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Old 10-02-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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[Custom Kernel] Next/Prev page using any buttons

I've been playing with some kernel hackery and I found simple way to change mapping of any key. This leads to so much desired next page using spacebar tweak.

This kernel includes :

- custom recovery initramfs from yifanlu (huge thanks!)
- my next page using spacebar tweak

Please notice that change in mapping is permanent and native ( in other words it doesnt need any further mods like launchpad etc. )



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Old 10-03-2011, 12:23 AM   #2
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Thanks! How does this affect normal usage of the spacebar? For example typing notes or searching? Also users should know that using a custom kernel will make the 3.3 update fail. (previous updates would just wipe the custom kernel back to stock).
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:18 AM   #3
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Input box won't appear because system recognizes spacebar as next page, but it will appear when you press right next page button.

Using this method you can make dvorak keyboard layout for kindle.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:39 AM   #4
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I mean, what if you want to type a note. Do you have to use the right turn key as space?
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:06 AM   #5
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Yes.

I think that best way would be to assign spacebar function to least used key (in my case left prev page) like this :

Next page function - right next page button
Next page function - left next page button
Next page function - spacebar button
Space function - left prev page button

As a result we have 3 next page buttons, and space under left prev page.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:12 PM   #6
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How is this installed?
I tried doing an update on 3.1 but it failed.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:14 PM   #7
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Also, this fails whether or not the kindle3 is jailbroken.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:38 PM   #8
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rananna, add :
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update_kindle_3.1_custom_kernel
in your /linkjail/etc/whitelist file.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:54 PM   #9
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Great! that fixed it - needed to add _k3w after the name to get it to take.
Thanks for the help!
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:40 AM   #10
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Works really good -but a suggestion.
Why not have the space bar be swapped with the back button, leaving the forward button available for use when it is convenient(ie: portrait mode for right handed people)
Having the forward button tied to the spacebar is somewhat limiting.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:41 AM   #11
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I support this suggestion also!
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:27 AM   #12
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Hi,

Very good initiative, seaniko7.

I'm just a beginner in Kindle's universe, and for that i will appreciate some other informations about your tweak.

1) This modification interferes in future updates?
2) How can i revert it (Kindle 3) to the original state?
3) How can i edit this tweak to change the function of other buttons. My intention is to put a forward function (left forward) in the place of the button "Y" (i'm from Brazil, that's why the Y button is of rare use). Just that. I don't want to change the spacebar function because i use it a lot (notes and calendar).
4) Jailbreak the device is not needed, right? (i did not jailbreaked it)

Thanks for the attention.
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:43 AM   #13
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rananna, I'll prepare such package soon.

Juliano Giaretta:
1) You'll need to uninstall mod first, to perform update in future ( for example to 3.4 )
2) I'll prepare uninstaller in next release
3) It's rather difficult to tweak this mod, unless you know how to compile Kindle 3 kernel, so I'll do it for you.
4) Jailbreak is obligatory to perform this mod.

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Old 10-13-2011, 07:36 PM   #14
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:29 PM   #15
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hi..how to remove this mod?
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