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Old 10-12-2010, 08:15 PM   #1
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Keylock keeping current page - not showing screensaver?

This is a really newbie question - I was using my K3 with a city guide PDF and I wanted it locked on a specific page (a map), because while walking I kept pressing buttons accidentally and I didn´t want to slide-unlock every 5 minutes. Is there a way to do this?
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:32 PM   #2
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The only solution I know of is to make a change (edit) in the firmware to turn off the screensaver permanently. There is a post here on MR with how-to instructions but I do not have the link at the moment.

Other than that, I think not.
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Old 10-12-2010, 11:26 PM   #3
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DISCLAIMER- There is a method I've seen on various kindle boards but you need to take care when using a method like this because potentially it could mess up your kindle! So perhaps do some more research first before trying! I haven't tried it personally because I don't want to disable my screensaver - I'm just letting you know that this method does exist and that it's something that can be typed straight into your Kindle search box.

on google look up: ;debugOn ~disableScreensaver

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Old 10-13-2010, 01:03 AM   #4
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There's a hack to disable the time it takes for the screensaver to turn on, isn't there? You can change it to take like 1 hour or w/e you want.
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:29 AM   #5
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;debugOn ~disableScreensaver
I just tried this trick. It doesn't seem to do what the OP is asking for. It made it so that the system didn't seem to go to sleep when I flicked the power switch, and I'm guessing it would make it so it wouldn't automatically sleep either (I didn't wait to find out). ~resumeScreensaver brought it back to behaving normally.

I'm not sure if the Kindle supports bookmarking PDFs, but perhaps you could try setting a bookmark for the page you want to use. Then, the next time you need to look at your Kindle and it's on the wrong page, you could just summon the bookmark to go back to the correct page. Might be worth a try.
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:46 PM   #6
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@curstpriest: Not for the K3.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:24 PM   #7
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Thanks for your comments - but I'm not sure disabling the screensaver is enough. I would rather disableTHE KEYBOARD/BUTTONS...
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:47 PM   #8
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I have a silly recommendation. If you have custom screensavers installed, could you try a transparent PNG?
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:44 PM   #9
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@ski_power: Won't work. Blank screen. And won't work even more on the K3, because it does a fade to white before showing the actual screensaver.
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