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Old 12-27-2010, 12:42 AM   #31
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@Bookworm_Girl: Thanks for correcting my tip. I really hope my new NC won't have anymore issues. But still, I got to say, it's a beautiful device. There's nothing in the market now that I can compare it with.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:11 AM   #32
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I just got one for Christmas and it's a very interesting little device! I found this thread looking for some tips and it's been totally useful!

I found that if you double tap the n on the homescreen, it'll open your last book where you left off. Therefore, if you're in an app or on the web if you triple tap the n, you'll go back to your book.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:26 AM   #33
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I just got one for Christmas and it's a very interesting little device! I found this thread looking for some tips and it's been totally useful!

I found that if you double tap the n on the homescreen, it'll open your last book where you left off. Therefore, if you're in an app or on the web if you triple tap the n, you'll go back to your book.
ahh very cool, thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:31 PM   #34
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Is there any way to set the reading font to a particular size and orientation and for the NC to open all books in the font and orientation? I can't seem to bring up a menu by holding my finger on the screen center.

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Old 12-30-2010, 05:58 PM   #35
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Shelf For Current Reads

Since we can't place sideloaded content onto the homescreen here's a way to gain quick access to several books/periodicals/docs you're reading without using the homescreen drop down list.

Do this after you have created all of your shelves.

Access My Shelves. Sort by Most Recent. Create a new shelf, Current Reads or something similar. Place all of the books/periodicals/docs that you're currently reading on this shelf. Your current reads always appear as the first shelf, making it easy for you to grab from your current reading pile.



If you have to add other shelves down the road, thus making Current Reads no longer the most recent one, delete the shelf and start the above process again. Don't forget to sort by Most Recent.

Edit: Someone has a twist on this. Much better than what I said to do.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...0&postcount=48

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Old 12-30-2010, 07:06 PM   #36
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Is there any way to set the reading font to a particular size and orientation and for the NC to open all books in the font and orientation? I can't seem to bring up a menu by holding my finger on the screen center.

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As far as I know, the only time landscape mode works for books is when you read a children's book or a PDF. Unfortunately you cannot view ePubs in landscape. I wish the NC would allow a two page landscape view like the Sony PRS950 does. The 7" screen is perfect for that view.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:10 PM   #37
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I got a beautiful wallpaper from Digitalblasphemy.com They have some freebies and have
various sized pics. I love this guy's stuff - go look

As to what I'd like to figure out.. I bought a book on B&N but since it is in their "cloud"
I don't have it on my harddrive.. not in Caliber... not in ADE.. don't like that. Think
I'll buy/download/sideload books.

If I'm wrong on that let me know - I'd like to be wrong!

Holding off on rooting until 2.2 comes out - supposedly in January - which means in March

Oh and I bought capacitive stylus for the Ipad - works on any finger touch screen - made turning pages easier and without smudges.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:35 PM   #38
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Is anyone aware of any soft-keys on the screen (or desktop for rooted users) that will do a shutdown with just a quick press and confirm?
Do you mean a full shutdown (power off)?

If so, I use Quick Boot

It gives both reboot and shutdown options (and recovery, but that's not useful until further hacking allows full nandroid access). I put the app on my homescreen, one click to launch the app, and one click to choose option. No further confirm unless you configure it to do so.

If you do use this, use the settings to hide the recovery and bootloader options.

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Old 12-30-2010, 07:42 PM   #39
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Do you mean a full shutdown (power off)?

If so, I use Quick Boot

It gives both reboot and shutdown options (and recovery, but that's not useful until further hacking allows full nandroid access). I put the app on my homescreen, one click to launch the app, and one click to choose option. No further confirm unless you configure it to do so.

If you do use this, use the settings to hide the recovery and bootloader options.
Thanks. Will try.
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:05 PM   #40
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I got a beautiful wallpaper from Digitalblasphemy.com They have some freebies and have
various sized pics. I love this guy's stuff - go look

As to what I'd like to figure out.. I bought a book on B&N but since it is in their "cloud"
I don't have it on my harddrive.. not in Caliber... not in ADE.. don't like that. Think
I'll buy/download/sideload books.
If you have a PC (rather than a Mac) you can get 'Nook for PC' & DL your 'B&N cloud' books to the PC that way. They end up in your c:\users\{YourLoginName}\My Documents\My Barnes & Noble Books\{YourRegisteredEmail}

I had the 'Nook for PC' before I got my NC.

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Oh and I bought capacitive stylus for the Ipad - works on any finger touch screen - made turning pages easier and without smudges.
Which stylus did you buy. I got these on Amazon but the tips don't swipe very well. I got them for my Droid because when the weather is cool & dry, my fingers sometimes don't do very well on the capacitive touch screen. It (the stylus) works OK for touching though.

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Old 12-31-2010, 06:38 PM   #41
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You can also download copies of your books for backup from your account's "My Nook Library" on the BN website. Each book in your library has a "Download" button, even samples too. With a Mac using the Safari web browser, the default download format is PDB files which are not compatible with the NOOKcolor. To change the download format to EPUB files, follow these steps:

1) In Safari, go to Preferences > Advanced. Then check the box that says "Show Develop menu in menu bar". You will now see "Develop" in the menu bar between the Bookmarks and Window menus.
2) From the menu bar, select Develop > User Agent > Internet Explorer 8.0. This effectively makes your browser appear to be IE rather than Safari to the Barnes and Noble website. It will think you are on a PC rather than a Mac.
3) Now download your books at the BN website, and they will be EPUB format.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:42 PM   #42
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these[/URL] on Amazon but the tips don't swipe very well. I got them for my Droid because when the weather is cool & dry, my fingers sometimes don't do very well on the capacitive touch screen. It (the stylus) works OK for touching though.
I got Targus Stylus for Apple ipad. the "stylus" is a bit misleading. The point needs to be roughly the size of a finger not a pen. The hot spot is too large for a pen size stylus. Picked it up at officemax for 15 bucks

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Old 01-05-2011, 10:32 PM   #43
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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.
Thanks, that's great to know.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:05 AM   #44
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Don't laugh at me too much, but I didn't realize that instead of swiping, you could just lightly tap the right side of the page to advance a page and lightly tape the left side of the page to go back. That's what happens when you don't read the manual. It is in the manual, I assume?
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:59 AM   #45
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Accented Characters

How to write accented letters in nookcolor virtual keyboard?

Simple: just "long-press" (press and keep pressed) each virtual key. (á à ã ä â, ç, etc..)

It will show accented characters available, so pick one.
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