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Old 11-25-2011, 04:45 PM   #61
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There is still an issue with some SD cards.
A minor suggestion for those with SD card problems, I've had a couple cards that gave me grief until I copied the files off, reformatted them and copied the files back on. The touch has been quite happy with the cards ever since. (But maybe I was just lucky)

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Missing The ability to register and use it without having a Windows/Mac computer
While I do agree this is annoying, I have to point out that the Kobo is far from alone in this stupidity, I'm forever having to hook something up to a windows pc in order to 'initialize' it.

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a brand new and completely useless (to me) facebook button was added
Your not alone on that sentiment, there's obviously a money reason for "social networking" being added everywhere, but I'm not sure I know what it is.
A vendor I've dealt with for years decided a couple months ago that the only way to get the links to their firmware updates would now be from facebook. It took me a while (ended up talking directly to their CTO) but I got the links, and a few weeks back their 'real' website had the update links added back in.

Obviously I'm NOT a facebook user, but if there where "Hate" buttons along side those ubiquitous "Like" buttons I might be tempted when I have to deal with some of these people/places...
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:28 PM   #62
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:09 PM   #63
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So what about the page-turn performance issue with 1.9.14 that was mentioned earlier in this thread? Was that just an anomaly for a few people?
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:58 PM   #64
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Anyone having trouble updating? When I click on sync on the Kobo Ttouch, it tells me 'Preparing to update' and stays there... no progress after 20 minutes.

And when I tried it with the desktop, it just gets stuck on 'checking for updates' message.

Anyone has any idea if the servers are having trouble?
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:02 PM   #65
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I am one of the two page turn anomaly folks. I am also one of the people who beta test the Touch.

So far, there are just two of us with this problem that I know of. I have sent my sqlite Db to Kobo. They played with it and determined that it was not part of the problem. I am working with Kobo staff to figure it out. Our plan for the weekend includes me making some videos of the problem as it exists today, another after a factory reset and installation of the last beta before the release version, and then with a new release version applied. If the problem persists, then I will box up my Kobo and send it to the development teams for them to take a deep look whilst they send me a new device.

Even when a problem appears to only affect a very small number of users, the developers work very hard to understand and correct the problem. Amazing folks!
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:04 PM   #66
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Anyone having trouble updating? When I click on sync on the Kobo Ttouch, it tells me 'Preparing to update' and stays there... no progress after 20 minutes.

And when I tried it with the desktop, it just gets stuck on 'checking for updates' message.

Anyone has any idea if the servers are having trouble?
Just bought a Touch...and yeah I'd say the servers are down at the moment.
Maybe they've frozen things for a quick fix to something in the new firmware and/or desktop?
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Looks like the servers are fine again. Finally got mine updated. Love the new features!
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:37 PM   #68
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Hi All!
Has anybody figured out how the feature "Quickly preview Footnotes and Endnotes from linked text in a book" works?
I recently upgraded to a new FW, but don't see much difference in viewing footnotes. Actually, it's pretty difficult to select a link properly, device often just keeps turning the page.
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:22 PM   #69
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Hi All!
Has anybody figured out how the feature "Quickly preview Footnotes and Endnotes from linked text in a book" works?
I recently upgraded to a new FW, but don't see much difference in viewing footnotes. Actually, it's pretty difficult to select a link properly, device often just keeps turning the page.
I was wondering that myself actually; when I click a footnote, it does the same thing it always did.
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Mine is updating right now; but are you on a sideloaded ePub? This might be one of the features that hits KePubs first (then inevitably arrives for sideloaded books too!)
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Old 11-26-2011, 02:57 AM   #71
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I was wondering that myself actually; when I click a footnote, it does the same thing it always did.
Just tested this. It's Kepub only, at least for now. Works pretty well though. Side-loaded foot/endnote response still slow as ass.
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Did pull Kobo the links to their firmware images, i.e.

http://download.kobobooks.com/firmwares/kobo3/kobo3-1.9.$minor_version.zip ?

If anyone got a link to the new release, I'm tempted to upgrade.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:28 AM   #74
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Am I strange because I put all my books straight on to my Kobo? lol
Yes. I am strange too. Most of my collection is on calibre and I just put a few books I am interested in right on the kobo.

I used to use the sd card exclusively, but decided that I needed 8G for my Sansa Clip instead and didn't need several thousand books on my kobo at a time.

I also am slightly annoyed with the need to hook up to a Windows system every time I had to do a factory reset. (We run Debian Linux on our computers at home) But thankfully it is fewer and farther between, and I'm happy with it now.
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I don't think this is unique to this release, but I found myself able to download an epub directly from Project Gutenberg and it worked right away. No fancy cover, but who cares? I was tickled pink.
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