Originally Posted by TheKindleWorm
Hi OP - the Title and Battery Icon at the top do disappear while reading after a few moments. This is a feature of the latest gen Kindle. I personally like it because I don't need to see these while reading. You can simply press menu if you need to look at it at any time - once you turn the menu off, it disappears again.
You cannot change how this works in any way unless someone has made a hack for it.
It confirms my suspicion, a firmware change! I've preferred leave that as an option, instead of forcing the user, like in Linux boxes, where you can customize almost everything. I find it useful instead of distracting, but maybe saves battery some way, I don't know.
Thanks for clarifying ..