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Old 11-15-2011, 01:42 PM   #1
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I've lost my home screen

Hi all

Have just returned from Ireland (Vox travelled with me) and I've noticed that my Kobo books home screen has disappeared.

I can access my books through the icons but the "choice of five" recently read books from the home screen has gone.

Any idea what stupid thing I've done? I tried a reset and syncing with Kobo desktop but no joy. I've trawled this forum for other hints. Would prefer not to factory reset if possible.

Can anyone help?

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Old 11-15-2011, 01:50 PM   #2
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You can do a Kobo App only reset, if needed. You didn't happen to install another launcher, along the way?
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The 5-book Kobo home screen is actually a widget. To get it back, first make sure the screen is clear of apps and widgets (one line of apps across the bottom is fine.) In the middle of the screen, do a long press until the "Add to Home screen" dialog comes up. Choose Widgets/Kobo Mosaic to get the 5 book widget.

You might have inadvertently dragged it to the trash.
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Jeez, you people are good.

Whatever dumb thing I did (like "trash"), the "Add to Home screen" worked. Thanks for your patience and speedy responses!!

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It's also nice to know that you can put it in the trash if you don't want it on that particular screen .
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There are even alternative home screen widgets for the Kobo app.
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It's also nice to know that you can put it in the trash if you don't want it on that particular screen .

I like the default "mosaic" homepage, as it encourages me to read with my Vox time!
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I enter through the library icon--that way the open book syncs with the kobo server before the book opens--gets me on the right page as I mostly read on my Touch. I thought you were returning the Vox, Anjohl.
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I enter through the library icon--that way the open book syncs with the kobo server before the book opens--gets me on the right page as I mostly read on my Touch. I thought you were returning the Vox, Anjohl.


Tech support fixed mine, things are fine ATM.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:38 AM   #10
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The 5-book mosaic is a 'widget'. If you tap-hold an empty part of the home screen you should be able to pick an option to add a widget. Choose that and then choose the Kobo Mosaic widget and you should have it back.
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The 5-book mosaic is a 'widget'. If you tap-hold an empty part of the home screen you should be able to pick an option to add a widget. Choose that and then choose the Kobo Mosaic widget and you should have it back.
Nice to see you here, Sameer. Sao also told us about that widget part a few posts back. Now, if you wanna stop by the hacking progress thread and let folks know how to boot into recovery, that would be really, really kewl .
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Nice to see you here, Sameer. Sao also told us about that widget part a few posts back. Now, if you wanna stop by the hacking progress thread and let folks know how to boot into recovery, that would be really, really kewl .
Thanks, sorry didn't see that post. I'll see what I can do.
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Thanks, sorry didn't see that post. I'll see what I can do.
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