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View Poll Results: What settings do you use?
=Light= 9 13.43%
Always on 16 23.88%
Always on, except in optimal light conditions 14 20.90%
Only on during poorly lit conditions 27 40.30%
Only on when the text is not readable without 7 10.45%
=Full Page Refresh Rate= 10 14.93%
Every page 11 16.42%
Every 2 pages 6 8.96%
Every 3 pages 8 11.94%
Every 4 pages 3 4.48%
Every 5 pages 4 5.97%
Every 6 pages 38 56.72%
=Light Indicator Bar= 9 13.43%
Solid (Black) 23 34.33%
Clear 35 52.24%
=Auto OFF= 8 11.94%
15 minutes or under 32 47.76%
30 minutes 10 14.93%
45 minutes 1 1.49%
60 minutes 4 5.97%
Never 22 32.84%
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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Lightbulb User Preference Poll

Out of pure curiosity, I want to take a poll on Kobo Glo user preference in the following areas.

There are 4 parts, Light, Page Refresh, Light Indicator, and Auto Off.

Please vote only one (1) answer per section, and please do not select any of the =headers=..

Edit: I spelled preference wrong..is it possible to edit the title?

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Old 11-04-2012, 06:35 AM   #2
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Out of pure curiosity, I want to take a poll on Kobo Glo user preference in the following areas.

There are 4 parts, Light, Page Refresh, Light Indicator, and Auto Off.

Please vote only one (1) answer per section, and please do not select any of the =headers=..

Edit: I spelled preference wrong..is it possible to edit the title?
Sorry, too late, I've selected the headers. Too bad!
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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Sorry, too late, I've selected the headers. Too bad!
Haha, and you are not alone. Most, if not all, of them on purpose I would wager.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:53 AM   #4
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Well, 7 of 29 people selected the headers lol. Regardless, the results are pretty interesting, and some are rather surprising. I would've never guessed that so many people use 6-page full refresh, or such short auto-off times. What I was probably most interested in when I made this poll was how often the light is used, the result is more or less what I expected, except I would'nt've thought so many people would have it on at all times.

Anyhow, thanks everyone for your participation!
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Old 11-05-2012, 08:19 PM   #5
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... or such short auto-off times.
Interesting results, but I wonder on this one how many were like me and clicked that one thinking in relation to sleep, but rarely turn the device actually off.
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Interesting results, but I wonder on this one how many were like me and clicked that one thinking in relation to sleep, but rarely turn the device actually off.
I wondered the same thing, despite typing "OFF" in caps. I assume at least a few people made that mistake.

Even for auto-sleep, I find this somewhat surprising, I personally use 30-minute auto-sleep.
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I wondered the same thing, despite typing "OFF" in caps. I assume at least a few people made that mistake.

Even for auto-sleep, I find this somewhat surprising, I personally use 30-minute auto-sleep.
I have to admit, when I first read it, I read it as sleep. And 15 minutes is the default sleep value, so a lot of people will have left it at that.
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I have to admit, when I first read it, I read it as sleep. And 15 minutes is the default sleep value, so a lot of people will have left it at that.
Very true, I hadn't considered that.
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At first with my Touch I set auto-sleep at 5 mn and OFF at 10 mn, but it was really short, so for my Glo, I set it at 10 mn for auto-sleep and OFF at 15 mn. That way is really good for me and though I read with light on when it's to dim to read without I'm about 50% battery life left (wifi off) I charged it fully when I got it just a month ago today and then only connected it a few times to my computer to load books from Calibre. I've read 8 books (about 300 pages each) and began an other. I'm very pleased with it
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At first with my Touch I set auto-sleep at 5 mn and OFF at 10 mn, but it was really short, so for my Glo, I set it at 10 mn for auto-sleep and OFF at 15 mn. That way is really good for me and though I read with light on when it's to dim to read without I'm about 50% battery life left (wifi off) I charged it fully when I got it just a month ago today and then only connected it a few times to my computer to load books from Calibre. I've read 8 books (about 300 pages each) and began an other. I'm very pleased with it
That's a pretty impressive longevity. I tend to just leave it connected to my laptop for a while after I sideload books, so I wasn't sure how long the battery life actually was.
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Hmm, I am surprised at how many people prefer the bottom bar to be clear instead of dark.

Especially when (on another poll) a lot of people find the lowest light level to be too bright. I would have thought that if one finds the light level too bright the bottom bar configured to be dark will help (even if only a little).
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This poll is a bit confusing somehow.
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Out of pure curiosity, I want to take a poll on Kobo Glo user preference in the following areas.

There are 4 parts, Light, Page Refresh, Light Indicator, and Auto Off.

Please vote only one (1) answer per section, and please do not select any of the =headers=..

Edit: I spelled preference wrong..is it possible to edit the title?


You Betcha!


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Ah, that's how. Thanks!
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This poll is a bit confusing somehow.
It would've been nice if I could do a true multi-question poll. But I figured it'd be fine when the sections are separated by the headers (which were supposed to have 0 votes, and hence no bar), but people seem unable to resist the temptation to select the headers.
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