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Old 09-11-2012, 08:21 PM   #16
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Jgaiser, even before the update, about half the time, the justification switch had no effect, sadly. I don't know why Kindle/Amazon makes this so difficult. Kobo devices allow full justification to be turned off reliably (and without a hack), and the iBooks app on iOS devices allow it, too (although the switch to turn it off is hidden in the Settings app).
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:31 PM   #17
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Jgaiser, even before the update, about half the time, the justification switch had no effect, sadly.
Well, then after a quick look through the books on my K3, it looks like things will continue to work the same for you. About 1/2 don't change.

And if you download any K8/AZW3 files, the option will be greyed out.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:32 PM   #18
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The link at the start of this thread is to the Amazon.co.uk (British) site; here's the link to the corresponding software-update page on the Amazon.com (US) site: Kindle Keyboard Software Update
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:27 AM   #19
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Amazon have just released a firmware update for the Kindle Keyboard (aka Kindle 3) which provides the Kindle Keyboard with support for Amazon's new KF8 ebook format that offers many advanced ebook formatting features.

It also includes new fonts, and several other features of later Kindles.

I was beginning to think that Amazon were never going to release a firmware update for this model. I'm very pleased to be proved wrong.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cust...deId=200594320

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Does this new firmware update cause any problems for the new tools_v5.3 at all?
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:51 AM   #20
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unless my eyes are deceiving me, it looks like they also shrunk the % bar.


edit-just compared it against my wife's un-updated kindle:yes, it is smaller by about 1/3, unless it's just the sharper contrast compacting everything.

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:09 AM   #21
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...New parental controls only extend to turning on and off your ability to access Archived Items, the Kindle Store, and the Experimental Browser with a password. None of the time control features that Jeff was talking about for the newer Kindles are included....
Super good news about the Archive, though. My grandson's Fire is registered in my name, and I'm not sure he's ready for Fanny Hill.

Well, he's probably ready, but I doubt his mom is.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:14 AM   #22
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The link at the start of this thread is to the Amazon.co.uk (British) site; here's the link to the corresponding software-update page on the Amazon.com (US) site: Kindle Keyboard Software Update
I hope that doesn't make a difference, because I just installed the firmware from the link in the first post.
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Jgaiser, even before the update, about half the time, the justification switch had no effect, sadly. I don't know why Kindle/Amazon makes this so difficult. Kobo devices allow full justification to be turned off reliably (and without a hack), and the iBooks app on iOS devices allow it, too (although the switch to turn it off is hidden in the Settings app).
It depends on the book. If the book creator has "hardwired" full justification into the book, eg with:

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then it's going to stay fully justified regardless of what option you choose.

It's never a good idea to hardwire such settings into books, but unfortunately many book creators do.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:37 AM   #24
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I have upgraded, and there are no new fonts, only more clarity in same fonts, I believe.
Thanks. I've updated the first post.
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Does this new firmware update cause any problems for the new tools_v5.3 at all?
I believe not. So feel free to update your firmware.
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The link at the start of this thread is to the Amazon.co.uk (British) site; here's the link to the corresponding software-update page on the Amazon.com (US) site: Kindle Keyboard Software Update
I don't think the link location (UK/US) makes a difference, but I've added the .com site link to the first post. Thanks.
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It depends on the book. If the book creator has "hardwired" full justification into the book, eg with:

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then it's going to stay fully justified regardless of what option you choose.

It's never a good idea to hardwire such settings into books, but unfortunately many book creators do.
Surely you can fix that in Sigil, no?
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Great news and text does look darker.

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I have upgraded, and there are no new fonts, only more clarity in same fonts, I believe. It looks good, and my Kindle seems a bit faster.
There are no new user selectable fonts, however, the default serif, sans serif and monospaced fonts have all been updated (added kerning pairs, OpenType layout tables etc.) You won't see a change unless you read books with previously unsupported Unicode ranges. E.g. Arabic, Hebrew, Tengwar or Klingon.
Hebrew is now fully supported, while Arabic can only be displayed without vowel signs.

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Does the firmware update change the behaviour of the wireless on/off switch. Or clearly asked is it still possible on V 3.4 to switch on/off wireless mode with a few cklicks? Thanks for a quick test for those who already updated.
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