Depending on the typing input language that you are using, some shortcuts might not be available.
Search for an item on your BlackBerry® device
Start typing on the Home screen.
Search for a contact in a list of contacts
Type part or all of a contact name, or type initials separated by a
Search for text in a message
Search for text in a file or an attachment
Search for text on a web page
Search for text in a presentation
Note: You can change what happens when you type on the Home screen.
To search for text in a presentation, you must view the presentation in text view or in text and slide view.