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Old 12-13-2011, 07:20 PM   #1
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:32 PM   #2
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If you press and hold on the book title on the Home screen, the thumbnail for the cover is pictured there.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:36 PM   #3
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If you press and hold on the book title on the Home screen, the thumbnail for the cover is pictured there.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:38 PM   #4
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Someone should write a hack that displays the book covers on the main page. Or maybe it'll be in a future amazon update.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:06 AM   #5
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/system/thumbnails contains cover images for most (if not all) of the books that I have on my Kindle Touch.

While there does not currently seem to be a way to view these on the KT itself, it does suggest that at some point, Home view will get an enhancement so that you can view the items with cover images displayed.

More evidence, if any were needed, that there are features in the pipeline that did not make it for the initial release.
I don't think that one can draw that conclusion. After all, all Kindles can display thumbnail cover images, so it's not unreasonable that they should be stored somewhere.
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Old 12-14-2011, 03:01 AM   #6
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How? I don't think I've heard of this before.
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How? I don't think I've heard of this before.
On the K3, select the book in the library, and click the right arrow on the 5-way controller. As has been said, on the Touch, tap and hold.
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On the K3, select the book in the library, and click the right arrow on the 5-way controller. As has been said, on the Touch, tap and hold.
Ah, I did know that I guess it was just too early in the morning when I made my last post.
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I'm sure amazon has tried it. I mean, all the other kids are doing it. My guess is they couldn't get the performance they wanted so they stuck with the text listing.
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I'm sure amazon has tried it. I mean, all the other kids are doing it. My guess is they couldn't get the performance they wanted so they stuck with the text listing.
Having owned devices which showed covers, a text listing is much easier to navigate, IMHO.
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