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Old 12-02-2010, 09:51 AM   #1
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Nook color Tips and Tricks

I thought it was be nice to have a thread for us to share some tips and ticks that we have discovered using the Nook color or have seen from other forums, websites etc.

so if you have one please post it

Previous Screen/Return :

Along the bottom of the screen there is a black border. In that bottom black border you'll see from right to left the time; battery icon, then the menu arrow; then the reading now icon which looks like an opened book.

along that border swipe your finger from right to left, with a nice simple graze. Anyone who owns the orignal nook, the motion is identical to the page swiping motion.

You finger should be in motion before it grazes the screen, otherwise it may trigger the quick setting dialog box.

this will bring you back back the previous screen you were at. This works very nice.

I must give credit to someone on the Barns and noble nook forum.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:03 AM   #2
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Pandora

You don't need to sign out of Pandora for the app to quit. Simply pause the song before leaving the app. After a few minutes of being paused the app will quit on its own. When you return to Pandora you'll be logged in and on the same song that you paused. Just press play and resume.
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ahh very cool thanks SCION
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Wallpaper

Tired of the stock wallpapers?

I got this link from another forum:

http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_b...oads/date/any/

The person suggested using 1024 x 1024 iPad from the dropdown menu. It looks great. Assuming you're on a computer, click download, the image will open in another window, right click on it and save it to a folder on your computer.

Now transfer the images to the NOOKcolor. Place them in the "Wallpaper" folder which is located in the "My Files" folder.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:29 PM   #5
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Screenshot Image Capture

Here is one of my favorites. To capture a screenshot, press the Home "n" button and the minus "-" Volume button at the same time. A camera icon will appear in the lower left corner status bar indicating a Notification that says "Screenshot captured". Click on the notification and it will launch the image in the gallery. A copy of the image is saved to your Library in the folder /media/Screenshots in png format.

Tip: it just needs a quick simultaneous press so don't hold the volume button for too long or it can affect the image.
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Changing Pages When Viewing PDF in Quickoffice

Here is another tip that was not intuitive to me. When reading a PDF inside the Quickoffice viewer, swipe your finger "up" to move the page forward and swipe your finger "down" to move the page backward.

It took me awhile to figure out that it is not like the book viewer where you swipe left and right (or tap) to change pages!

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Is there a quick shortcut to go back to home screen?
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Do you mean besides pressing the "n"?
LOL, I totally forgot that button since I don't use it.
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LOL, I totally forgot that button since I don't use it.
I tried to respond in a polite way.
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when connecting to the computer make sure it is out of of sleep mode and unlocked
otherwise the computer won't recongnize it.

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