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Old 01-20-2012, 02:14 AM   #1
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Search for specific title (Kindle Touch)

I see search my items, but that brings up all the instances of that word in all books, how do I narrow this down to title? I must be overlooking something very obvious in my search through the manual and menu, or this is a strange omission?
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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It isn't easy to figure out but I finally found it buried in some doc. This is what you need to do. To find a book by authors do the following.

1. Go to the home screen
2. Select menu and make sure your are sorting by titles
3. Right below the menu you should have Page 1 of # with # being the number of pages on your kindle. Select that area and it will bring up another menu.
4. That new menu will allow you to jump to any page within your range but will also let you enter the first few letters of a book title to get to that page.

You can do the same for authors by changing your sort to authors instead of titles.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:18 PM   #3
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It isn't easy to figure out but I finally found it buried in some doc.
"Some doc" was presumably the Kindle User Guide, where it's clearly explained.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:44 AM   #4
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"Some doc" was presumably the Kindle User Guide, where it's clearly explained.
Whatever, it was not the answer to the question
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I see search my items, but that brings up all the instances of that word in all books, how do I narrow this down to title? I must be overlooking something very obvious in my search through the manual and menu, or this is a strange omission?
I would hit the CS with that question.

I do not know anything about kindle touch but I would assume it is not different from other kindles in its searching misbehavior.
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:52 AM   #6
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Just confirmed towhits method works on My Touch
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Of course it works. It's straight out of the User Guide!
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:56 PM   #8
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But it's not search. It's just sorting and trying to guess in which place the book is. What if you know only partial title and not the first word? When you are in trouble. Search on kindles is terrible. I'd like to search only title and author - it would make it faster. I usually want to search only those fields never the book contents before even opening it (when I can use search in the book)

I want to hold most/all of my library on kindle so I can re read when I want or read any book I get the urge without needing to plug it in PC. This means a lot of books are searched and it takes a while. To look up a title/author... Seems easier to sort and go to author or title if you know it, instead of searching. I'd prefer a quick search to find a book.

Also try searching book contents for a word which has very common similar form and again you will fail. It not only finds partial matches, it even takes a way the letters/modifies the search word to give you a bunch of results you don't need (search for running and you will get results with run too, dreaming>dream...). I actually contacted amazon about that. Maybe they will consider changing it or adding the option to search only title/author and search for exact match not similar. I know what I am looking for, don't mess with me like that amazon

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Old 03-14-2012, 12:16 AM   #9
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But it's not search. It's just sorting and trying to guess in which place the book is. What if you know only partial title and not the first word? When you are in trouble. Search on kindles is terrible. I'd like to search only title and author - it would make it faster. I usually want to search only those fields never the book contents before even opening it (when I can use search in the book)

I want to hold most/all of my library on kindle so I can re read when I want or read any book I get the urge without needing to plug it in PC. This means a lot of books are searched and it takes a while. To look up a title/author... Seems easier to sort and go to author or title if you know it, instead of searching. I'd prefer a quick search to find a book.

Also try searching book contents for a word which has very common similar form and again you will fail. It not only finds partial matches, it even takes a way the letters/modifies the search word to give you a bunch of results you don't need (search for running and you will get results with run too, dreaming>dream...). I actually contacted amazon about that. Maybe they will consider changing it or adding the option to search only title/author and search for exact match not similar. I know what I am looking for, don't mess with me like that amazon
Yep. This.
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Still no solution to such a simple thing?
It seems common sense to search only title and author fields.
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