. why on earth would nokia take this out of US handsets?
I too noticed that. I even tried the shift key and holding down 'J' since that's the key that the '#' is on but all you get is lots of pound symbols. No silent/normal toggle. Seems that the shortest way on the E71 is tapping the power button once and scrolling down to silent.
 

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