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Old 12-13-2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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Carousel annoyance

My wife and I have a pair of Fire HD7s which we really enjoy. One annoyance for us, though, is the fact that if either of us buys a book or mails a personal document, even if it is being sent to another device (i.e., KK), it shows up in the carousel of both Fires. As we have very diverse (and divergent) tastes, this is somewhat annoying.

Anybody know of a way to turn off this behavior?

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Old 12-13-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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It sounds like you have the Fires set to show everything in your Amazon Cloud. Set each category on each Fire to display only the items loaded on that device. To do so touch each category item (Games, Apps, Books, etc.) to display the items in that category, then touch the Device button at the top of the screen.

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Old 12-13-2012, 02:00 PM   #3
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A newly-purchased book or personal documents emailed will appear on the carousel regardless of the setting that displays content in each individual category (cloud/device).

As far as I know, the only way to avoid receiving book/document transactions made by others is to establish separate accounts for the devices.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:19 AM   #4
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It will Show BUT wont download! So just tap & Delete from Carosel. It will go to Cloud IF its not downloaded to your Fire.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
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It will Show BUT wont download! So just tap & Delete from Carosel. It will go to Cloud IF its not downloaded to your Fire.
But the question was how to get rid of the annoyance of it appearing on the carousel. Whether it downloads or not, you can still tap and delete it, but it is still an annoyance to have to do so.

I think the only actual solution would be to use different accounts, or get rid of the carousel entirely by using a different launcher. (Not a very elegant solution if you happen to otherwise like Amazon's UI.)
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:57 PM   #6
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What is even more annoying is that there is no way to "delete all." When I first got my Fire1, it suddenly had every book I purchased for my Kindle1. I had to remove them from the stupid Carousel one by one by one....

I would be perfectly happy if I could get rid of the wretched Carousel completely, but no way, unfortunately.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:31 PM   #7
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What is even more annoying is that there is no way to "delete all." When I first got my Fire1, it suddenly had every book I purchased for my Kindle1. I had to remove them from the stupid Carousel one by one by one....

I would be perfectly happy if I could get rid of the wretched Carousel completely, but no way, unfortunately.
Now that would be a great feature to have on all kindles. To give the user complete control of what they want displayed on the Carousel! To give them the choice of what is on it or not.
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Now that would be a great feature to have on all kindles. To give the user complete control of what they want displayed on the Carousel! To give them the choice of what is on it or not.
To have an Android device that act like others rather than the stupidly limited carousel and menu list. Icons, widgets etc. In fact only good thing about the fire is the choice on the Amazon store. The fire itself is, unusually for Amazon, a poor piece of hardware. Interface, battery, functionality (thinking zoom and audio here on books, skype). Cheap yes but...
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