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Old 05-06-2013, 05:36 AM   #91
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Ok, here's what I did (hoping it might help someone else too)

Factory reset, after that updated via wifi
(there's a renaming bit of the attached files because mobileread won't let me upload .tgz or .ini files, just rename them, no unzipping involved). And I still haven't found a way to remove the footer completely, any tips on that much appreciated.

1.

Hook up Glo to computer

Rename koboroot_telnet.zip to koboroot.tgz

Copy the file to the .kobo directory (make sure you have view hidden files on)

Remove USB cable, update will happen automagically


2.

Hook up Glo to computer

Rename koboroot_tweaks.zip to koboroot.tgz

Copy the file to the .kobo directory

Remove USB cable, update will happen automagically

3.

Rename kobotweaks.zip to kobotweaks.ini

Copy kobotweaks.ini to .kobo directory.

Power down your device, power up.

Click Library, and then the Home button again (the little house on the top left)

You should now have the tools menu on the bottom of your device. The kobotweaks.ini file is just a sample (I stole from somewhere), edit it as you like.
Attached Files
File Type: zip KoboRoot_telnet.zip (740 Bytes, 235 views)
File Type: zip KoboRoot_tweaks.zip (72.8 KB, 249 views)
File Type: zip kobotweaks.zip (620 Bytes, 274 views)

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:06 PM   #92
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goenieg,

Glad you got it. You might want to look at the Glo Night Mode thread as another nice thing to add to your new Tools menu.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:49 PM   #93
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im new here so i apologize if this is a known issue but is there a way to use tweaks to change the clock to the 24-hour format? the kobotweaks.ini file from goenieg's post has a setting for it but that setting isnt doing anything for me

edit:
found a solution to my problem here:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=206200

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Old 05-09-2013, 02:23 PM   #94
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No luck getting it to work on the Aura so far.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:03 AM   #95
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I can confirm too that it does not work on the Aura. What a pity !
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:30 AM   #96
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Look for some threads where changing the LOCALIZATION setting was being done by people to alter the time format.

Ah.. it was actually changing the DATE format. See How to get your Kobo to use non-US dates

I wonder if you can find a setting that would give you the desired time format though...

Ah... en_GB for instance

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Okay... what country speaks English, has a dd/mm/yy date and has a 24h clock?

...

Oh, nevermind, en_GB gives ddmmyy dates and 24h clock (hadn't expected that).

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Old 05-10-2013, 03:08 AM   #97
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It seems that changing the date format can cause an unexpected bug. See "Unexpected locale causes italic text to be displayed as bold with some fonts" on Bugs thread
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:11 AM   #98
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It seems that changing the date format can cause an unexpected bug. See "Unexpected locale causes italic text to be displayed as bold with some fonts" on Bugs thread
Please learn how to post links to a specific post in a thread.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:37 AM   #99
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It seems that changing the date format can cause an unexpected bug. See "Unexpected locale causes italic text to be displayed as bold with some fonts" on Bugs thread
Hmm! I like that. Was just reading a book in Large Print/Dead Tree format and on my Kobo - and wishing I could easily override the CSS to make all italics show as bold, the way they were formatted in the LP book. Italics are not good for those of us with eyes old enough to need LP books.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:57 AM   #100
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I also don't like italic on electronic devices, they render it very bad IMHO

@PeterT: I do know how to post anchor links, or I was not be able even to post the link to the first post. it was intended, since I suspect no one reads the first post of the Bugs thread. There's a link to the bug list in the 1st post anyway, and the list is in the second post...
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:38 PM   #101
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The previous version of Kobo Tweak used to start automaticly
but for some reason the current version doesn't.
I have to click Library and then the Home button each time
before I get to see the Tools menu.

Is this a known issue?
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:07 PM   #102
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The previous version of Kobo Tweak used to start automaticly
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I have to click Library and then the Home button each time
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Is this a known issue?
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:28 PM   #103
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one more point: under firmware 2.5.1 there is a considerable vertical offset (towards the top) of the menu bar invoked with the "tools" - before I could see the whole list of tweaks I had inserted, now two or three of them go off screen.
quick note that offset still there in 2.5.2 on the Mini
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:14 PM   #104
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Ok, here's what I did (hoping it might help someone else too)

Factory reset, after that updated via wifi
(there's a renaming bit of the attached files because mobileread won't let me upload .tgz or .ini files, just rename them, no unzipping involved). And I still haven't found a way to remove the footer completely, any tips on that much appreciated.

1.

Hook up Glo to computer

Rename koboroot_telnet.zip to koboroot.tgz

Copy the file to the .kobo directory (make sure you have view hidden files on)

Remove USB cable, update will happen automagically


2.

Hook up Glo to computer

Rename koboroot_tweaks.zip to koboroot.tgz

Copy the file to the .kobo directory

Remove USB cable, update will happen automagically

3.

Rename kobotweaks.zip to kobotweaks.ini

Copy kobotweaks.ini to .kobo directory.

Power down your device, power up.

Click Library, and then the Home button again (the little house on the top left)

You should now have the tools menu on the bottom of your device. The kobotweaks.ini file is just a sample (I stole from somewhere), edit it as you like.
Hi,

i just updated my glo to 2.5.2 and i dont get the kobotweaks work.
On 2.2.1 it worked very well.
I copied the files like you mentioned in 1.-3. powered off the glo and powered on, then clicked on library and home, opened an epub-ebook (and also a pdf and a kepub), but kobotweaks didnt show up.

What did i do wrong?
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Old 05-11-2013, 01:41 PM   #105
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Hi,

i just updated my glo to 2.5.2 and i dont get the kobotweaks work.
On 2.2.1 it worked very well.
I copied the files like you mentioned in 1.-3. powered off the glo and powered on, then clicked on library and home, opened an epub-ebook (and also a pdf and a kepub), but kobotweaks didnt show up.

What did i do wrong?
You'll have to edit kobotweaks.ini to tell it to use your firmware version.
Code:
[Global]
compatFirmware=2.5.2
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