We've rounded up the 16 best BlackBerry browser shortcuts, ensuring your can browse the web from your smartphone quicker and more efficiently.

Display BlackBerry Bookmarks list

Quickly display your BlackBerry Bookmarks by clicking 'K' at any point while on a web page.

Add a new BlackBerry Bookmark

Create a new BlackBerry bookmark by hitting your 'A' button while on the web page you wish to add to your list. Set the appropriate options in the following pop-up box, hit save and you're good to go.

View BlackBerry browsing history

To instantly view your BlackBerry browsing history, click the 'Y' key while surfing the web.

Quickly view, send a web page address

To rapidly determine the URL for a web page you're visiting, click the 'P' key. A prompt will appear that displays the page address and asks if you'd like to either copy the URL or send it via email.

Close BlackBerry Browser via keyboard shortcut

To quickly exit your browser, either hit your BlackBerry Escape key - located directly to the right of your trackball - or click the 'D' key. (Note: This shortcut did not work on my Curve 8900 running OS v5.0.0.90.)

Instantly Open 'Go To' page

The BlackBerry 'Go To' page displays a URL bar for specific page addresses, a search bar, your bookmarks list and BlackBerry history. You can access the page via your BlackBerry Menu key, but there is also a quicker way: Just hit your 'G' key on any web page.

Alternate between 'Column' and 'Page' views in BlackBerry Browser

You'll see two basic views available in the BlackBerry browser: Column View and Page View. Column View condenses the content of web pages into a single column that should fit the width of your device's screen - though it doesn't always work perfectly.

Page View renders web pages more like a desktop browser might, allowing you to scroll around left and right instead of viewing a single column page.

By default, your BlackBerry will be set to display the Page View. To switch back and forth between the two, click your 'Z' button.

Hide the BlackBerry Browser banner

By default, the BlackBerry Browser is set to display a thin banner across the top of web pages, but you can get rid of it to free up more screen real estate. To do so, click the 'U' key while on any web page.

The banner shows the title of the page you're visiting, along with device status information, such as the number of unread messages and network signal status, so you might want it. To display the banner again after removing it, just hit 'U' once more.

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