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Old 09-21-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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Just bought a new JetBook cause the EZReader wasn't very ergonomic (very akward to use and the speed to flip pages was driving me mad!)

So, to get to the point.... is there any way that anyone has found to switch the directions the pages flip when you move the slider up and down. I would think it would be more ergonomic to move the page forward when you move the slider up rather than down (but that's just me.)

Thanks for any insight!
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Just bought a new JetBook cause the EZReader wasn't very ergonomic (very akward to use and the speed to flip pages was driving me mad!)

So, to get to the point.... is there any way that anyone has found to switch the directions the pages flip when you move the slider up and down. I would think it would be more ergonomic to move the page forward when you move the slider up rather than down (but that's just me.)

Thanks for any insight!
Take it apart and turn the switch around?

Just saying!
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Old 09-21-2009, 11:04 PM   #3
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Just bought a new JetBook cause the EZReader wasn't very ergonomic (very akward to use and the speed to flip pages was driving me mad!)

So, to get to the point.... is there any way that anyone has found to switch the directions the pages flip when you move the slider up and down. I would think it would be more ergonomic to move the page forward when you move the slider up rather than down (but that's just me.)

Thanks for any insight!
Welcome to the club, Laura! I'm sure you will like your jetBook >-|-.

I use the buttons under screen to page down and page up.
(I prefer horizontal view ) and usually don't use slider.

What is the color of your jetBook and where you purchased it?
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:39 AM   #4
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Take it apart and turn the switch around?

Just saying!
Ehm, speaking as someone who has taken it apart... you'd have to change some internal wiring. All the slider does is bump buttons above and below it that trigger the page turn.

I always thought using the slider in landscape mode was interesting... if you hold the jetBook in your left hand and hit the slider with your right, it almost mimics the action of turning a page.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:42 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. I am a tad technically challenged when taking things apart, so I will probably just live with it for now. I was hoping that there was a software fix for it or some setting that I just couldn't find that would allow you to switch the slider directions around.

So far, I am enjoying it. It's nice and light weight. I have used for years an ebookwise 1150 and it's been great but it did start to get heavy in the hand. (And it allows you to switch the buttons to go forward or backward depending on your preference.)

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PS: I bought a black one. It goes with everything!
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:48 PM   #6
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Me too, I'm a little challenged on the software side.

I'd MUCH rather hack the hardware than the software, but Yes, it can be done. It would entail downloading the firmware, disassebling it, modifying the logic, recompliling it and then reflashing the firmware. WAY beyond my feeble abilities!
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:24 PM   #7
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I find that the slider is in the most comfortable position of the three page turn options but after awhile it feels like I'm pressing a piece of barbed wire.I've solved this by cutting a piece of electricians rubber tape to fit over the slider,the adhesive side sticks very well but does not leave a sticky residue if taken off and the rubber side has a perfect gripping surface for my thumb.Holding the jetbook is a little awkward and is my major complaint but this trick has made it more comfortable to use.The tape and my jetbook are both black so it looks like it came from the factory this way.
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