Customizing BlackBerry devices with touch screens

You can customize BlackBerry devices with a touch screen using the same elements that you use for other devices. However, you can customize additional UI elements for portrait and landscape modes.

Change BlackBerry device elements in portrait or landscape mode

You can change the banners, Application list screen, Lock screen, and Shortcut bar screen separately for landscape mode and portrait mode on BlackBerry devices with a touch screen.

  1. On the Toolbar, click Change BlackBerry Orientation ().
  2. To make changes in both landscape and portrait mode, click the Link Portrait and Landscape Changes button () if it is not already turned on. Changes you make in one mode are reflected in both modes.
  3. To specify images, fonts, or colors in landscape mode that are different from the items that display in portrait mode, click the Link Portrait and Landscape Changes button () so that it is turned off.

Design a Home screen that is different in landscape mode

You can design a Home screen that is different in landscape mode than in portrait mode for a BlackBerry device with a touch screen.
  1. In the Inspector, click the Home Screen button.
  2. On the Quick Edit bar, in the Home Screen section, select the Enable Landscape Homescreen check box.
  3. Change the orientation of the BlackBerry device.

Keep focus on an object

By default, when a BlackBerry device subscriber taps an object on a BlackBerry device with a touch screen, the focus fades away from the object. You can change the default to keep the focus on an object after it is tapped.
  1. In the Inspector, click the Home Screen button.
  2. On the Quick Edit bar, in the Home Screen section, select the Focused Object Remains in Focus check box.

Change background images for the Shortcut bar

The Shortcut bar appears only on BlackBerry devices with a touch screen.

  1. In the Inspector, click the Shortcut Bar button.
  2. In the preview area of the canvas, click the element in the Shortcut bar that you want to change the background image for.
  3. On the Quick Edit bar, click the drop-down list next to the name of the image.
  4. Click Change Image.
  5. Navigate to an image.
  6. Click Open.

Change navigation images for the Shortcut bar

The Shortcut bar appears only on BlackBerry devices with a touch screen.
  1. In the Inspector, click the Shortcut Bar button.
  2. In the preview area of the canvas, click a navigation image on the Shortcut bar (for example, the Up or Down arrow).
  3. On the Quick Edit bar, click the drop-down list next to the name of the image.
  4. Click Change Image.
  5. Navigate to an image.
  6. Click Open.