How to Set Trackpad Sensitivity on a BlackBerry smartphone

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Did you know that you can easily set how the trackpad responds to your touch while using a BlackBerry® smartphone? For example, setting a high sensitivity level requires less pressure when using the trackpad. You also have the option of enabling the “Audible Roll” feature which plays a sound whenever the trackpad is being used.

Here’s a quick overview of how to do this as well as a video providing a more visual overview. Grab your BlackBerry smartphone and try customizing your trackpad sensitivity to see what works best for you!

Setting trackpad sensitivity

To set a higher or lower trackpad sensitivity, complete the following steps.

BlackBerry® 6 and BlackBerry® 7 OS smartphones

  1. On the Home screen or in a folder, select “Options”
  2. Select “Typing and Input” followed by “Trackpad Sensitivity”
  3. Change the “Horizontal Sensitivity” and “Vertical Sensitivity” fields
  4. Press the Menu key and select “Save”.

BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0

  1. On the Home screen or in a folder, select “Options”
  2. Select “Screen/Keyboard”
  3. Change the “Horizontal Sensitivity” and “Vertical Sensitivity” fields
  4. Press the Menu key and select “Save”.

Enabling trackpad sounds (aka Audible Roll)

BlackBerry 6 and BlackBerry 7 OS smartphones

  1. On the Home screen or in a folder, select “Options”
  2. Select “Typing and Input” followed by “Trackpad Sensitivity”
  3. Check the “Audible Roll” checkbox
  4. Press the Menu key and select “Save”.

To disable trackpad sounds again, complete the steps above but uncheck the box for “Audible Roll”.

BlackBerry Device Software 5.0

  1. On the Home screen or in a folder, select “Options”
  2. Select “Screen/Keyboard”
  3. Toggle “Audible Roll” to “Click”
  4. Press the Menu key and select “Save”.

To disable trackpad sounds again, complete the steps above but toggle “Audible Roll” to “Mute” instead.

Got a question about trackpad sensitivity on BlackBerry smartphone? Leave a comment and let me know!

About Ty Williams

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