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Old 10-02-2010, 04:13 AM   #1
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Looking up word definitions

I like the word lookup feature, because English is not my native language. However, I encountered this strange problem while trying to use it.
When I select a word with the 5-way joystick, a little popup window appears with the first two lines of dictionary entry. It reads "more" <-'. So I guess I need to press the <-' key to see the full entry. So I press this key and... nothing happens. I tried pressing it twice, pressing and holding down to no avail. Am I doing something wrong? Kindle just says "Begin typing to create a note or click to start a highlight", that's all. The firmware version is 3.0.1.
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Old 10-02-2010, 04:42 AM   #2
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Vital,

The key you need to press is the Enter key. Is that what you mean when you say the "<-" key? I'ts the one immediately below the Del key.

Also, be sure you are not highlighting the word. The cursor should appear as a thin vertical bar, to the left of the word. It should not extend over the entire word.

The only other thing to keep in mind is that it could take a couple of seconds before the full definition appears - possibly as long as four seconds. That might not sound much, but it could be long enough to make you think that nothing is happening.
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thanks, I tried that, but it doesn't seem to work
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Mike L,

thanks, I tried that, but it doesn't seem to work
Be sure to first go: HOME \ MENU \ SETTINGS \ MENU \ CHANGE PRIMARY DICTIIONARY. Then press the 5-way key on the dictionary you want.

Then the <ENTER> key located under the <DELETE> key should give you the full entry for a dictionary entry.
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It might also be worth checking that the keyboard is itself working.

Try using the keyboard to type any word, then press the Enter key. That should take you to the search results page. If you can't type anything, then the keyboard is probably at fault.

Or, go to the menu, and then go to "Add notes or highlight". Again, type some words.

If the keyboard doesn't work, then you will need to get the Kindle repaired or replaced.

If the above tests do work, then the fault must lie somewhere else.
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Old 10-11-2010, 04:17 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. The problem went away after I made a full reset. Now I can see the complete dictionary entry after I press the Return key (after a small delay).
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