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Old 11-01-2010, 05:12 PM   #31
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This is the only hack I need. Now I don't have to run everything through Calibre just to get rid of full justification. Thanks so much. (I used EditPadLite - free.)
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:16 AM   #32
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I was hoping that

ALLOW_READING_INDICATOR = false

would remove the reading indicator at the bottom of the screen. No such luck, or I didn't have the magical incantation required. My justification toggle setting is still there but this didn't stick.

Personally I would like the reading indicator to go away like the status bar at the top, and give me the whole screen to read on (in PDF mode also). MENU button could reveal both.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:58 AM   #33
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Hi,

I have no problem modifying the reader.pref file. It saves fine and what not, but every time I restart the Kindle or the framework, it reverts back to how it was before, and all of my settings are deleted. Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong?
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:24 AM   #34
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Kranu:

I had the same problem - did it about three times a while back and each time it reverted and that line was missing.

About a week ago, I tried again after someone posted about justification in another thread.

I don't recall what I did but I believe that I rebooted and did not open anything on the kindle, edited that file and rebooted again. I think one has to be careful that the kindle does not re-write that file if the kindle is in some "active" state where it writes back its cached (or similar stored file) version.
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Old 02-08-2011, 01:31 PM   #35
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I know this has been said before elsewhere, but the Kindle should be on the home page before plugging usb in to edit reader.prefs. Then, after ejecting, go immediately to the settings menu and restart. If you do anything else, reader.prefs will revert to setting made before your changes. Also note that if you change the words per line setting in Aa menu, your margins will revert back to default.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:26 PM   #36
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:43 PM   #37
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I've tried this three times with 3.1 and failed to get it to work. It did work with previous versions. Amazon may have changed something with 3.1 that breaks this. Or I'm doing it wrong.
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:50 AM   #38
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I've tried this three times with 3.1 and failed to get it to work. It did work with previous versions. Amazon may have changed something with 3.1 that breaks this. Or I'm doing it wrong.
Are you getting the Justification option in the Aa menu? I just tried it (for the first time ever!) and it works. The first book I tried it on must be formatted to force full justification, but it is working with other books.

I used Programmer's Notepad for editing, just because I already had it.

Oh - and yes, I do have ver 3.1 installed.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:11 PM   #39
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Anybody else tested this with the new 3.1 update? I'd hate to lose the ability to toggle justification off.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:24 PM   #40
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Anybody else tested this with the new 3.1 update? I'd hate to lose the ability to toggle justification off.
The justification toggle still works fine for me after the 3.1 update.
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:05 PM   #41
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when I open reader.pref I only see this

#User preferences for Reader Booklet
#Fri Feb 11 19:04:17 GMT-05:00 2011
FONT_SIZE=25
LINE_SPACING=3
DICTIONARY=The New Oxford American Dictionary
JUSTIFICATION=full
HORIZONTAL_MARGIN=40
LAST_BOOK_READ=/mnt/us/documents/News/BBC News (fast)_2011-2-11.mobi
FONT_FAMILY=serif
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:10 AM   #42
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when I open reader.pref I only see this

#User preferences for Reader Booklet
#Fri Feb 11 19:04:17 GMT-05:00 2011
FONT_SIZE=25
LINE_SPACING=3
DICTIONARY=The New Oxford American Dictionary
JUSTIFICATION=full
HORIZONTAL_MARGIN=40
LAST_BOOK_READ=/mnt/us/documents/News/BBC News (fast)_2011-2-11.mobi
FONT_FAMILY=serif
The ALLOW_FONT_JUSTIFICATION line isn't supposed to be there. You have to add it yourself
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:18 AM   #43
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Anybody else tested this with the new 3.1 update? I'd hate to lose the ability to toggle justification off.
Works fine for me with 3.1. The update doesn't touch the .prefs file at all.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:04 PM   #44
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Thanks for this hack! It works great, but as mentioned some books have full-justification hard-coded, and this toggle won't override that

I'm using a K3 with Kindle OS 3.1.

For people where this didn't seem to work, I had the same problem, but that was because I didn't IMMEDIATELY restart the Kindle as indicated in the instructions. First I tried to use the switch, that seems to reset the config file so you lose your changes (as montalex mentioned above)

So it works for me. I sent a note to kindle-feedback asking why this wasn't just plain available and why we have to tap-dance to bend it to our will!

Thanks again.

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Old 03-24-2011, 01:02 AM   #45
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I have the opposite problem of many of you - I have a book that is left justified which I want to make full justified. I don't see the system folder, though. What am I missing?
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