Originally Posted by clsdclsd
The usbnet remains up and running after leaving the the launcher (thanks Sergey, works great, as always :-)), but you can't have the browser using it, because when you start the browser, it triggers the wifi connection, and if it can't connect the browser wouldn't start. Using the Kobo's browser next to a computer is a bit pointless anyway :-)
Another problem is that the usbnet connects only the reader and the computer by default, you have to set the Kobo and the host computer to share the latter's internet connection, to be able to reach the Internet from the Kobo, for the Weather forecast app for example.
Sergey, clsdclsd, many thanks - so I guess the usbnet makes more sense for techies: but I'm learning
EDIT: and it is great that one can now exit the launcher with no need for a reeboot - the notepad is going to become very handy for taking longer notes in a book, or making comments that span several books - thanks a million!