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Old 07-10-2013, 10:42 AM   #361
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the arc is kobo's multimedia tool much the same as the kindle is amazons and the nook is barnes and noble. ultimately the aim is to get you to buy their products. you would be far better advised to buy an independant product like the asus fonepad, asus/nexus 7, samsung tab7 etc. they are google playstore certified and you will be able to install the individual reading apps you require without being tied to a system. you will also find that you can do so much more with the likes of the asus/samsung tablets as their connectivity is much greater
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:24 PM   #362
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Yes you can disable the Discovery Bar and regain the real estate. Download and install GoLauncher and it will run like any normal tablet. I've had this since December and it runs flawlessly.
I do not like any program to "predict" what I like based on what I HAVE read because I like variety, not more of the same.
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:18 PM   #363
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Discovery Bore

Dear Kobo,

Discovery Bar is horrible, "just try it, you'll like it" I don't think so, been there done that, gone to go launcher. I like tapestry, its nice but I wont be back until I can minimize or disable that "discovery bar" which, lets face it, is nothing more than an advertising banner. Its ugly, intrusive and ruins what is an otherwise very nice interface. At least let us minimize it. Given how much negative response discovery bar has garnered I would think a company concerned with its customers desires would respond and adapt. Your lack of willingness to revisit the issue leaves me to draw certain unflattering conclusions about your company. For this reason not only have I dumped your interface but I have also begun to warn folks about this aspect of going with what would otherwise be a pretty awesome product for the price. But with so many competitors out there why compromise. You may think its a small cosmetic feature but advertising and choice are things most consumers feel pretty strongly about. I mean I signed up just to say this... That's my 2 cents.

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Old 02-14-2014, 02:46 PM   #364
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A little late to the party there Yodaweed.

In case you haven't noticed Kobo has abandoned support for the original Arc. The last firmware is dated 2013-05-13 and the two Kobo employees who were once active in regards to the Arc haven't been around in months.

Your points have been made plenty of times in the past. Simply run a different launcher as that is what everyone else has already done.

Bumping a dead thread does nothing for anyone.
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Old 10-13-2014, 04:16 PM   #365
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Install Go Launcher to get rid of Tapestry etc on the home screen
Thank you kindly!!!

Bye bye horrible book suggester! aka "Discover Bar"
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