All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

Old 20-07-2007, 08:43 PM
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missing pencil key ? - Use # hash key for mark/copy/paste

In hopes that other people will not be as disillusioned as I was when I found the pencil key was missing from my new S60 device, I am posting this answer:

Use the # (hash) key as you would have used the pencil key.

When in an input field where you have text available for marking, position the cursor where you want to begin marking, press and hold the # key, and then use the arrow keys to move the cursor to the end of the section to be marked.

If you're in a field with text already entered and T9 is on and the underline indicates that T9 is working with the word, use the arrow key to move the cursor so the cursor appears, otherwise pressing the #-key has some other effect.

Old 25-09-2009, 12:12 AM
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Hi, i'm planning on buying a nokia n79. And i noticed there's no Pen Button, and i read your post that it is possible to use the hash key as an alternative.

I currently have a nokia 3230 (it has a pen botton), i tried using the hash key instead, but it doesn't work. Does the hash key only work if the phone doesn't have a pen botton?


Old 21-10-2009, 12:09 PM
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hey thanx for sharing this info, I upgraded to N86 from my N91, and was really missing this small but handy pencil key,
The # key really works as the pencil key in N86...THANKS>>>>>>>>>>


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