Three Tips for Multi-tasking on the BlackBerry PlayBook


Since I’ve been using my BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet for a while now, I wanted to highlight some tips to help you multi-task – because, let’s face it, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is built for this! I’ll show you a nice tip for viewing notifications, switching to another song or changing settings on the fly, as well as my favorite gesture, full screen application switching. I’ll also share some insight into how you can customize the way your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet applications respond when you are switching between applications.

Grab your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet so you can try these tips out yourself, and let’s get started.

Peeking at the Status Bar

After becoming familiar with this gesture, I started to use it every time I pick up my BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. This feature allows you to quickly display the status bar while using another application, which means you can do things like lock your screen orientation or switch to another song – really handy!

All you need to do is swipe in from the top left or top right while using another application. To get back to your application, just tap the center of your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. For a visual overview, check out the screenshots below showing the before and after effects of using this feature.

Read more at the Inside BlackBerry Help Blog »

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