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Old 01-18-2013, 02:24 PM   #46
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Can the KFHD access files on a memory stick connected via the micro USB?
To the best of my knowledge the OTG feature of ICS is disabled on the Fire HD. The short answer is no.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:39 PM   #47
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Is there a way to adjust the time before the screen goes into standby? (KFHD 8.9)? I can't seem to find it in the material on the device itself.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:17 AM   #48
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Is there a way to adjust the time before the screen goes into standby? (KFHD 8.9)? I can't seem to find it in the material on the device itself.
I have the 7", and assuming the controls are the same, you need to swipe down from the top of the screen to get the ribbon menu, select "More" (plus sign above it), then Sounds & Display, then Screen Timeout (at the bottom). This has various timeout selections from 30 seconds through to Never.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:22 AM   #49
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I have the 7", and assuming the controls are the same, you need to swipe down from the top of the screen to get the ribbon menu, select "More" (plus sign above it), then Sounds & Display, then Screen Timeout (at the bottom). This has various timeout selections from 30 seconds through to Never.
Thanks, sorry for the dumb*ss noob question, I found it but as a noob the Edit feature doesn't allow deletion of posts so my was there for all to see.
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:06 AM   #51
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Umm... help? I just got a new Kindle Fire HD for my birthday and I have two questions.
1. What is the best app for reading epubs on the Fire HD? I read somewhere that Overdrive Media was available as an app for the Fire HD, but I don't know as much about Overdrive Media as I do about Calibre and ADE.
2. FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, someone PLEASE tell me there is a way to change the wallpaper and the lock screen on this thing! I've already tried a couple of apps that haven't worked, and if I have to look at one more ad about shows or products I don't care about and that I will never buy no matter how many times they throw it at me..... And I'm not paying $15 to get rid of the ads. That's just wrong on so many levels!

Any help is greatly appreciated! *whimper*
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #52
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Totally new user here. Even misspelled my name when I registered.

I got a Kindle Fire HD for my birthday in October. I experimented with downloading books from Project Gutenberg. At first I didn't have WiFi so I downloaded a book and "sideloaded" the file into my KF. It worked but I had mixed results on later tries. My first try ended up with the proper title but others that I tried to load into the KF ended up with the generic cover and no title at all. I was told to get calibre. I found that when I searched Amazon for Calibre I found Calibre Companion which had a note saying that it was not compatible with Kindle Fire. Another posting steered me to the regular website and I downloaded Calibre for my PC (Windows XP). I tried another Gutenberg file and was able to change the cover (at least I think I was) but was totally unable to get the book onto my Kindle Fire HD.
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Totally new user here. Even misspelled my name when I registered.

I got a Kindle Fire HD for my birthday in October. I experimented with downloading books from Project Gutenberg. At first I didn't have WiFi so I downloaded a book and "sideloaded" the file into my KF. It worked but I had mixed results on later tries. My first try ended up with the proper title but others that I tried to load into the KF ended up with the generic cover and no title at all. I was told to get calibre. I found that when I searched Amazon for Calibre I found Calibre Companion which had a note saying that it was not compatible with Kindle Fire. Another posting steered me to the regular website and I downloaded Calibre for my PC (Windows XP). I tried another Gutenberg file and was able to change the cover (at least I think I was) but was totally unable to get the book onto my Kindle Fire HD.
This is a cover size issue you need a large cover for the cover to show up. I am using 1066x1600 and it works great.

As for getting books on the KFHD there are many ways you can use USB or Dropbox or LAN through ES File Explorer.

You might want to check Amazon to see if they have the book for free though. They have a ton of free domain books. Another place to look is right here at MobileRead you will want the mobi format for your Kindle. Sideloaded books goes into the Books folder on the KFHD.
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