If you spend hours and hours a day using your Palm then by now you’ve picked up some little tricks that you can use to make your life easier. At least I have, and here are a few of them.
Dim the screen and lengthen battery life. Press Option and the Drop Down Menu key to dim the screen to half or quarter brightness to increase battery life. Sure, it won’t be as easy to read, but you may be able to go more than 12 hours without needing a charge. Try to find the right balance between increasing battery life and readability.
If you’re a battery life freak like me then you may want to take the following steps. Set VersaMail to poll less often for new mail (connecting and sending data kills the battery). Reduce overall screen brightness (Prefs – Power). Turn off Beam Receive if you don’t use it regularly (you should do this for security reasons too). And turn off Bluetooth in Prefs – Bluetooth if you don’t use it. These and the previous tip will increase battery life dramatically.
To find search everything on your Palm, press Option and Shift/Find to open the Find dialog. Enter the text you’re looking for, click OK, and search the entire device.
And here’s a tip we all need: Add smileys to your messages by pressing and holding the center control pad button.