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Old 11-03-2010, 05:21 PM   #1
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Feature request: Remap spacebar to turn page forward

The one feature that would make my Kindle 3 an absolutely perfect device for me is if I could change to the next page using the spacebar. Anyone know if this is possible?

The most comfortable way for me to hold the Kindle 3 is with my fingers behind the Kindle and my thumb over the space bar. If I could turn the page with it I'd be all set. The only thing the spacebar does currently is bring up a blank search bar, which I could always just do by typing any random letter then backspacing.

Also, thanks so much to those responsible for the screensaver hack.. it's fantastic.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:18 PM   #2
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I hold the K3 about the same way, but use four fingers behind, the thumb resting on the 'next page' button.

However,.......to each his own.......
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:59 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply desertgrandma. I also usually hold my kindle with my thumb resting on the next page button on the side, but if I could change the page with the spacebar I'd be more apt to hold at the bottom (I think it balances better). Any idea if changing the page with the spacebar would be a possible hack?
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply desertgrandma. I also usually hold my kindle with my thumb resting on the next page button on the side, but if I could change the page with the spacebar I'd be more apt to hold at the bottom (I think it balances better). Any idea if changing the page with the spacebar would be a possible hack?
You'd have to ask the experts that.......
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:20 PM   #5
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You'd have to ask the experts that.......
Somebody just need to prepare little modified keymap to make it permanent or we can exec a remap command everytime device is restarted to set up space bar. But then there will be a problem in typing text with spaces...
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:56 PM   #6
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No X11 -> no xkb -> no straightforward 'keymap' (And we're not in a Linux terminal, so, no console keymap either).

On the other hand, there are two different keypress-related hacks that *may* be able to help with what you want.

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Old 11-04-2010, 06:46 PM   #7
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Could you point me in the right direction NiLuJe for those keypress related hacks? I just found this thread by searching for "keypress." (I searched around before my initial post but didn't think to search for that term). Is that what I'm looking for? If so, I'll try to make sense of it. Thanks a lot.
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:44 AM   #8
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Just a note - spacebar advance pages in the Duokan system
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:18 PM   #9
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In Landscape mode Next/Previous keys are not easy to use.
Using Spacebar would be perfect (especially with keyboard on the right)
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:22 AM   #10
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The one feature that would make my Kindle 3 an absolutely perfect device for me is if I could change to the next page using the spacebar. Anyone know if this is possible?

The most comfortable way for me to hold the Kindle 3 is with my fingers behind the Kindle and my thumb over the space bar. If I could turn the page with it I'd be all set. The only thing the spacebar does currently is bring up a blank search bar, which I could always just do by typing any random letter then backspacing.

Also, thanks so much to those responsible for the screensaver hack.. it's fantastic.
The Duokan use the spacebar for page advance. Personally I have experimented with a elastic strap on the back. I saw someone else use Velcro The ss-hack is NiLuJe ! It is very nice indeed.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:07 AM   #11
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This would be very useful in the Landscape mode.
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i was searching the same - too bad that there is no solution atm....
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