Originally Posted by cyclops0000
And also, can the kindle recognize a double tap of the home button?
Yes. It would just be the Home key pressed and released twice during a short time period. You can read the keypress events in a script or a C program from the keyboard event device, or by calling the system "waitforkey" command. Of course, you need to do it in a separate thread so it does not stop video playback while checking for a keypress event. There are probably other ways to check for a keypress as well...