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Old 12-28-2012, 02:38 AM   #391
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I actually love the new % and quick stats! Please don't get rid of them!!!
I like the stats as well, but they are only shown for kepubs. Anyone reading a epubs doesn't get them. But, I feel the loss of the back/previous button is a bigger loss than the gain made with the stats. If I had to choose, I would choose the back button.
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Old 12-28-2012, 10:59 PM   #392
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I've got a back button - it's there at the links page when I touch the page number area at the bottom of the screen. And it works, it takes me back to the screen where I was where the super text number was that I touched. Well - takes me back in an ad hoc way ... sometimes I get directly back and other times it dumps me a few pages prior!!

The light symbol shows and then the word 'Back' and over to the right the usual book etc symbols.

Is this the 'Back' button that isn't showing on some people's devices?

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Micro SD card in
Epubs (Calibre cleaned and side loaded)
book is in main memory
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:17 AM   #393
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I've got a back button - it's there at the links page when I touch the page number area at the bottom of the screen. And it works, it takes me back to the screen where I was where the super text number was that I touched. Well - takes me back in an ad hoc way ... sometimes I get directly back and other times it dumps me a few pages prior!!

The light symbol shows and then the word 'Back' and over to the right the usual book etc symbols.

Is this the 'Back' button that isn't showing on some people's devices?

I'm using:

2.3.1
Up to 2.3.1, the place that now has the percent read, always had a link to go back somewhere. If you opened a book from the home screen, the link was to "Home", open it from the library list and it said "Library". The same went for a shelf or search. This was extremely handy because it took you to the same place in the list. If you were hunting for a particular book, got to the 45th page of your library list, opened a book and decided it wasn't the one, you pressed "Library" and you were back in the list on the 45th page ready to look at the next book. It was an extremely handy function and I feel lost without it. I would much rather have this function back than the reading stats that have been added for kepubs.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:43 PM   #394
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It was an extremely handy function and I feel lost without it. I would much rather have this function back than the reading stats that have been added for kepubs.
I second that!
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:51 PM   #396
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The PDF viewer should respect mediabox settings of the PDF, as any other PDF viewer does,
and not draw endless left and right margins so you can't get to the page flip bar.
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At this point, I think Kobo shouldn't bother with any new features. I'd like to see the next two point releases (2.4.x and 2.5.x) to be purely bug fixing, stability improvements, and feature parity between epub & kepub files. Kobo has a really solid reader with great ideas, they just need to focus on streamlining, optimizing and ensuring that the device works as reliably as possible.
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:50 AM   #398
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I like my reading privacy, and would like the same simple screensaver password protection that both my two year old Kindle and Windows 95 computer had 18 years ago, please.
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My requests are:
1. Remove the black bar at the bottom while reading, consumes a lot of the (poor) 6" (central touch will bring the menu on, or light set up in the top bar)
2. Improve touch response
3. Improve Ram and Cpu usage

Thanks!!!
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My requests are:
1. Remove the black bar at the bottom while reading, consumes a lot of the (poor) 6" (central touch will bring the menu on, or light set up in the top bar)
2. Improve touch response
3. Improve Ram and Cpu usage

Thanks!!!
RE point 1 .... you can remove the black bar at the bottom of the screen that only appears when you've got the reading light on by:

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Light, Sleep & Power
Light Indicator appears: Clear (NOT Solid)

I think that Kobo should explain what Solid and Clear mean in that section because until it's pointed out it doesn't really make sense.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:38 AM   #401
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Hello,

My suggestion is the following : Remember the word with wich we have used the dictionnary or the translator.

Scenario : When we read a book, there are some words we do not know the signification or the translation, we touch the word, then the dictionnary appears, and it will be good to have an "add button" to a specific word's list.
2 kind of possible list :
- Translation one
- Explanation one

With this feature, we will be able to view all words we didn't know with the translation or the explanation. Like this, we can remember and learn words.

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RE point 1 .... you can remove the black bar at the bottom of the screen that only appears when you've got the reading light on by:

Settings
Light, Sleep & Power
Light Indicator appears: Clear (NOT Solid)

I think that Kobo should explain what Solid and Clear mean in that section because until it's pointed out it doesn't really make sense.
Yes, but you don't add any reading line to the page, do you (and that was the question) ? You just change the color of the 'wasted' space...
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My requests are:
1. Remove the black bar at the bottom while reading, consumes a lot of the (poor) 6" (central touch will bring the menu on, or light set up in the top bar)
2. Improve touch response
3. Improve Ram and Cpu usage

Thanks!!!
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RE point 1 .... you can remove the black bar at the bottom of the screen that only appears when you've got the reading light on by:

Settings
Light, Sleep & Power
Light Indicator appears: Clear (NOT Solid)

I think that Kobo should explain what Solid and Clear mean in that section because until it's pointed out it doesn't really make sense.
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Yes, but you don't add any reading line to the page, do you (and that was the question) ? You just change the color of the 'wasted' space...
My post's aim was to alert DigitalWarS to the fact that one could remove the black bar, and to provide the info as to how; and to point out that the info in the Settings could include what both Solid and Clear meant so as to avoid user misunderstanding.

You've addressing a different design aspect.
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1. Remove the black bar at the bottom while reading, consumes a lot of the (poor) 6" (central touch will bring the menu on, or light set up in the top bar)
Yeah, would also love to (optionally, for those that like it) get rid of that space wasting bar.

I also would like to be able to (optionally) show the whole screen in reverse video (black background, white text), just like the bottom bar currently is.
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Yeah, would also love to (optionally, for those that like it) get rid of that space wasting bar.

I also would like to be able to (optionally) show the whole screen in reverse video (black background, white text), just like the bottom bar currently is.
Yes, me too @ both.

But, if you get rid of the horrible space wasting bar (also when it's clear) so you have more lines of text on the screen, how would you propose it work if you select text for annotations or looking up in the dictionary? The menu has to come up when you select text to give you options of what to do with the text... fine. But what if you want to select text on the lower two-three lines? They will be hidden by the menu bar that will come up... Any smart insights or suggestions?

If there is no solution for that, I understand the space waster has to be always present. But I would prefer it if its size would be considerably smaller. It's much too high as it is.
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