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Old 08-06-2011, 09:29 AM   #16
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Same here! I also tried facebook page, but it will exit to the last book I was reading. ON the gmail, works ok!
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I updated earlier today. The touchscreen response is definitely much, much better!

I tried to access some email on my gmail account the other day and failed ... just couldn't get back to my inbox. Tried it just now (just for a test) with the update and it works like a charm. The onscreen keyboard also gives me (fat fingers) much fewer mis-types.

A worthwhile download!
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:35 PM   #17
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Pissed about the lack of setting to control page refresh. This is the single largest problem with the STR for me and it's surprising that this update is based on "user feedback" but the refresh issue is still not addressed. The issue is exacerbated by my love and use of serif fonts.

If they don't fix it by the time the Kindle touch comes out I'm jumping ship.
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Pissed about the lack of setting to control page refresh. This is the single largest problem with the STR for me and it's surprising that this update is based on "user feedback" but the refresh issue is still not addressed. The issue is exacerbated by my love and use of serif fonts.

If they don't fix it by the time the Kindle touch comes out I'm jumping ship.
Which problem(s) would this solve for you? What font and text size do you want to use that is not to your liking?

I may be wrong, but I don't think page refresh frequency is related to font quality (if a font looks crappy, it looks just as crappy after a full page refresh as it does 5 pages later without one). It might solve problems with ghosting or suit someone's preferences around frequency of e-ink 'flash'—neither of which I experience as problems myself.

I do find that text at smallest sizes does not look great (some fonts are better than others). If one could load custom fonts on somehow (as Kobo Touch allows), that could go a long way to addressing this. Alternatively if there were a 'saturation' adjustment that made for a higher ratio of black-to-grey pixels (like Sony), that would help.

Anyway, they ignored my feedback about wanting multi-level TOC support so I also found the update underwhelming.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:52 PM   #19
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Anyway, they ignored my feedback about wanting multi-level TOC support so I also found the update underwhelming.
This is the feature I'd like to have.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:52 AM   #20
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I don't find any different for this update..., but I think they do a good job enhancing the touch screen. No fail swipe to turn page anymore
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:00 AM   #21
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Refreshing does clean up the text. By the time you get to the 5th page (with serif fonts its easier to see) you get lots of jaggies and ghosting from previous words and your letters look too faint.

I manually refresh every page (double tap "N" button) and notice the difference -- especially when in direct sunlight.

And I do use alternate fonts. If you edit your epub file you can embed whatever font you want!
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Did you guys automatically get the update when you turned on wifi or did you have to download it manually. Have had the Nook's wifi turned on for 6 or 7 hours and nothing yet.

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Did you guys automatically get the update when you turned on wifi or did you have to download it manually. Have had the Nook's wifi turned on for 6 or 7 hours and nothing yet.

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It's not a hassle to manually update if you want to download it from here:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/c....asp?PID=35681
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It's not a hassle to manually update if you want to download it from here:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/nook/c....asp?PID=35681
Thanks Tim. I did download the update and instructions. I was just wondering if the majority got it automatically or had to do it manually.

Thanks for the link.

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Thanks Tim. I did download the update and instructions. I was just wondering if the majority got it automatically or had to do it manually.

Thanks for the link.

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It does it automatically, usualiy. I read that B&N Are pushing the update sorted by serial number. Just leave it on with wifi on and all of sudden you will find it on your Nook. I ieft it on for a couple of days and voilà, I returned home and the updated Nook was waiting for me. I have read that it needs to be rebooted, but I actually did not see it, it did all without me being present.
If you are in a hurry, you can do it manually.
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Thanks Tim. I did download the update and instructions. I was just wondering if the majority got it automatically or had to do it manually.
I seldom have WiFi on (on the Touch or the earlier Classic), so any time there's an update, I do it manually. With this current update, I did turn WiFi on and waited about 10 minutes and nothing happened, so I turned it off and did it manually.

With my Color Nook, since WiFi is almost always on (for surfing, email, etc), I just let it do it itself.
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It does it automatically, usualiy. I read that B&N Are pushing the update sorted by serial number. Just leave it on with wifi on and all of sudden you will find it on your Nook. I ieft it on for a couple of days and voilà, I returned home and the updated Nook was waiting for me. I have read that it needs to be rebooted, but I actually did not see it, it did all without me being present.
If you are in a hurry, you can do it manually.
Thanks. How do you reboot it. Just turn it off and back on?

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I seldom have WiFi on (on the Touch or the earlier Classic), so any time there's an update, I do it manually. With this current update, I did turn WiFi on and waited about 10 minutes and nothing happened, so I turned it off and did it manually.

With my Color Nook, since WiFi is almost always on (for surfing, email, etc), I just let it do it itself.
We usually don't keep it on either, but he left it on so it would update.

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Refreshing does clean up the text. By the time you get to the 5th page (with serif fonts its easier to see) you get lots of jaggies and ghosting from previous words and your letters look too faint.

I manually refresh every page (double tap "N" button) and notice the difference -- especially when in direct sunlight.

And I do use alternate fonts. If you edit your epub file you can embed whatever font you want!
There may be some individual variation from one Nook to another on this. I really don't see any of this on my Nook.
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Thanks. How do you reboot it. Just turn it off and back on?

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You do not have to reboot it. The nook STR will download the update in the background if WiFi is on. Then, when it is not used, it will apply the update and reboot itself, so you will most likely not notice, unless you are looking at it when it happens to restart itself (it will show a splash screen telling you that it is applying the update).
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