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Old 11-30-2010, 12:11 AM   #1
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Hack to Toggle Location Info at Bottom of Screen?

Did a few searches, my apologies if I missed a previous post. Has anyone made a hack to make the location info at the bottom of the kindle togglable on and off, preferably via a shortcut or menu option.

Just thought I'd ask.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:20 AM   #2
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This would make reading on my K3 perfect, it's the first feedback I made to Amazon when I received my K3 in Sept...

Please make it so...
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Would also love to have this.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:10 PM   #4
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I'd like to bump this thread for more notice - I for one would enjoy reading on my Kindle a lot more without that location bar, and based on the complexity of some of the hacks I've seen on this forum, I'm sure the developers here can make this happen.

Consider it, please! You'll earn my eternal gratitude.
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:19 PM   #5
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If you could remove it thus allowing for more text on the screen, then it would be perfect
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:31 PM   #6
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If you could remove it thus allowing for more text on the screen, then it would be perfect
Yeah, that would be perfect... but personally I'd settle for simply removing it in favor of blank space. I find it very distracting. It's hard to get into "the zone" and focus on the material when I'm interrupted by a progress update at the end of every page. I find myself racing the location bar and trying to calculate the number of locations per page and the number of pages per percentage point...

Yeah, I'm odd, but I can't be the only one. The location bar is a curse!
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Old 12-17-2010, 04:37 PM   #7
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I'd also be in favor of removing the Title-Wifi/3G Battery Bar when reading ebooks,
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:44 PM   #8
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On the k3, the top bar info disappears automatically. Pressing Menu will reveal/hide it.
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Old 12-20-2010, 12:40 PM   #9
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On the k3, the top bar info disappears automatically. Pressing Menu will reveal/hide it.
It would be great if the location info was displayed when the menu button was pushed and disappeared when you pressed the forward or backward page.

I really don't understand why they have to have it displayed. I can understand that some people want to know how far they are in the book, but there should be a more unobtrusive way to get that info.

How hard would this be to remove?
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:56 AM   #10
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Unfortunately this would probably involve changing the Kindle Java framework. Since the source code for that is not released by Amazon, this task would be very hard to accomplish.
The hacks so far (screensaver, fonts, etc) do not directly touch that, they work by changing the Linux filesystem and/or changing/adding some scripts.
Maybe someone with better knowledge on the Kindle internals can discover a clever way to do that, but for me it does not seem to be an easy task.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:19 PM   #11
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If you install fbKindle, there is an option to hide the location bar...
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:41 PM   #12
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If you install fbKindle, there is an option to hide the location bar...
and fbKindle is?
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and fbKindle is?
a hack. Search this forum for it...
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:49 PM   #14
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a hack. Search this forum for it...
I did know, i Just thought it would have been nice if the poster had given a bit more info...
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:36 PM   #15
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So I have to install a Russian Alpha hack to get rid of the location bar... hmm.. sounds risky. hehe
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