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Old 10-06-2010, 11:25 PM   #1
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a suggestion to improve the browser experience

The use of shortcuts (or hotkeys, or keyboard shortcuts, or whatever you want to call them) would greatly improve the browser experience .

For example :

To change the way a web page is displayed on the Kindle :
W : fit-to-width
Alt + Q : 150%
Alt + W : 200%
Alt + E : 300%
A : actual size
 
When the width of a web page doesn't match the width of the Kindle's screen :
L : move to the left side of the webpage
R : move to the right side of the webpage
T : move to the top of the webpage
B : move to the bottom of the webpage
 
To change the Screen Rotation :
Alt + L : the keyboard on the left
Alt + R : the keyboard on the right
Alt + T : the keyboard at the top
Alt + B : the keyboard at the bottom
 
BTW, the 4 shortcuts to change the Screen Rotation are not only useful within the browser. They would be useful as global shortcuts .

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Old 10-06-2010, 11:30 PM   #2
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I agree Amazon should make more use of the shortcuts (and document ALL of them not just some) however since certain ones are already taken (ie Alt+Q for the number 1, w=2 etc) perhaps shift+alt+q?

I'd also really like a shortcut to get to the browser from the homepage

Not sure if you knew this but if you hold alt and use the up/down/left/right arrows it scrolls the page, might help a little in the mean time.

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Old 10-06-2010, 11:44 PM   #3
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good idea, amazon need to make these changes ,.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:29 AM   #4
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(...) however since certain ones are already taken (ie Alt+Q for the number 1, w=2 etc) perhaps shift+alt+q?
You're right, of course .
So, a better suggestion would be :

To change the way a web page is displayed on the Kindle :
W : fit-to-width
Shift + Q : 150%
Shift + W : 200%
Shift + E : 300%
A : actual size
 
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I'd also really like a shortcut to get to the browser from the homepage
There is !
Well, sort of .

At page 117 of the User's Guide :
"One other way of accessing Web Browser is to type in a word anytime from Home or any book, blog, newspaper, personal document, or magazine you happen to be reading. When you begin typing, a search box will pop up at the bottom of the screen, and you can use the 5-way controller to navigate to the right and select"
'go to' .

But you have to type in a valid address, otherwise you'll get an error message saying :
"Your Kindle is unable to load the requested page."

Not exactly a shortcut, but another way to access the browser is also mentioned on page 117 :
"You can also enter a URL in the Search box from the Home page. Type the URL and use the 5-way to select "go to" and then press the 5-way."

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I will try to remember to add these to the hotkeys hack. But it would always be preferred if Amazon itself added them, of course.
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Old 10-07-2010, 01:46 PM   #6
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But it would always be preferred if Amazon itself added them, of course.
Absolutely !
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I'd also really like a shortcut to get to the browser from the homepage
(...)

But you have to type in a valid address, otherwise you'll get an error message saying :
"Your Kindle is unable to load the requested page."
I just realized that you can (mis)use this option as a shortcut to launch the browser :
- type in a single letter (only 1) from Home or any book etc. ;
- use the 5-way controller to navigate to the right and select 'go to' ;
- select 'close' in the error window ("Your Kindle is unable to load the requested page.") ;
- this will open the browser with the last visited website ;

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Have you emailed your suggestions to Amazon at kindle-feedback@amazon.com?
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Not sure if you knew this but if you hold alt and use the up/down/left/right arrows it scrolls the page, might help a little in the mean time.
That's the third way to navigate on webpages :
1. use the Next Page and Previous Page buttons (only vertical scrolling) ;
2. use the up/down/left/right arrows ;
3. hold Alt, and use the up/down/left/right arrows ;

Perhaps common knowledge for more experienced Kindle users, but I just found a fourth way :
4.1 hold Shift, and use the up/down/left/right arrows once ;
4.2 hold Shift, and hold the up/down/left/right arrows ;
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wow fantastic , thanks for sharing
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wow fantastic , thanks for sharing
My pleasure .

I'm having fun trying to find out how to get the most out of my K3 WiFi.
And because I found lots of useful information here on MobileRead.com, I'm glad I can do something in return .
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